Alliance Global Appointed Exclusive PetaGene Distributor For Middle East, Africa and Central Asia

Posted on November 29, 2019

We are pleased to announce that PetaGene has signed an agreement appointing Dubai based Alliance Global (AGBL) as the exclusive distributor of our genomic data management software in Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

The number of national population-scale genomics initiatives in the region is growing and AGBL is a leading distributor of Illumina sequencing technology in the region

“AGBL already possesses significant expertise in sequencing technology sales and the wider genomics marketplace, making it an ideal partner for us in this region,” commented Vaughan Wittorff, Ph.D., Cofounder and Chief Commercial Officer of PetaGene. “We are excited to be working with AGBL to bring PetaGene’s software to genomics researchers across Africa, the Middle East and Asia, so that they can access their genomic data faster, more efficiently, and store it more cost-effectively.”

PetaGene’s compression software, called PetaSuite, addresses challenges caused by growing volumes of genomics data. It achieves savings of between 60 and 90 percent in both storage costs and data transfer times compared to BAM and gzipped FASTQ files. PetaSuite transparently integrates with existing storage infrastructure and bioinformatics pipelines, and PetaSuite Cloud Edition enables a user’s software tools and pipelines to seamlessly integrate with a wide variety of cloud platforms without modification.

Speaking for AGBL, Group Commercial Director, Dr. Nassim-Marie Hambouz said, “We are delighted to add PetaGene to our portfolio of partners. Their innovative technology will help organizations optimise their on-site or cloud storage costs for the growing volume of genomic data throughout the region.

To contact AGBL, visit their website.