Edico Genome

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Edico Genome is a company based in San Diego, California that sells a product for processing DNA sequencing data.


The company was founded in 2013 by Pieter van Rooyen, Robert McMillen, and Michael Ruehle, using office space at a company called EvoNexus in San Diego.[1]

Edico Genome announced $10 million in venture capital financing in July 2014, which was led by Qualcomm Ventures and included Axon Ventures and Gregory T. Lucier, the former chairman and CEO of Life Technologies.[2][3][4][5]

The processor is claimed to reduce the time needed to analyze a whole human genome, from 24 hours to 18 minutes.[6]

DRAGEN was announced in October 2014.[7] Edico Genome made its first sale[8] of DRAGEN[9] in September 2014 to Sequenom, a San Diego company focused on non-invasive prenatal testing.


  1. "Edico Genome". evonexus.org. Retrieved 2016-07-05.
  2. Philippidis, Alex (July 17, 2014). "Edico Genome Draws Greg Lucier among Investors". Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  3. Primack, Dan (July 17, 2014). "Deals of the day: GE to sell home appliance unit?". Fortune. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  4. Bigelow, Bruce (July 17, 2014). "Edico Raises $10M to Accelerate Processing of Gene Sequencing Data". Xconomy. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  5. Fikes, Brad (July 17, 2014). "Genome Chip Startup Gets $10 Million". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  6. Pedersen, Amanda (July 18, 2014). "Edico Genome raises $10M Series A to commercialize bioinformatics chip". Medical Device Daily. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  7. Fikes, Bradley (October 22, 2014). "Edico starts selling high-powered genome processor". U-T San Diego. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  8. Oldach, Laurel (September 4, 2014). "Edico Genome Makes First Sale of NGS Processor". Bio-IT World. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  9. "Sequenom Taps Edico's Infrastructure for NIPT Data Analysis". GenomeWeb. September 3, 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2015.

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