Head of Business Development
Lausanne, Switzerland – March 26, 2020 - 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 ILC – Instrumentos de Laboratório e Cientificos Lda, a leading distributor providing innovative solutions on NGS solutions. Saphetor’s VarSome Clinical, a clinically-certified platform for interpretation of NGS data extends ILC’s portfolio of tools and services for a wide range of its clients employing NGS technologies for clinical as well as for research purposes.
Cristina Iglesias da Costa, Managing Director of ILC, 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 assays for Cancer genetics, reproductive healthcare, library preparation kits and reagents for NGS.’
Tomas Kucera, Head of Business Development of Saphetor SA, commented: ‘We are excited to count ILC- Instrumentos de Laboratório e Cientificos, Lda 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 ILC Lda
ILC, is a Portuguese family owned company acting as distributor for more than 42 years on Portuguese market for analytical solutions on field of life science, diagnostics and analytical instruments. We help scientists, clinicians and laboratory professionals to develop all their skills through our solutions. We are partners and represent the world's leading brands, and our product offering is broad and representative of the best state-of-the-art technology. Our knowledge and experience contribute to offering you the best solution. Our focus is and will always be on people.
About Saphetor SA
Saphetor SA, 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 50 genetic and genomic data resources. 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.