Service labs and R&D groups are harnessing the power of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) throughout the clinical continuum and using this technology to reach new heights in biological understanding and clinical decision support. However, managing samples through the NGS workflow is no simple task. Beyond the sheer complexity of the lab bench workflow lies a labyrinth of analytical and interpretation platforms from which to gather data and associate with each sample. Then comes the difficulty of securely transferring data or reports to the appropriate party. We’ve heard from many labs that piecing together all of the software elements required to manage an NGS workload is a significant barrier-to-entry. Identifying the right software tools, let alone getting them to talk together slows time-to-revenue and adds significant up-front expense. We thought there was a better way. Building on Ovation’s proven scientific data layer, we’ve rethought the NGS workflow in Ovation Service Lab, our comprehensive, cloud-based LIMS. In the coming weeks and months, we’ll dive deeper into this topic through interviews with service labs offering NGS for research services and to inform clinical diagnostics, case studies on the tools available to support the NGS workflow, explorations into the importance of integrating NGS analysis tools into your LIMS, product demos, and more. We’ll also break down how Ovation for Service Labs can help bring your entire NGS workflow under one umbrella and get you to revenue sooner.
Stay tuned to our blog to learn more about how you can get a better handle on managing samples and data through the full NGS workflow.