GenoLogics Life Sciences Software Inc.

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GenoLogics Life Sciences Software
Former type Incorporated
Industry Laboratory informatics
Fate Acquired
Defunct September 9, 2015[1]
Headquarters 4464 Markham St., Suite 2302, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Area served Worldwide
Products BaseSpace Clarity LIMS
Employees 60[2]
Parent Illumina, Inc.
Website GenoLogics.com
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/55427

GenoLogics Life Sciences Software developed and distributed laboratory informatics software, with a strong focus on the life sciences, especially genomics and proteomics.

History

GenoLogics was founded in 2002 as a privately-held company in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.[3] One of its first products was Proteus, a laboratory information management system (LIMS) for proteomics; it was beta tested by eight facilities in the fall of 2003 before eventually being released to the market in 2004.[4][5] In October of that year GenoLogics also released its Omix LIMS for systems biology research[6], followed by the June 2006 development announcement of its Geneus LIMS for genomics.[7]

In November 2008, GenoLogics announced it would begin a collaboration with Illumina, Inc. to supply its Geneus software for Illumina's hardware sequencing platform, then called Genome Analyzer.[8] A similar collaboration was agreed upon with Applied Biosystems, Inc. the following year.[9][10]

In July 2011, GenoLogics phased out its Geneus, Omix, and Proteus software in favor of its new GenoLogics LIMS product.[11][12] A few months before this transition, GenoLogics reaffirmed its collaboration with Illumina, stating that it's new GenoLogics LIMS would be incorporated in Illumina's next series of hardware sequencing platforms.[13] The GenoLogics LIMS was rebranded in October 2012 as Clarity LIMS.[14]

In September 2014, GenoLogics again renewed its collaboration with Illumina, this time announcing its Clarity LIMS would be integrated into Illumina's new HiSeq X Ten hardware sequencing platforms. GenoLogics also announced "Illumina will be using GenoLogics’ LIMS to support its collaboration with Genomics England to sequence 100,000 genomes."[15] In February 2015, GenoLogics announced it would be expanding its operations into California citing "increased demand for informatics among labs conducting translational and clinical genomics."[16]

In an August 2015 press release, Illumina announced it had agreed to acquire GenoLogics, which would become part of the Illumina Enterprise Informatics business.[17]

GenoLogics was formally discontinued as a legal entity in Canada on September 9, 2015.[1]

In March or April 2016, "GenoLogics, an Illumina company" changed the name of Clarity LIMS to "BaseSpace Clarity LIMS."[18][19]

Sometime in early 2020, the GenoLogics website was shut down[20], perhaps signaling that the last remnants of the GenoLogics name were disappearing.

Technology and products

BaseSpace Clarity LIMS

The GenoLogics iteration of BaseSpace Clarity LIMS was a laboratory information management system (LIMS) for genomics and mass spectrometry laboratories. It came in several versions: Gold, "built specifically for the needs of clinical or research, genomics and mass spec laboratories,"[21] and Silver, "built specifically for the needs of clinical medium-sized to large-sized commercial or core genomics laboratories."[22] Both versions were available for on-premises installation or hosting under the SaaS model.[23]

See Illumina, Inc. for the current iteration of this LIMS.

References

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  2. "Corporate Backgrounder - GenoLogics Life Sciences Software" (PDF). GenoLogics Life Sciences Software Inc. 2012. http://genologics.com/sites/default/files/pdf/genl_7492-corpfactsheet.pdf. Retrieved 09 April 2013. 
  3. "GLS GenoLogics Corporate Profile" (PDF). GenoLogics Life Sciences Software Inc. 2002. Archived from the original on 04 October 2003. https://web.archive.org/web/20031004070002/http://www.genologics.com/PDFs/GLS%20Corporate%20Profile.pdf. Retrieved 03 April 2015. 
  4. "Welcome to GenoLogics". GenoLogics Life Sciences Software Inc. 2003. Archived from the original on 07 October 2003. https://web.archive.org/web/20031007091007/http://genologics.com/. Retrieved 03 April 2015. 
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  6. "Omix Platform". GenoLogics Life Sciences Software Inc. 2004. Archived from the original on 21 October 2004. https://web.archive.org/web/20041021025112/http://www.genologics.com/products/omixlims/. Retrieved 03 April 2015. 
  7. "GenoLogics Geneus Introduction - Lab Information and Data Management for Genomics Research". GenoLogics Life Sciences Software Inc. 26 June 2006. Archived from the original on 14 August 2006. https://web.archive.org/web/20060814022716/http://www.genologics.com/products/geneus/index.php. Retrieved 03 April 2015. 
  8. "Illumina Selects GenoLogics as Next Generation Sequencing Lab & Data Management Partner". GenoLogics Life Sciences Software Inc. 12 November 2008. Archived from the original on 06 January 2009. https://web.archive.org/web/20090106200939/http://www.genologics.com/about-us/press-release/illumina-partner. Retrieved 03 April 2015. 
  9. "GenoLogics Teams with Applied Biosystems on Lab & Data Management Solution for Next Generation Sequencing". GenoLogics Life Sciences Software Inc. 06 April 2009. https://genologics.com/company/news/genologics-teams-applied-biosystems-lab-data-management-solution-next-generation. Retrieved 03 April 2015. 
  10. Jones, C. (08 April 2009). "GenoLogics Teams with Applied Biosystems on Lab & Data Management Solution for Next Generation Sequencing". LIMSForum. https://www.limsforum.com/genologics-teams-with-applied-biosystems-on-lab-amp-data-management-solution-for-next-generation-sequencing/51976/. Retrieved 20 August 2020. 
  11. "GenoLogics". May 2011. Archived from the original on 13 May 2011. https://web.archive.org/web/20110513095055/http://www.genologics.com/. Retrieved 03 April 2015. 
  12. "Introducing the GenoLogics LIMS". July 2011. Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. https://web.archive.org/web/20110711085004/http://www.genologics.com/genologics-lims. Retrieved 03 April 2015. 
  13. "GenoLogics Launches LIMS Pre-Configured for Illumina Next-Gen Sequencing Systems and Sample Prep Kits". May 2011. Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. https://web.archive.org/web/20110711085620/http://www.genologics.com/news/genologics-launches-lims-pre-configured-illumina-next-gen-sequencing-systems-and-sample-prep. Retrieved 03 April 2015. 
  14. "GenoLogics Unveils Clarity LIMS for CLIA-Certified Next Generation Sequencing Labs". 09 October 2012. Archived from the original on 24 August 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20140824065821/http://genologics.com/press-release-oct-08-2012. Retrieved 20 August 2020. 
  15. "GenoLogics Enters Agreement with Illumina to Provide Laboratory Information System for HiSeq X Ten System". GenoLogics Life Sciences Software Inc. 04 September 2014. Archived from the original on 18 June 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150618004228/http://www.genologics.com/company/news/genologics-enters-agreement-illumina-provide-laboratory-information-system-hiseq-x-ten. Retrieved 20 August 2020. 
  16. "GenoLogics Announces Expansion". Business Wire. 24 February 2015. http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150224005152/en/GenoLogics-Announces-Expansion. Retrieved 03 April 2015. 
  17. "Illumina Signs Agreement to Acquire GenoLogics, Leader in Genomics Laboratory Information Management System Market". Illumina, Inc. 05 August 2015. https://www.illumina.com/company/news-center/press-releases/press-release-details.html?newsid=2075626. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  18. "Clarity LIMS". GenoLogics Life Sciences Software Inc. Archived from the original on 23 February 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160223201443/http://www.genologics.com/clarity-lims/. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  19. "BaseSpace Clarity LIMS". GenoLogics Life Sciences Software Inc. Archived from the original on 12 April 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160412164615/http://www.genologics.com/clarity-lims/. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  20. "http://www.genologics.com/". Wayback Machine. Internet Archive. https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.genologics.com/. Retrieved 20 August 2020. 
  21. "Clarity LIMS Gold". GenoLogics Life Sciences Software Inc. Archived from the original on 22 September 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150922161636/http://www.genologics.com/claritylims. Retrieved 20 August 2020. 
  22. "Clarity LIMS Silver". GenoLogics Life Sciences Software Inc. Archived from the original on 23 October 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20151023004237/http://genologics.com/clarity-lims-silver. Retrieved 20 August 2020. 
  23. "Cloud-based LIMS". GenoLogics Life Sciences Software Inc. Archived from the original on 31 August 2019. https://web.archive.org/web/20190831204123/http://www.genologics.com/features_article/cloud/. Retrieved 20 August 2020.