SOPHiA GENETICS Announces Kepler Uniklinikum is Live on SOPHiA DDM™ Platform

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Published on 06/13/2024

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The Hospital will use SOPHiA DDM™ to enhance its testing and research of blood cancers

Boston, MA and Rolle, Switzerland, June 13, 2024 – SOPHiA GENETICS (Nasdaq: SOPH), a cloud-native healthcare technology company and a leader in data-driven medicine, today announced that Kepler Uniklinikum, Austria’s second largest hospital, is live on SOPHiA GENETICS’ platform. The hospital will use the SOPHiA DDM™ Platform to advance its next-generation sequencing (NGS) testing and diagnostics of blood-related cancers.

Kepler Uniklinikum, which has 1,800 beds, is the central healthcare provider for Upper Austria. The hospital will implement the SOPHiA DDM™ Platform across its medical and chemical laboratory locations to deepen its in-house NGS testing capabilities and expand its offerings to its patients, specifically for those faced with blood cancers and disorders. 

Cancer is the second most common cause of death in Austria, with about 42,000 people diagnosed with cancer each year. Additionally, on a global scale, blood cancers are the fifth most common type of cancer in the world. Advances in diagnostics and treatment of blood cancers depend on timely, cost-effective, and reliable sequencing data. The SOPHiA DDM™ Platform uses NGS to target key variants from FFPE, blood, or bone marrow samples, helping lead to fast and accurate detection of variants associated with the disease. The SOPHiA DDM™ Platform is specifically designed to compute a wide array of genomic variants and continually hones its machine learning algorithms to detect genomic variants associated with rare and challenging cases.

“Kepler Uniklinikum’s implementation of the SOPHiA DDM™ Platform will help progress the use of data-driven medicine throughout Austria by ensuring their patients receive the most advanced and accurate testing,” said Kevin Puylaert, Managing Director, EMEA, SOPHiA GENETICS. “This testing will not only help the local population but will provide valuable insights and data to support others using the SOPHiA DDM™ Platform around the world.” 

The SOPHiA DDM™ Platform delivers results that are nearly 100 percent reproducible to provide consistent inter- and intra-run results, ensuring stable and trustworthy sequencing data. 

For more information on SOPHiA GENETICS, visit SOPHiAGENETICS.COM, or connect on LinkedIn.


SOPHiA GENETICS (Nasdaq: SOPH) is a cloud-native healthcare technology company on a mission
to expand access to data-driven medicine by using AI to deliver world-class care to patients with
cancer and rare disorders across the globe. It is the creator of the SOPHiA DDM™ Platform,
which analyzes complex genomic and multimodal data and generates real-time, actionable
insights for a broad global network of hospital, laboratory, and biopharma institutions.  For more
information, visit SOPHiAGENETICS.COM and connect with us on LinkedIn.

SOPHiA DDM™ for Lymphoid Malignancies is available as a CE-IVD product for In Vitro Diagnostic Use in Europe and Turkey. The information in this press release is about products that may or may not be available in different countries and, if applicable, may or may not have received approval or market clearance by a governmental regulatory body for different indications for use. Please contact [email protected] to obtain the appropriate product information for your country of residence.

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