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Genedata Selector 9.0 Digitalizes Agriscience R&D Workflows for Automation and Scale Up

Major update of enterprise software solution enables agriscience companies to embrace FAIR data principles by connecting interdisciplinary teams and their workflows via a single source of truth

August 3, 2023
Basel, Switzerland

Genedata, the leading provider of enterprise software solutions for the Life Sciences, today announced its new software release, Genedata Selector 9, which enables breeding organizations to leverage data-driven decision-making support to ensure the continuity of their products, provide better and more sustainable varieties in terms of yield, quality, flavors, and to accelerate the development of new, innovative seeds amidst the global challenges faced by the agricultural sector. 

Climate change and disease resistance are just two of the major agricultural challenges currently hindering the development of seeds and the delivery of new crops to the market. Alongside this, in the face of food insecurity, there is an urgent need for products of improved quality to feed the world. To continuously address these requirements and shorten the time-to-market of innovative seeds and plants, agriscience companies need to overcome the “last mile” data delivery problem. This can be achieved by simplifying access to relevant information as well as integrative tools to support R&D workflows bringing about efficiency and reducing process time. In addition, agriscience R&D companies need to improve interdisciplinary collaboration between scientists working with complex data emerging from different sites and drive efficient decision-making based on insights unlocked from these data. 

By democratizing data throughout agriscience R&D organizations, Genedata Selector® improves data FAIRness providing a single source of truth accessible across geographically dispersed sites. Equipped with accurate sample and meta-information tracking, the enterprise software solution disseminates mandatory project-related information throughout teams allowing for a unified overview of previous and ongoing processes. 

Genedata Selector automates next-generation sequencing (NGS) data processing and analysis, standardizing data-related workflows to improve the accuracy and quality of results while providing organizations with greater efficiency. With wizard-based step-by-step guides called Playbooks, the platform unlocks additional time for molecular breeding scientists by enabling them to accelerate complex integrative data analyses from days to hours. To facilitate insight generation, the platform enables intuitive visualization of genotype and phenotype relationships. With its inbuilt tools for decision support, Genedata Selector accelerates decision-making and allows in-depth analysis of pass/fail samples to advance crop R&D projects. 

Selector 9, the new software release, prepares agriscience R&D companies to address future global agricultural challenges by: 

  • Providing scientists with an enhanced user experience via an intuitive interface for NGS data processing, analysis, and interpretation,  
  • Closing data-sharing gaps between different teams and sites to accelerate project progress and collaboration,  
  • Improving interoperability for seamless integration into existing IT ecosystems containing variant or marker databases, phenotype tracking solutions, LIMs systems, or ELNs, and 
  • Integrating new or existing Nextflow NGS data processing pipelines to centralize all data-related activities and prevent redundancies. 

“We are committed to serving the evolving needs of agriscience R&D organizations during this challenging time by providing innovative digital solutions to unlock valuable insights from data generated throughout agricultural projects. By enabling automation, increasing access to the right information while preserving the chain of custody, we increase efficiency by an order of magnitude and streamline the discovery of new seeds and plants”, said Othmar Pfannes, Ph.D., CEO of Genedata. “We look forward to accelerating the development of a new generation of agricultural products using NGS to provide our nation with a future of better nourishment.” 
 

About Genedata

Genedata transforms data into intelligence with innovative software solutions that incorporate extensive biopharma R&D domain knowledge. Multinational biopharmaceutical organizations and cutting-edge biotechs around the globe rely on Genedata to digitalize and automate data-rich and complex R&D processes. From early discovery all the way to the clinic, Genedata solutions help maximize the ROI in R&D expenditure. Founded in 1997, Genedata is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland with additional offices in Boston, London, Munich, San Francisco, Singapore, and Tokyo.
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By enabling automation, increasing access to the right information while preserving the chain of custody, we increase efficiency by an order of magnitude and streamline the discovery of new seeds and plants. We look forward to accelerating the development of a new generation of agricultural products using NGS to provide our nation with a future of better nourishment.

Othmar Pfannes, Ph.D.
CEO at Genedata