ABiL develops ultrafast genomic algorithm, exceeds $2 million in revenue

Public-private partnership advances genomics and delivers enhancements in outbreak detection


Atlanta, February 13, 2018 – The Applied Bioinformatics Laboratory (ABiL) has developed STing, a novel computational algorithm for rapid and accurate genomic profiling. This algorithm is orders of magnitude faster than contemporary methods for genome analysis. This increased speed will bring improvements in the detection of outbreaks, such as foodborne outbreaks, and antibiotic resistant infections, stimulating the development of genomic approaches to healthcare.


ABiL, established in 2014, is a public-private partnership between the Bioinformatics Graduate Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology and IHRC, Inc. ABiL's dedicated team of full-time bioinformatic scientists, with several decades of individual research experience, work collaboratively with partners from government, academic, and industry sectors to provide customized solutions for a variety of data analysis challenges. Being embedded within one of the country’s strongest bioinformatics graduate programs gives ABiL a tremendous advantage. Since 2014, ABiL has provided training for 992 public health officials at federal, state and academic institutions from across the country. ABiL also serves as the bioinformatics core facility at the Georgia Institute of Technology.


In 2017, ABiL passed an important milestone of $2 million in revenue including contracts with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state public health laboratories, Kimberly-Clark Corporation and others. In just three years, ABiL has become a leader in the development of cutting edge bioinformatics solutions. Please visit http://abil.ihrc.com/ for more information about services that ABiL offers.

About ABiL Established in 2014, ABiL is a private-public partnership between IHRC, Inc. and Georgia Institute of Technology. Built to provide unmatched bioinformatics support and training, ABiL consists of a dedicated team of full-time bioinformatics scientists with several decades of individual research experience. ABiL provides quality R&D output, computational tools development and capacity building. For more information about ABiL, please visit www.abil.ihrc.com. About IHRC, Inc. Founded in 2007, IHRC, Inc. is an international consulting and professional services corporation that specializes in supporting federal and state government organizations, international public health organizations, and industry. IHRC offers a robust profile of services spanning the areas of Science and Health, Information Management, Management Consulting, Bioinformatics, and Global Health. For more information about IHRC, Inc., please visit www.ihrc.com.

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