Seven Bridges enables biotech and pharmaceutical businesses to conduct bioinformatic data analyses at scale.

The Seven Bridges Platform is a cloud-based environment for conducting bioinformatic analyses. It is a central hub for teams to store, analyze, and jointly interpret their bioinformatic data. The Platform co-locates analysis pipelines alongside the largest genomic datasets to optimize processing. It allocates storage and compute resources on demand, to meet the needs of ever-growing analyses.

Biotech and pharma laboratories use the Seven Bridges Platform to get more from the data they generate. The Platform facilitates high-throughput screening and sequencing operations by allowing data analysis and storage to scale along with other automated laboratory procedures. In addition to managing their proprietary data, it also allows researchers to access and compute on the largest publicly available datasets.

Interoperability

The Platform is interoperable with a wide array of laboratory hardware, and includes plugins to stream data directly from sequencing machines.

It integrates with other software systems by:

  • Automating via the API for data upload from a variety of sources, analysis, and download
  • Directly connecting to reporting tools and LIMS
  • Reading and writing standard file formats including BCL, SAM, BAM, FASTQ, VCF, etc.
  • Including libraries for common analysis languages, including R, Python and Java

Customization

Proprietary software can be installed on the Platform using the SDK. Researchers have complete freedom to run their own tools in combination with open-source applications hosted by Seven Bridges to create custom pipelines. All software imported to the Platform is secured for private use.

Services and Support

Our interdisciplinary team of engineers, data scientists, and bioinformaticians provide responsive technical support and work with each client to optimize the platform for their needs. They also maintain the latest versions of all pipelines on the Platform, so that organizations benefit from access to the best new tools.In addition, our team of more than 140 bioinformaticians, engineers, geneticists, and other experts help organizations get exactly what they need from the Platform. In addition to assistance with deploying proprietary tools, our teams also provide extensive training, build custom portals, and tailor pipelines to help large organizations get started quickly.Learn more about the Seven Bridges Platform.

Cloud and Local Data Logistics

The Seven Bridges Platform provides secure data management in the cloud. There are data transfer methods to suit a wide range of needs. They include:

  • The Seven Bridges API
  • FTP, HTTPS
  • A command-line uploader
  • A graphical uploader
  • A sequencer plug-in

Alternatively, the Platform can operate as a hybrid cloud, allowing data to be moved to the cloud for processing at peak times, while local infrastructure is used for routine data storage and backup.

The fact that the Seven Bridges plugin will [automatically stream data from our sequencer] means that the data will be uploaded before we even get to work the next day.
DAVID ROBERSON, SENIOR SCIENTIST AT THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI) CANCER GENOMIC RESEARCH LABORATORY

Security and Compliance

The Seven Bridges Platform is designed to secure research data. Data is encrypted at rest, both in storage and computation, with AES-256. It is encrypted in transit using an industry-standard TLS protocol, with high security configuration enabled.

Seven Bridges is also the only commercial organization to receive Trusted Partner status from the National Institutes of Health, which means that for projects like the Cancer Genomics Cloud, it can authenticate access to and distribute highly controlled data sets.

The Platform provides all data uploaded to it with the protections required for electronic Protected Health Information under HIPAA regulations by default. Our HIPAA compliance has been independently assessed by Coalfire Systems, the United States’ largest independent IT governance, risk, and compliance firm.

To ensure compliance with European data protection regulations Seven Bridges stands ready to enter into model contract clauses to support the processing of data transferred from the EU to the US. We also enable our clients to comply with CLIA and CAP standards for clinical labs.

For more information, see our pages on Security and Compliance.