Join us at ISC High Performance 2022 (June 2022)

Posted on April 28, 2022

Join us at the ISC High Performance 2022 in Hamburg

PetaGene will be exhibiting at ISC-HP 2022 in Hamburg from 29th May to 2nd June. The event returns to Hamburg after 10 years - just in time for our new product announcements!

Come by Booth C305 to meet the PetaGene team and learn about our ground-breaking new products.

Schedule a meeting during the event by contacting

To find out more about the event and register to attend by visiting the event's website.

Join us at Bio-IT World Conference (May 2022)

Posted on April 28, 2022

Join us at the 20th annual Bio-IT World Conference & Expo

PetaGene will be attending the 20th annual Bio IT World Conference and Expo from the 3rd to the 5th of May 2022 in Boston. It’s a great opportunity to meet, tell us about the challenges you face when storing and working with NGS genomic data. We're excited to demonstrate how PetaGene could help reduce your storage costs while improving your pipeline speeds and efficiencies.

Come along to discuss how our dramatic compression ratios combined with our transparent read-back tools can help you substantially reduce your storage costs, speed up transfer of genomic data, and enable collaboration through the cloud.

Schedule a meeting during the event by contacting

To find out more about the event and register to attend by visiting the event's website.

PetaGene’s customers have compressed over 3 million genome files

Posted on April 28, 2022

PetaSuite compression savings continue to grow

We are pleased to announce the reaching of another landmark: PetaGene’s customers have now compressed over three million genome files.

As genomic data sets continue their rapid growth, PetaGene customers across the full range of the genomic research and applications leverage PetaSuite's high compression ratios to limit their storage and infrastructure costs.

PetaGene’s software is deployed across the life sciences industry: biopharma, hospitals and research centres around the world. Our customers old and new continue to leverage our compression technology to mitigate against their rapidly rising storage costs. PetaGene’s compression software uniquely preserves all of the file data in truly lossless compression, giving our customers the guarantee that all their data is retained in a much smaller file. Additionally, our compressed files are transparently presented back in the identical original BAM/FASTQ.gz format to all tools and pipelines, which makes integration trivial and ensures compatibility with all tools. Not just storage savings: using compressed data with PetaGene’s just-in-time decompression speeds up pipelines and workflows significantly thanks to the remarkable reduction in data reads and transfers.

As genomic applications in healthcare grow it is expected that even more data will be generated and this will present a dual challenge of requiring cost-effective storage and also ensure secure, compliant data management. With that in mind, PetaGene has developed an award-winning platform to encrypt and audit all data, with bespoke region-based encryption for BAM and VCF files - the product is now in general availability. These compressed and encrypted files are compatible with all tools and, additionally, all data accesses are captured in a tamper-evident cryptographic ledger. To find out more please contact

Case Study: Top 3 U.S. Children’s Hospital Deploys PetaSuite

Posted on April 27, 2022
Deploying PetaGene’s lossless compression for genomic data at a premier Children’s Hospital in the United States.

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Understanding the genomic information of a patient is key in diagnosing a plethora of genetic and rare diseases. As a result, genome sequencing approaches such as Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) and Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) are growing in use in clinical and research laboratories such as at CH.

A critical challenge emerges as genome sequencing scales up - how to manage the increasing cost of storing these data. At CH, the volume of sequencing data is growing rapidly along with the associated storage costs. CH were looking for solutions to reduce ballooning costs of storing these data that needed to be accessed for critical research and analysis. To solve this challenge CH adopted PetaGene’s lossless compression software to tremendous effect:

“Within two months of deploying PetaGene’s compression solution, CH had made a return on investment, recovering the full cost of the PetaGene licence in storage savings. With PetaGene, we now have better control over the growth of our NGS data, allowing us to reduce storage costs while freeing up financial resources for more compute and analysis to further the research and clinical goals of CH. Hospital senior management consider the PetaGene purchase a big success.”

- Infrastructure Manager, CH

File type # Files Input Size (TB) Output Size (TB) Savings (TB)
FASTQ.gz 663,669 854 360 494 (58%)
BAM 849,465 2,165 879 1,286 (59%)
Total 1,513,134 3,019 1,239 1,780 (59%)

“Deploying PetaGene at CH was a straightforward process. Our users do not have to modify any of their tools or workflows since PetaGene’s decompression library transparently serves original uncompressed data to the tools/pipelines. Since users are essentially able to work with the original data except that the data is more than 50% smaller, there are additional benefits such as faster data transfer speeds and analysis times.”

- Principal Systems Engineer, CH