"We are grateful for the support of Panasas", stated Center Faculty Director Rob Knight. "The advanced ActiveStor data storage solution we now have at our disposal will greatly enhance the activities of the Center."
The Center for Microbiome Innovation exists to inspire, nurture and sustain vibrant collaborations between UC San Diego Microbiome experts and many industry partners. The Center encompasses a large range of expertise in microbiome sampling, a broad range of technologies - metagenomics, metabolomics, meta transcriptomics - and data analysis using high performance algorithms, machine learning and modelling. The ultimate goal is to increase knowledge of the impact of the microbiome on human health and the environment, with an aim to commercialize innovative solutions and disease treatments.
"We are honoured to join CMI's Corporate Board and to support their mission of accelerating microbiome research to improve human health and benefit the environment", stated Jim Donovan, chief sales and marketing officer at Panasas. "Innovation in life sciences depends on the ability to rapidly store, retrieve and analyze unprecedented volumes of information. Scientists and researchers choose ActiveStor to accelerate their workflows and effectively manage large data sets for streamlined collaboration."
Panasas will have the opportunity to influence the research directions of the center by holding two seats on the Corporate Member Board, as well as having regular communication with the centre team of experts.