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Life Science

Time that matters.
We speed up your life science research with our computer technologies.

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Speed-up your life science research

Fixstars' software engineering team has deep and broad knowledge of bioinformatics and excellent skills to design and implement tailor-made applications to meet your requirements. Our engineering team will support installation of computing clusters for your bio research.

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Case Study

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GPU Acceleration for NoRMCorre
NoRMCorre is an algorithm widely used in neuro science, especially calcium imagining, however, it is one of the time-consuming pipelines in neuro analysis. Thus we ported and optimized NoRMCorre to GPU. Our GPU version achieved 2x performance compared to the original CPU version of NoRMCorre in a rigid mode data set.
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In Situ Sequencing Acceleration
In situ sequencing is a new method to profile sequence of bases and their locations in a cell. Data processing, especially, image processing to perform in-situ sequencing was a time-consumed task and it took 6 months to analyze 10TB data. We optimized this process and it should achieve 35x speed-up (6 months → 5 days) with GPU clusters and high speed data storage.
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Cluster System Installation Support
Fixstars successfully delivered and installed GPU clusters to a research institute, CSHL (see our new release here). In the early phase of this project, we profiled and analyzed their time-consuming software, and concluded that they should be able to achieve at least 4-fold acceleration using the new GPU clusters.

Why Fixstars?

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Deep knowledge about Life Science

Fixstars engineers have great experiences in life science, especially microscope imaging/analysis and machine learning applied image processing. We also published a research paper (https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.aax2656 decoration ) in the journal of Science in this field.

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GPU accelerated software development skills

Speed is essential for research. We have achieved various kinds of software acceleration ranging from 2x to 400x in bio imaging and DNA mapping.

Products

ExM Studio

Fixstars has developed a GPU/SSD accelerated image processing software for ExM over the past two years. The goal of "ExM Studio" is to provide an easy to use, high-performance tool to process a large number of image data for a life science researcher.
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Microscope All-Flash NAS

Fixstars's Microscope All-Flash NAS is a cost-efficient and high performance storage model. Although read-intensive SSD arrays are configured for lowering the cost, you can enjoy great read/write performance with it since we have tuned up for different types of 3D microscope workloads. UCLA's success story is available here.

Process

  1. Free consultation
    We will understand your requirements in web conference, phone call, face to face meeting whichever you want.
  2. Proposal of your research acceleration
    Based on the consultation, we will offer a proposal for your research acceleration. In most cases, we will show you the bottleneck of your system and prospect of the acceleration.
  3. Implementation & Delivery
    Our skillful engineers implement software with required performance and deliver it on an agreed upon timeline.
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