Category Archives: News, events, & announcements

Headed to San Diego, CA for ASHG 2018

         October 9, 2018

As we are beginning to welcome the crisp fall weather here in Montana, we cannot wait to make an escape to the warm, sunny weather of San Diego, CA for the American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting (ASHG 2018). We are looking forward to spending the week discussing with new and familiar faces within the genetics industry. If you… Read more »

Golden Helix Receives NIH-SBIR Phase 2 Grant 2R44 GM125432-02

         September 24, 2018

It is our distinct pleasure to inform the GHI community that we have been awarded a Phase II SBIR Grant from the National Institutes of Health. As we are also preparing to celebrate our 20th Anniversary, these two events invoke a lot of excitement within our company and what lies ahead, for not GHI only, but the genetics field entirely…. Read more »

Future Direction of Golden Helix

         September 19, 2018

Celebrating our 20th Anniversary on September 15th, we took some time to reflect on the last two decades in this industry. Two decades of learning, adaption, and growth on the business side as well as the personal side. Employees began their careers with us, made new friends and started their own families. These past 20 years are full of stories… Read more »

Top 10 Analytics Solution Providers – Pharma Tech Outlook

         May 15, 2018
Top 10

We are incredibly honored to be recognized as one of the Top 10 Analytics Solution Providers of 2018 by Pharma Tech Outlook. “Through innovative products, Golden Helix has been simplifying the clinical workflows and genomic testing for numerous labs. For instance, Prevention Genetics, a clinical testing laboratory offering genetic and DNA banking services with the largest menu of gene sequencing… Read more »

See you at ACMG 2018

         April 9, 2018
ACMG

We’re looking forward to seeing you all at the ACMG 2018. This year the Golden Helix Team will be represented by President & CEO, Andreas Scherer, Senior Product Engineer, Nathan Fortier, and myself, Marketing Manager, Delaina Hawkins. Make sure to stop by and say hello! You can find Golden Helix in booth #1306: We’ve put together a series of quick, in-booth demos… Read more »

Clinical Variant Interpretation Based on ACMG Guidelines – Part I

         April 9, 2018
VSClinical

The clinical interpretation of variants is time-consuming and requires attention to details. Clinicians are being asked to thoroughly review any variants that could potentially cause disease. There are guidelines for the interpretation of variants relating to hereditary risk, germline diagnostics, and molecular oncology panels, such as those issued by the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG), which are nationally and internationally… Read more »

Small-Lab VarSeq PowerPack

         March 6, 2018
VarSeq PowerPack

Ready to take your analysis to the next level? Our Small-Lab VarSeq PowerPack enables users to move their analysis from FASTQ to clinical reporting through one streamlined pipeline. Here’s what’s included: VarSeq VarSeq is an intuitive, integrated software solution for tertiary analysis. With VarSeq you can automate your workflows and analyze variants for gene panels, exomes, and whole genomes. VS-CNV… Read more »

Third-Place Abstract Competition Winner

         February 22, 2018

I would like to congratulate our third and final winner of the 2017-18 Abstract Competition, Suxu Tan, a current PhD Student at Auburn University. Our first and second place winners, Michael Iacocca and Nicole Weaver, performed their research using VarSeq. Suxu, however, used SVS to conduct the research in his paper ‘GWAS analysis of QTL for resistance against Edwardsiella ictaluri in… Read more »

1st Place Abstract Competition Winner

         February 6, 2018
CNV calling - Abstract Winner

Our abstract competition is one of my favorite events because of the learning opportunity it provides our team. Each applicant’s submission tells us a unique story about how our software is helping users conduct their research. This year’s competition didn’t disappoint bringing a new round of fascinating studies to our attention. However, with all these great abstracts came the difficult… Read more »

10 Most Innovative Pharma and Life Sciences Solutions Providers 2018

         January 29, 2018
innovative

Awarded one of the top biotech companies Insight Success recently published its annual Pharma and Life Special Edition announcing the 10 most innovative solution providers of 2018. We are incredibly honored to have received this award and being recognized amongst the top biotech companies! You can access the publication featuring my interview with the editor here: http://www.insightssuccess.com/golden-helix-helping-researchers-clinicians-understand-role-cnvs-human-health-disease/. I have outlined some… Read more »

Top Webcasts of 2017

         January 9, 2018

2017 was an incredibly prosperous year for Golden Helix; we released a handful of new features, announced new partnerships and completed our end-to-end architecture for clinical testing labs. Our webcast series has become a very popular way for our community to stay up-to-date with our new capabilities and best practices in genetic analysis using our software. We had three webcast… Read more »

Robarts Research Institute & VS-CNV

         January 5, 2018

One of our main focuses in 2017 was VS-CNV which allows clinicians to directly call CNVs in target regions quicker, easier and more affordably than CMA or MLPA testing. Our clients at Robarts Research Institute shared their recent publication with me which confirms that our time and dedication to our CNV capabilities was well worth it. I am delighted to… Read more »

Bring the Value of VS-CNV to Genomic Research in SVS

         January 4, 2018
Eigenvalue Decomposition

The Golden Helix SNP & Variation Suite (SVS) platform is a powerful and versatile set of tools and algorithms for performing genomic research. That research spans from data originating on genotype micro-arrays to next-generation sequencing. While the majority of SVS users start with genotype data on their samples, any genomic information across a cohort can be used in our various… Read more »

On our way to PAG 2018

         January 2, 2018

There’s nothing better than starting the New Year off with a great genetics conference in San Diego, CA… We’re looking forward to seeing you all at the Plant & Animal Genome Conference XXVI (PAG 2018)! This year the Golden Helix Team will be represented by Field Application Scientist, Darby Kammeraad, and myself, Content Marketing Manager, Delaina Hawkins. Make sure to… Read more »