Kitware Unveils Open-Source Bioinformatics Application - Visomics

Jayashree Adkoli | infoTech | February 24, 2012

In 2009, 19,506 commercial physical research establishments were in operation in the United States, employing 312,804 people and earning a combined $40.4 billion in revenue, quoted a source. In an effort to provide a tool that helps in accelerating the pace of research through definition of relationships between biological analytes and biomarkers, Kitware – a technology company – has unveiled an open-source bioinformatics application - Visomics.

Visomics helps in the exploration of biological omics data with a focus on genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, and metabolomics. This flexible, user-friendly, end-to-end software solution incorporates data ingestion, analysis and visualization tasks for a variety of data types and sizes.

Currently, visualization tools are being used to help interpret protein interaction, gene expression, metabolic profile data and other omnic data in general. Visomics delivers the statistical methods, intuitive visualizations, and pre-existing chemical pathway diagrams that biologists require for tracking, storage, analysis and evaluation of relationships and behaviors of large numbers of analytes and biomarkers...