Genomenon in Ann Arbor Partners With Saphetor of Switzerland in Data Sharing Program

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Ann Arbor’s Genomenon Inc., a genomic literature search engine company, and Lausanne, Switzerland’s Saphetor S.A., a precision medicine analysis company, today announced an agreement to share genomic variant data over their software platforms.

Genomenon’s Mastermind Genomic Search Engine connects patient’s genomic data with evidence from the scientific literature and includes a link to VarSome, which is Saphetor’s genomic knowledge base for gene and variant information. Users can find information on the specific gene or variant search.

From the Saphetor side, VarSome.com includes Mastermind links that lead to literature associated with the genes and variants.

“The VarSome connection in Mastermind provides a richer view and understanding of variant data that previously wasn’t available in our search engine” says Mike Klein, CEO of Genomenon. “Linking the two products provide this mutual benefit to our users, and it was an easy decision on our part to collaborate on this project.”

The data links were completed in early January and are now available.

“Having an index into the complete corpus of scientific literature available to our VarSome users significantly enhances the value for VarSome users” says Andreas Massouras, CEO of Saphetor. “We’re excited about the value we’re able to bring to both sets of users.”

Genomenon connects patient genomic data with evidence from scientific literature used to diagnose. Its search engine has cataloged the genetic relationships between DNA and human diseases using scientific evidence from millions of medical articles.

Saphetor was founded in 2014 and works to identify human genetic variants.

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