Streamline your genomic research with an integrated tool that excels in speed and accuracy.
If genome sequencing is an important part of your medical practice or research, time is all too often not on your side. After identification of the individual bases through sequencing hardware, hundreds of gigabytes of data need to be processed to reconstruct the DNA sequence and flag variants that might indicate genetic disorders.
It’s a procedure that typically involves a series of DNA sequence analysis software tools and takes a lot of time – hampering your research and delaying your results. Unless you speed up the process with elPrep, of which version 5 now includes support for variant calling.
elPrep is a DNA sequence analysis software solution that’s up to sixteen times faster than other programs on similar computing hardware, all without using expensive GPU or FPGA acceleration The reason for this remarkable increase of speed? A smart software architecture that:
elPrep is developed by ExaScience Life Lab, a division of imec that focuses on scalable software solutions for data-intensive and high-performance computing problems, primarily in life sciences. Thanks to this expertise, elPrep is a tool that produces results like established state-of-the-art genome analysis programs such as, amongst others, SAMtools, Picard and GATK4®.
Moreover, elPrep seamlessly replaces all these other tools, including variant calling. Giving you a single, ultra-fast solution for a large part of the DNA sequence analysis process.
elPrep is distributed as a single binary that incorporates all of its functionality and is easy to use and install. It’s written in Go, an open-source program language. It doesn't require GPU or FPGA accelerators and can therefore run on any standard server on-premise or in the cloud.
The elPrep source code is freely available on GitHub and various publications describe its behavior in full detail and compare it to other tools.
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