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Aspera CEO Michelle Munson to chair NGS analysis workflow optimization sessions at Bio-IT World

VIENNA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As chair of the NGS analysis workflow optimization sessions at Bio-IT World Europe Conference & Expo, Aspera co-founder and president Michelle Munson will deliver opening remarks and present “High-Speed Data Movement for Effective Global Collaboration in Genomic Research” on October 11. The three-day conference, held on 9-11 October, brings together global professionals in life sciences, pharmaceutical, informatics and IT to share research advances, information trends and new enabling technologies that are driving biomedical research and drug development.

Scientific organizations today must implement large-scale computing and networking infrastructure, select storage systems and integrate high-speed transport technologies to enable the global collection, distribution and sharing of enormous amounts of data. At the same time, new technologies for the movement and storage of big data are enabling increased collaboration over greater distances, much more efficiently and cost effectively than ever before.

Munson, a pioneer in high-speed data transport technology, will share best practices, requirements and challenges of IT infrastructure designs. Through real-world examples, attendees will learn how Aspera, now the gold standard for high-speed data transport whether on premise or through the cloud, powers scientific research worldwide by enabling practical, global sharing of terabytes of sequencing data.

On Thursday 11 October, Michelle will provide opening remarks at 8.30am and follow with her presentation, part of the “Cloud-based Informatics” track, at 9.35am at the InterContinental Vienna in Vienna, Austria.

Aspera will also be providing conference attendees with full demonstrations across their product portfolio, including cloud-enabled high-speed transfer solutions that allow organizations to leverage the inherent advantages of cloud computing for analysis and sharing of next-gen sequencing and large volumes of scientific data.

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About Aspera

Aspera is the creator of next-generation transport technologies that move the world’s data at maximum speed regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions. Based on its patented fasp™ ( protocol, Aspera software fully utilizes existing infrastructures to deliver the fastest, most predictable file-transfer experience. Aspera’s core technology delivers unprecedented control over bandwidth, complete security and uncompromising reliability. More than 1,700 organizations across a variety of industries on six continents rely on Aspera software for the business-critical transport of their digital assets.

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