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Invigorated by the sequencing of the human genome, breakthroughs in basic science are now delivering blockbuster therapies in cancer and other critical indications. A key player, Washington University in St. Louis, led the Human Genome Project and was among the first to validate and report its experience utilizing next generation sequencing clinically. While a leader at Washington University, Pierian founder and President Dr. Rakesh Nagarajan was a critical innovator of technology-enabled solutions that allowed for processing and interpreting the near-overwhelming amounts of data created in “omic” analyses. The reputation and critical role of Washington University’s molecular diagnostics lab, as well as Dr. Nagarajan’s ongoing participation in key industry leadership groups such as the College of American Pathologists (CAP), has positioned Pierian as a key enabler of precision medicine.
Washington University in St. Louis plays a crucial role in the mapping of the first human genome.
Washington University creates CAP/CLIA lab for NGS testing. The Genetics and Molecular Pathology departments collaborate to develop Clinical Genomics Workspace (CGW), groundbreaking software for clinical genomics.
Washington University performs a technology transfer after 50+ labs visit to learn how to operationalize clinical NGS testing. Key team members form Pierian.
After two releases of CGW that offer multi-tenant and exome sequencing support, Pierian closes Series A funding (14.2 million).
Pierian opens an office in Pune, India to support software development and large-scale biocuration efforts.
Pierian has 40+ customers supported by nearly 70 medical, scientific, and technical experts.
Pierian partners with Illumina to deliver optimized interpretation and reporting solutions for Illumina pan-cancer profiling assays.
Pierian experiences rapid expansion into Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions.
A network of over 100 clinical institutions contributes knowledge via the partner sharing network.
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