Cognizant, Genomics, Pistoia tie up for cloud-based platform

Cognizant, Genomics, Pistoia tie up for cloud-based platform

Chennai: Nasdaq-listed Cognizant and bioinformatics software company Eagle Genomics on Tuesday said that they are working with life sciences company Pistoia Alliance Inc, to develop a cloud-based platform for streamlining sequence services.

The Pistoia Alliance’s sequence services aims to define and document a hosted service for storing and mining proprietary derived gene information and public domain gene databases, Cognizant said in a statement.

“This platform developed by Cognizant and Eagle Genomics, will enable working group companies to securely share their bioinformatics resources", it said.

The future of collaboration within life sciences industry would increasingly utilise information services, it said.

As per the agreement, Eagle Genomics would provide the knowledge on bioinformatics and Cognizant would manage the development of the platform and help strengthen the initiative.

“We look forward to partnering with Eagle Genomics in helping Pistoia Alliance address the challenges of fast evolving sequence services while streamlining communication and workflow," Cognizant assistant vice-president (Life Sciences) Peter Sheppard said.

Cognizant, as of December 2010, has over 50 delivery centres and over one lakh employees worldwide, the statement added.