ANN ARBOR – Genomenon, Inc., and Shanghai Shanyi Biological Technology Co., Ltd have formed a partnership to provide Genomenon’s leading Mastermind Genomic Search Engine to clinical laboratory customers in China.

Genomenon’s Mastermind is a genomic search engine wiith nearly 3,500 users in over 100 countries, becoming the search engine of choice when researching patient variants for clinical NGS interpretation.

“We’re very excited about this partnership”, says Mike Klein, Chief Executive Officer at Genomenon. “Our partnership with Shanghai Shanyi will allow us to expand our footprint in the China market, seamlessly integrating with their other best-of-breed end-to-end clinical NGS solutions.”

Dozens of clinical labs in North America and Europe have standardized on Mastermind in their NGS workflow to improve diagnostic yield and reduce turn around times. The partnership with Shanghai Shanyi aims to improve the quality of genetic disease diagnosis and treatment decisions in China.

“We’re proud to bring Mastermind to clinical laboratories in China” said Lei Li, GM at Shanghai Shanyi. “In the early work we’ve done with customers, they’ve been able to reduce their time spent researching variants of uncertain significance (VUS’s) by 60 to 80 percent, reducing the biggest bottleneck labs face in diagnosing genetic diseases and generating patient reports.”