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Real Time Genomics Introduces Support for Mac OS X in RTG Investigator

RTG Investigator now runs on all major computing platforms – Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.

July 19, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, California, July 19, 2011 -- Real Time Genomics, Inc., today announced the immediate availability of RTG Investigator v2.2 running on Mac OS X. The performance leader in next generation sequencing variant detection and metagenomic analysis now runs on all major computing platforms – Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. Investigators can now test new pipelines and run jobs on their Windows or Mac OS X desktop systems before launching analysis pipelines on compute clusters of multi-core processors. RTG Investigator is available free for individual use to biological investigators and bioinformaticists. Lean more about the product at

RTG Investigator supports research with any combination of Illumina, Complete Genomics and Roche 454 high-throughput sequence data in diverse fields, such as human health, agriculture, bio-fuels and environmental security. Unparalleled speed and sensitivity in sequence search delivers results that meet or exceed genome center standards for variant detection and metagenomic analysis. The product enables investigators to quickly deploy comprehensive pipelines that are simple, efficient and easily customized.

“We were quite surprised by the demand for the free download version of RTG Investigator, but particularly on the Apple Mac platform,” said Phillip Whalen, CEO of Real Time Genomics. “Roughly half of the download registrations since the product’s launch have included a request for Mac OS X support and we have responded immediately to satisfy that demand.”

“When Real Time Genomics introduced RTG Investigator, I immediately requested a Mac OS X version,” said Dr. Michael James Clark, Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Genetics at Stanford University. “Their rapid response to this request demonstrates their ability to quickly address customer community needs as a commercial software vendor.”

RTG Investigator is available free to biological investigators and bioinformaticists for individual use. Anyone starting a new project can get an immediate jump-start on pipeline development. Researchers with existing pipelines can easily apply the additional sensitivity of RTG Investigator to extract premium value from current experiments or unblock investigations that require deeper analysis than existing tools can provide. Register for a free download.

Real Time Genomics ( offers easy-to-operate sequence analysis software that delivers to genome center standards. Patented and patent-pending algorithms provide unparalleled speed and sensitivity for variant detection and metagenomic analysis with large Illumina, Complete Genomics and Roche 454 data sets. Real Time Genomics is a private, San Francisco based company.

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