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Rijk Zwaan engages GeneData Selector to accelerate development of innovative high-quality vegetable varieties

Genedata Selector integrates with our internal computational infrastructure to provide a “single source of truth” for any biological entity, accelerating the development of high quality vegetable varieties with beneficial traits. Pro. Ben Sheres, Ph.D., Research Manager Biotechnology at Rijk Zwaan

BASEL, Switzerland (PRWEB) December 20, 2022

Genedata, a globally leading provider of advanced software solutions for life sciences R&D, and RhyZwan, a globally leading vegetable breeding company, today announced a partnership to digitize R&D workflows and accelerate the development of new vegetable varieties . RyZwan will deploy the GeneDataSelector® platform worldwide to support its agronomy data management initiatives, in particular, to harmonize data access, facilitate global collaboration and accelerate breeding processes using innovative technologies For.

“The intelligent organization of large amounts of complex data is central to the breeding of adapted and resistant vegetables,” says Professor Ben Sheres, PhD, Research Manager of Biotechnology at Rijk Zwaan. Search, retrieve and analyze complex genomic information and efficiently decide on which new vegetable crossing produces the best progeny. Genedata Selector integrates seamlessly with our internal computational infrastructure and provides a “single source of truth” for any biological entity, enabling the selection of new high-quality vegetable varieties with beneficial properties for worldwide distribution. Growth accelerates. This democratizes our R&D data globally and enables efficient collaborative work across different geographic locations and time zones.

The GeneData-Rijk Zwaan collaboration is focused on the efficient acquisition, processing, and analysis of genomic data for the discovery and development of commercially favorable plant traits. Cloud-based deployment of ZenDataSelector integrates with RizeZwan’s computational infrastructure and provides secure global data access to multidisciplinary teams in accordance with FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) principles, thus enabling efficient Enables collaboration and consistent data analytical workflows.

Seed breeding companies are increasingly adopting omics technologies such as NGS (Next-Generation Sequencing) and implementing gene editing to develop new profitable, high-quality crops. Structured genotype–phenotype data are prerequisites for artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives that are essential for breeding to deliver tailored varieties with shorter time to market.

Cloud-based deployment meets the need for performance scalability and flexibility.

For 25 years, ZenData has provided software and scientific support to foster innovation in life science research and development through domain expertise to implement best practices in the agricultural and biopharma industries.

“We are excited about our partnership with Ryzen to digitize their R&D processes and accelerate their breeding programs based on our GeneData Selector Platform,” said Dr. Othmar Pfnes, CEO of GeneData. “GenData is committed to supporting innovative leaders like Rijk Zwaan with our scalable end-to-end and integrated bioinformatics enterprise platform, cloud hosting and consulting services. Our goal is to empower scientists at companies like Ryzewan to take advantage of cutting-edge technologies to get new products to market faster.

about rike zwan

Rijk Zwaan is a family owned vegetable breeding company. It is the No. 4 company in the global vegetable seeds market. Rijk Zwaan develops varieties of vegetables and sells the seeds produced from them. It combines the vast genetic diversity that nature has to offer with continued investment in R&D (about 30% of annual turnover). This results in varieties of vegetables always with a better combination of the desired properties. In order to perfectly align its products with the market requirements, the company maintains close contact not only with the growers but also with the rest of the vegetable chain. Rijk Zwaan takes a personal approach and strives for win-win situations and long-term partnerships.

about genedata

GeneData transforms data into intelligence with innovative software solutions that incorporate extensive Biopharma R&D domain knowledge. Multinational biopharmaceutical organizations and cutting-edge biotechs around the world rely on GenData to digitize and automate data-rich and complex R&D processes. From early discovery to clinic, GeneData solutions help maximize ROI on R&D spend. Founded in 1997, Zenadata is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, with additional offices in Boston, London, Munich, San Francisco, Singapore and Tokyo.

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