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Interview: Eagle Genomics, open source solution provider for genome content management

Oct 28, 2011, 02:04 (1 Talkback[s])
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"F4S: When and why was Eagle Genomics founded? Where is it located?

"Richard: The company was founded in May 2008 and is based in offices on the Babraham Research Campus, just to the South of Cambridge, UK. It was started because we saw a need for commercial support for users of the Ensembl genome browser, but the business has grown and diversified hugely since then.

"F4S: What is your business model and how do you leverage open source software to support it?

"Richard: We currently provide commercial services to help people implement and use systems that are built using open-source bioinformatics software components. Commercial services include installation, customisation and integration of tools such as the Ensembl genome browser or the eHive workflow engine, training staff to use them or customise them themselves, and constructing data analysis workflows for genomic data that make use of the best available components (not necessarily all open-source though) in order to help answer scientific research questions."

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