Qlucore

Founders

A team with extensive scientific and business experience developing a bioinformatic tool making it possible for researchers and life science industry to interact with their data and to visualize their large data sets that has not possible earlier.

Johan Råde 

PhD in mathematics, Associate Professor at the Department of Mathematics Lund University. Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University 1991-1993, The Wallenberg award for outstanding research in mathematics 1993, Lead Scientist at Summus Technologies Inc. 2000-2004

Magnus Fontes 

PhD in Mathematics, a former professor at Lund University and Institute Pasteur (Paris).

Carl-Johan Ivarsson 

Chief Executive Officer at Qlucore.

Thoas Fioretos 

MD, PhD, professor and senior consultant in clinical genetics at Lund University, Sweden.

The Qlucore Story

Qlucore began as a collaborative research project at Lund University, Sweden, with researchers in the Departments of Mathematics and Clinical Genetics. From the beginning, the main problem the project faced was the vast amount of high-dimensional data generated by microarray gene expression analysis. As a result, it became clear that an interactive software tool was needed to conceptualize this information.

The basic concept behind the Qlucore software is to provide a tool which can take full advantage of the most powerful pattern recognizer that exists - the human brain. The result is a core software engine that visualizes the data in 3D and which can therefore help the user to identify hidden structures and patterns. Over the last ten years, a major effort has been made to build upon these early ideas and to develop a core software engine which is extremely fast and allows the user to explore and analyze high-dimensional data sets - interactively and in real time - with the use of a normal computer. The generic software engine has a user interface and a user model optimized for fast and easy use which has been developed and for many types of data it now only requires a very limited number of key presses or mouse clicks to generate the first plot with relevant content.

Qlucore was founded in early 2007. Since then, a new version of the software has been released approximately every nine months. In 2017 we took a major step in technology by adding the NGS module including a dynamic and fast Genome browser to enable analysis of data being generated with Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies.

Precision and companion diagnostics is going to have a fundamental impact on healthcare and in 2020 one more major step was taken by adding a new product line - Qlucore Diagnostics. This is a diagnostics software platform for multi-omics companion and precision diagnostics. AI-powered, disease-specific machine learning-based classifier models are combined with patient-friendly visualizations in a an easy to use and cost-effective software solution that integrates with a wide range of data-generating techniques and instruments. It is shaped for the future of precision oncology and will enable the clinics to implement the latest cancer detection & analysis models.

Qlucore's customers are mainly from the life science, plant, food and biotech industries and from matching academic research areas.

 

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