Drift is democratizing genetic sequencing for microbiology by building the best analysis software for the job: the Databricks of microbial genetics. They are building a system to replace the status quo with easy-to-use, fast, and highly automated systems that are engineered better than what exists today. They have already signed a first LOI and signed a testing agreement with a major microbiology lab at the University of Chicago.
From the company: “Right now, genetic sequencing analysis is a manual process with custom pipelines, open source projects, and expensive subject matter experts, which is a major bottleneck for adopting sequencing. We’re solving that by making software that’s scalable, easy to use, and performant so that anyone can buy and use a genetic sequencer without having to hire an expert just to get started.”