Frequently Asked Questions
PierianDx, the forerunner in clinical genomic analysis, interpretation and reporting, acquired Tute Genomics, a genomics software company based in Provo, UT. The transaction includes incorporating Tute leadership, advisors and developers into the PierianDx team, as well as combining the technology assets of the Tute Genomics Platform and Knome, which was acquired a year ago by Tute.
There are two major reasons PierianDx acquired Tute – people and technology. First, we found tremendous alignment between our missions and teams. PierianDx’s thought leadership and expertise providing solutions for somatic cancer testing is equally balanced by Tute’s depth on the constitutional and exome side. Building on the “people synergy”, the Tute Genomics Platform complements PierianDx’s Clinical Genomicist Workspace (CGW) in many ways. The market has told us that clinical labs are seeking an integrated, comprehensive solution for all of their genomic testing needs, rather than fragmented, single-point solutions. The life threatening diseases our customers are fighting have no boundaries, and neither should their genomic testing platforms. This acquisition accelerates our ability to provide the most boundless, comprehensive and integrated solution for our customers.
We have already made strides to integrate our teams as rapidly as possible. The Tute leadership and development teams are already intimately involved in our organization, as are their advisors. PierianDx will maintain the Tute Genomics solution until the platforms are fully integrated into a new product release in the spring of 2017, which is expected to include:
Enhanced phenotype driven prioritization and filtering of variants
Multidimensional and parallel querying for complex modes of inheritance
This acquisition is a win-win for both Tute and PierianDx customers. Tute customers benefit from PierianDx’s clinical expertise in somatic cancer workflows developed and validated at Washington University in St. Louis. They also get access to a robust knowledgebase constantly updated by our curation team and access to a CLIA-certified lab offering a range of assays. PierianDx customers will greatly benefit from Tute’s expertise and legacy in constitutional, from small panels to exome and whole genome. By the spring of 2017 PierianDx customers will able to utilize expanded features in CGW 6.0 that will provide even greater workflow and analysis functionality for constitutional and exome testing.