Category: 2015

AGTA 2015 – Recap and Photos

OnQ Software recently attended annual AGTA conference between the 11th and 14th October. Below are some photos from the conference, including the prize winner of the award winning Hungerford Hill 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

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Press Release – Illumina Signs Agreement to Acquire GenoLogics, Leader in Genomics Laboratory Information Management System Market

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 4, 2015– Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire GenoLogics Life Sciences Software, a developer of industry-leading laboratory information management systems (LIMS) for life sciences organizations. The acquisition strengthens Illumina’s industry leading portfolio of genetic analysis solutions.

“The acquisition of GenoLogics demonstrates Illumina’s commitment to drive the adoption of sequencing in new markets and improve the genomic information workflow,” said Francis deSouza, President of Illumina. “Adding GenoLogics’ products to Illumina’s portfolio is another example of our continued commitment to bring innovative sample-to-answer solutions to research and clinical labs.”

Adopted by over 120 genomic labs worldwide, GenoLogics’ Clarity LIMS™ software enables lab efficiencies and improved sample throughput with increased accuracy, fast turnaround, sample traceability, and preconfigured instrument integrations. GenoLogics has a number of current partnerships with Illumina, including the recently launched Clarity LIMS X, an edition of its industry-leading laboratory informatics platform that is optimized for use with Illumina SeqLab to address population-scale genomics workflows.

“We are excited to join Illumina and carry on the innovative spirit that GenoLogics Life Sciences Software has been known for,” said Michael Ball, CEO of GenoLogics. “Illumina and GenoLogics have had a longstanding partnership and this acquisition will enable us to widen our distribution, accelerate our product development, and provide even greater support to the Clarity LIMS community.”

GenoLogics will become part of the Illumina Enterprise Informatics business under the leadership of Sanjay Chikarmane, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise Informatics.

The impact of this transaction was contemplated in the updated 2015 financial guidance Illumina provided on July 21, 2015. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of August.


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2015 AGTA Conference

OnQ Software will be exhibiting at the annual AGTA conference this year between the 11th and 14th October. 

Come see as at booth No. 13!

The AGTA conference (formerly known as AMATA) is Australia’s foremost genomic technology conference. It is an essential event for researchers and industry representatives who work with genomic technologies in a variety of contexts including platform development, medical genomics, functional genomics, non-model systems, epigenomics and plant genomics. The conference also offers an important opportunity for computational biologists,bioinformaticians and data visualisation specialists to interact with technologists and biologists. This unique mix is one of the reasons that the Australian genomics community has a dynamic cross-disciplinary and innovative approach to genomic analysis, and is at the forefront of analysis tools for new types of ‘omics’ data.

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Winner of the Johnnie Walker Blue label – Smart Supply Chain & Logistics Expo

Congratulations to the competition winner of the Johnnie Walker Blue Label at the Smart Supply Chain and Logistics Conference in Melbourne 2015 – Megan Green from ChemWatch!

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Smart Supply Chain & Logistics Expo

OnQ Software will be exhibiting at the Smart Supply chain and logistics expo where it will be held for the first time outside of Sydney, at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on 26th & 27th May 2015. It promises to continue the strong tradition of delivering relevant supply chain & logistics practices, strategies and valuable information along with many networking opportunities directly to industry leaders.

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The Sequence of Things to Come in Australian Genomics

The Sequence of Things to Come in Australian Genomics

By Jonathan Gannoulis


Australia has given the rest of the world such colorful figures as Steve Irwin and Crocodile Dundee. Vibrant, irrepressible, and dynamic—these characters seem to embody the Australian spirit. Vibrant, irrepressible, and dynamic are three words that could also be used to describe the state of genomics in Australia.

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Diagnosis by the Yarra – Johnnie Walker Blue Winner

OnQ Software recently attended Diagnosis by the Yarra conference. Check out some of the photos below along with the winner of the Johnnie Walker Blue label!

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