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eDNA - a cloud based bioinformatic analysis platform

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Coordinator eDNA solutions AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 900 000
Project duration November 2017 - November 2018
Status Completed
Venture Innovative Startups

Purpose and goal

The loss of biodiversity is a big challenge and the estimated cost of this loss by 2050 is 33 billion Euro by the effects on food safety, air and water quality and by spread of diseases. Efficient methods are needed to monitor and secure biodiversity. We have developed an analysis tool for taxonomic classification based on DNA data. An initial market survey to investigate the need for these analysis by companies, agencies and academic laboratories was carried out.

Expected results and effects

The type of analyses that our software is capable of requires special knowledge about databases, programming languages etc. and thus cumbersome for customers without in-house bioinformatic competence. Significant post processing are needed for visualisation of results tables and figures. Our software simplifies these analyses in a user friendly way by hiding the technical aspects from the user. An initial market survey showed that this functionality is interesting for many customers.

Planned approach and implementation

We have developed the user interface together with external consultants. In parallel, we have developed the analysis pipelines that are part of the “backend” and conducted the first tests of the analysis tools to collect data for improvement of future versions. Interaction with potential customers have given us the opportunity for a first market analysis to develop our business model. This first analysis shows a need for more easy-to-use tools like the one we are developing.

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Last updated 7 December 2018

Reference number 2017-04530

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