Twist Bioscience and SOPHiA GENETICS collaborate to offer optimized genomic solutions

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Published on 02/26/2020

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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Feb. 26, 2020 – Twist Bioscience Corporation (NASDAQ: TWST), a company enabling customers to succeed through its offering of high-quality synthetic DNA using its silicon platform, today announced a collaboration with SOPHiA GENETICS, leader in Data-Driven Medicine to bring access to the universal SOPHiA Platform for advanced genomic analysis to Twist’s customers, providing the analysis and interpretation of sequencing information. Together, the technologies will allow a customer to go from sample to interpretation of the results quickly and efficiently.

Sequencing the whole genome is expensive and often does not provide the depth of information needed for individual genes and the role they play in complex diseases. Target enrichment enables genomic sequencing efforts to be focused in specific regions of interest, which reduces cost and analysis time. Genomic solutions that combine Twist NGS enrichment solutions along with the SOPHiA AI-powered Platform for advanced DNA analysis are designed to support the implementation of NGS application for somatic and germline testing.

“SOPHiA’s mission is to democratize access to Data-Driven Medicine all around the world.With the addition of SOPHiA’s technology to Twist’s advanced products, clinical researchers will benefit from end-to-end, highly-accurate and reliable genomic solutions,” commented Jurgi Camblong CEO and Co-founder of SOPHiA GENETICS. “The combined solution will ultimately help experts precisely detect and characterize genomic mutations and use that information to improve outcomes.”

“Genomics research is enabling a shift from broad-based “one-size-fits-all” approach to a personalized experience,” commented Emily M. Leproust, Ph.D., CEO and co-founder of Twist. “Pairing our industry-leading, rapidly customizable enrichment efficiency with SOPHiA’s robust analytical platform provides customers an important solution to achieve clinically actionable data while saving on sequencing costs. We are excited to work with SOPHiA to provide this new combined offering to clinical researchers around the world.”

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