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October 17, 2016

Repositive now largest portal for human genomic data

Cambridge Network - Repositive, a software company developing novel tools to improve access to human genomic research data, has expanded the number of datasets now available on its free platform to include 1,006,914 datasets from 32 different global data sources.

The Repositive team has been expanding the range of datasets available by incorporating public data, privately held data, and has continued to add specialist dataset collections including Chinese control data, Methylation data and Expression data.

Alongside the specialized dataset collections, Repositive has also created a pre-competitive consortium with AstraZeneca. The consortium will develop a resource for streamlined discovery and access to molecular data from Patient Derived Xenografts (PDXs) in oncology research. To find out more about this consortium and how to join visit https://repositive.io/pdx

Fiona Nielsen, CEO of Repositive said: “Over a million datasets is a significant landmark for Repositive. However, sheer quantity of data is often not enough, so we have invested considerably in helping the scientific community to identify and use the most relevant and high quality data for their research.”

This latest news builds on a number of other key developments during 2016. The company has launched an upgraded platform, raised additional seed funding of £500,000, secured partnerships and with AstraZeneca and Xpressomics and won the Pistoia Alliance inaugural President’s Start Up Challenge.