Head of Business Development
Lausanne, Switzerland - August 6, 2019 - Saphetor SA, a Swiss precision-medicine company and leader in diagnostic and bioinformatics solutions for clinical Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), announced today a distribution agreement with Abalat S.A., an authorized distributor of Illumina Technologies for clinical applications in Mexico. Saphetor’s VarSome Clinical, a clinically-certified platform for interpretation of NGS data extends Abalat’s portfolio of tools and services for a wide range of its clients employing NGS technologies for clinical as well as for research purposes.
Mario Abad, CEO of Abalat S.A., said: ‘This new partnership helps us to deliver high-quality, state-of-the-art bioinformatics services in the clinical and research fields, along with our wide portfolio of sequencers, library preparation kits and reagents for NGS.’
Andreas Massouras, CEO and Founder of Saphetor S.A., commented: ‘We are excited to count Abalat among our regional distributors for our bioinformatics tools, and we are prepared to work closely with their team to provide their clients with an integrated solution for diagnostics purposes.’
About Abalat S.A.
Abalat is a Mexican leading distribution company, offering innovative and complete solutions for Molecular and Clinical diagnostics. With 15 years of experience in the market and currently operating under ISO 9001-2015 and ISO 13485-2016 standards, Abalat represents reputed international companies in the Mexican market, integrating a complete portfolio to satisfy the needs of high-tech medicine.
About Saphetor S.A.
Saphetor S.A., is a Swiss precision-medicine company dedicated to large-scale identification and interpretation of human genetic variants by leveraging proprietary algorithms and expert domain knowledge. Saphetor is the creator of VarSome, a suite of intuitive and data-driven bioinformatics solutions both for clinicians and researchers. VarSome.com search engine and professional community is freely accessible, featuring a widely-recognized community-driven knowledge base that enables flexible queries across more than 30 genetic and genomic data resources. VarSome Pro and VarSome Clinical are professional editions of VarSome with powerful functionality and further sophisticated data-mining and analysis tools. While VarSome Pro serves researchers, VarSome Clinical is a clinically-accredited platform allowing fast and accurate variant discovery, annotation, and interpretation of NGS data for whole genomes, exomes, and gene panels, which helps clinicians reach faster and more accurate diagnoses and treatment decisions for genetic conditions.