October 10, 2017  |  General

Automated de novo assembly pipeline now available in Bluebee Cloud platform

Good news for cloud-loving PacBio users: genomics analysis service Bluebee has now implemented HGAP4 for de novo assembly of SMRT Sequencing data. It creates a fully automated, end-to-end assembly pipeline for genomes of all sizes from unmapped BAM files. The pipeline is available now to all Bluebee users.

This new analysis service expands the use of SMRT Sequencing data beyond the realm of bioinformatics experts. Bluebee’s platform is designed for ease of use and alleviates the pressure of setting up compute clusters or other on-site tech solutions. Bluebee will also handle updating the pipeline as new versions are released, so users can just focus on their genome results.

The Bluebee de novo Assembly Pipeline for PacBio Sequencing is the exact implementation of the PacBio HGAP4 pipeline as provided by SMRT Link (v5.0.1), covering pre-assembly, assembly, and polishing steps. Users can adjust tool parameters if they wish to customize the pipeline.

Bluebee offers a private cloud service for genomics analysis that serves all major European countries and US cities, plus Canada and Asia Pacific. Based in the Netherlands, the company has implemented strict, multi-layered security controls and its platform is compliant with all applicable security and regulatory standards.
Attending the annual American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) meeting next week? For a demonstration of the pipeline, stop by and visit during our expert hours:

PacBio booth #722 – Thursday, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Bluebee booth #522 – Friday, 12:30  – 1:30 PM

Check out our full range of ASHG activities – we look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

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