NRGene introduces new product to provide whole genome assembly at significantly lower cost

New product offers complete genome coverage and high accuracy for Denovo assembling reference level genomes at a much lower cost to accelerate agricultural research

NESS ZIONA, Israel, and SAN DIEGO, June 6, 2019 — NRGene, a worldwide leader in genomic analysis for research and agricultural breeding, announced today the launch of DeNovoMAX – a new product that aims to empower breeding and maximize agricultural yield as part of the Denovo assembly product suite offered by the company. The product is now available for the majority of popular homozygote genomes.

DeNovoMAXTM is a lean version of the legacy DeNovoMAGICTM platform, which has been cited many times in scientific literature due to the high quality of results it generates. The two assembly products complement one another. DeNovoMAGICTM relies on high coverage to provide a full-service genome assembly to all organisms at the highest standard of results (regardless of complexity), whereas DeNovoMAXTM maximizes efficiency by using a leaner library setup with minimal compromise in quality.  DeNovoMAXTM is designed to meet the applicative genomics needs of professional breeders and will be offered to the most popular homozygote species such as wheat, tobacco, tomato, pepper, cotton, corn, soybean, sunflower and more.

“With DeNovoMAGICTM and DeNovoMAXTM, breeders can now access the best full-service genome assemblies at a price competitive with self-made genomes, at a much greater flexibility,” says Gil Ronen, Ph.D., president and founder of NRGene. “Using NRGene’s turn-key genome assembly solutions, the research community can focus its efforts on accomplishing work that has real-world impact – developing new varieties and producing healthier food in higher quality and quantity.”

As a result of NRGene’s data production optimizations and cutting-edge sequencing technologies such as Illumina’s NovaSeq, DeNovoMAXTM is available at a significant price reduction. The cost-effectiveness and potential for high-quality assembly has been shown on wheat, the most widely cultivated crop. NRGene managed to successfully assemble, at reference quality level, the 16 GB-sized genome of common wheat (also known as bread wheat) at less than half the cost of former wheat assembly projects.

Furthermore, NRGene will also offer the option to include Pac-Bio long reads into its assembly on both Denovo products. This addition will improve contiguity and will complement NRGene’s high end short-read based solution.

About NRGene
NRGene is a genomics company that provides turn-key solutions to leading breeding companies. Using advanced algorithmics & extensive proprietary databases, we empower breeders to reach their full potential by achieving stronger and more productive yields in record time. NRGene’s tools have already been implemented by some of the leading agribiotech companies worldwide, as well as the most influential research teams in academia. NRGene is headquartered in Ness Ziona, Israel with an office in San Diego.
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