Category Archives: News, events, & announcements

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 »

2017-18 Abstract Competition Has Begun!

         December 5, 2017
Call for Abstracts

Golden Helix strives to enable precision medicine by developing powerful software to support researchers with complex analysis. One of my favorite events of the year is our abstract competition. This competition allows us to help our community by recognizing innovative ways to conduct a genomic analysis. I am pleased to announce that our 2017-18 Abstract Competition has officially begun! We would… Read more »

End of Year VarSeq Bundles

         November 28, 2017

This week we’re featuring several VarSeq bundles that are part of our end of year pricing specials! VarSeq CNV PowerPack – $15,995 We’ve made tremendous progress integrating CNV analytics capabilities into VarSeq this year. The PowerPack bundle is a great solution for those who are interested in combining SNV and CNV analysis. SVS-VarSeq Bundle – $7,995 If you’re a researcher or… Read more »

Our End of Year Bundles Are Back!

         November 21, 2017

In case you haven’t heard the big news … our end of year bundles are back by popular demand! There’s a little something for everyone so if you’ve had your eye on one of our products now is the time to buy! SVS Single-User License – $2,995 Wouldn’t it be great to be able to easily perform complex analyses and visualizations on… Read more »

Reflecting on ASHG 2017

         October 26, 2017
ASHG 2017

We’ve returned from another successful year at ASHG and had an incredible time. I find the conference to be a terrific opportunity to connect with our customers, partners, and friends in the industry. This year’s Presidential Symposium was a true delight featuring a discussion of global health and genomics between two absolute legends in the health and science world: Bill Gates,… Read more »

VarSeq Updated with CNV Annotations, CNV PhoRank and Region Assessment Catalogs

         October 19, 2017
VarSeq Updated

VarSeq Updated with CNV Annotations, CNV PhoRank, and Region Assessment Catalogs This year we have released multiple advances to support CNV analysis in VarSeq, expanding our target region based VS-CNV caller to handle exomes and low-depth genomes as well as additional supporting algorithms like calling Loss of Heterozygosity regions. To top this off, VarSeq 1.4.7 has been shipped with many… Read more »

Goodbye snow … hello Orlando!

         October 17, 2017
ASHG 2017

We look forward to seeing you all at ASHG 2017! Golden Helix is leaving the snowy mountains of Bozeman, MT and heading for the sunny streets of Orlando, FL to attend the 2017 American Society of Human Genetics Conference (ASHG)! We’re excited to be returning for the 12th year in a row and are looking forward to seeing everyone there…. Read more »

Upcoming Webcast: Comprehensive Clinical Workflows for Copy Number Variants in VarSeq

         September 14, 2017
Tumor Sequencing

September 27, 2017 12:00 PM, EDT While Copy Number Variants are important to detect and interpret in many clinical genetic tests, labs have been without a comprehensive solution that integrates the annotating and reporting of high-quality CNV alongside their existing NGS variants. Golden Helix has developed and validated with our clinical partners a specialized NGS-based CNV caller capable of detecting… Read more »

The votes are in … 2017 T-Shirt Design Competition Winners

         September 7, 2017
T-Shirt Design Competition

We were incredibly impressed with the amount of creativity the GHI Community delivered for this year’s T-Shirt Design Competition! A big thank you to everyone who participated. We are pleased to announce our three prize winners: First Place – James Hadfield, PhD, Head of Genomics Core at the University of Cambridge Second Place – Pia Pulido, High School Student from… Read more »