SAN CARLOS, Calif., Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Helix, a personal genomics company, today announced a new DNA Product
Helix is a partner-centric platform, and as such, aims to help partners use DNA insights to drive more customer engagement, create new products and revenue opportunities, and build new funnels into existing products. Helix owns and operates one of the world's largest exome sequencing labs. The services offered by Helix include a scientific evidence evaluation, policy review, security review, sample collection, secure data storage, and flexible pay-as-you-go data access. The company's aim is to remove all of the operational barriers to innovation so that partners can focus on what they do best in their respective fields. More organizations across both consumer and clinical industries will now be able to reach new audiences by tapping into the exploding market of millions of consumers exploring their DNA.
DNA Product Studio includes:
"Personal genomics is already a billion dollar market that is continuing to expand. A core part of Helix's mission is help a diverse range of partners launch DNA-powered products quickly and efficiently," said Justin Kao, Co-Founder and SVP. of Helix. "We use next-generation sequencing technology in our lab–one of the highest throughput clinical exome sequencing labs in the world–to deliver 100x more data than other consumer products. Our turnkey solutions take care of the lab operations so that our partners can focus on delivering value to their customers."
Helix offers partners a number of ways to build products. Partners can leverage Helix's new consumer DNA Discovery Kit as a light-weight entry point. Once launched, partners can tap into an existing customer base of sequenced individuals, built on an ecosystem of over 35 products from more than 20 partners. Partners can also work with Helix to tap into their proprietary phenotypic datasets to develop novel polygenic risk scores. For partners with existing clinical tests, Helix also makes it simple to launch consumer-initiated versions targeted at population-scale screening. Additionally, partners can embed DNA insights into existing or new products with a single API call.
"We want to help partners tap into the rapidly growing market for personal genomics, and Helix's new DNA Product Studio enables our partners to launch new genomic tests and products in a matter of weeks, with no software development required," said Chris Glode, Chief Product Officer at Helix. "We're making product development easier, pioneering new avenues for preventive health products to reach the market. Millions of people are becoming more proactive about their own health, and in a world where more and more people have access to their genome, responsible and high-quality return of results is critical. We're excited about the number of new partners and products we can support with DNA Product Studio."
About HelixHelix is a personal genomics company with a simple but powerful mission: to empower every person to improve their life through DNA. We've created the first marketplace for DNA-powered products where people can explore diverse and uniquely personalized products developed by high-quality partners. Helix handles sample collection, DNA sequencing, and secure data storage so that our partners can integrate DNA insights into products across a range of categories, including ancestry, health, wellness and entertainment. From profound insights to just-for-fun discoveries, Helix is here to help people live a fuller life. Helix is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, has an office in Denver, Colorado and operates a CLIA- and CAP-accredited next-generation sequencing lab in San Diego powered by Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN) NGS technology. Helix was created in 2015 with founding support from Illumina, its largest shareholder. Learn more at www.helix.com.
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