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SOPHiA GENETICS’ SARS-CoV-2 analytics have been carefully designed by genomic experts to enable the rapid identification of circulating and emerging variants.
Leveraging on SOPHiA GENETICS’ extensive experience and knowledge in genomics, Paragon Genomics SARS-CoV-2 Panels powered by SOPHiA DDM generate high-quality viral genome data for surveillance and evolution of the virus, ultimately leading to improved therapies and outcomes.
These end-to-end solutions offer:
- Ultra-sensitive and fast SARS-CoV-2 whole-genome analysis with tailored quality assessment
- Intuitive platform optimized to identify and filter for current and emerging variants
- Integrated access to public databases and secure knowledge sharing in peer networks
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Q: What are some of the applications of sequencing the SARS-CoV-2 genome?
A: The most immediate applications include monitoring the pandemic spreading through time and space – between countries or even within hospitals – and tracking the evolution of the viral genome for the development of treatments and/or vaccines. All these applications require high quality genome sequences.
Major applications of SARS-CoV-2 genomic analyses include temporal resolution, spatial (geographical) resolution, and viral genome diversity/evolution. Source: Nextstrain (https://nextstrain.org/)
Q: How long is the total turn-around time?
A: Our pipeline has been optimized with uploads as fast as only a few minutes – the result is a streamlined workflow of about 24 hours.
Q: Does this solution allow for assigning clades to the virus?
A: Yes, it is possible to assign clades with data from the GISAID EpiCovTM, the largest database for SARS-CoV-2 used to retrieve allele frequencies. With the SOPHiA DDM platform, the user can easily import metadata (e.g. date and place, sample type, qPCR results, etc.) relevant for your projects. For further downstream analyses, high-quality FASTA files are available for each sample.
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