October 05, 2010, San Francisco, California – Strand Scientific Intelligence, Inc. (Strand) today announced the worldwide release of Avadis NGS, a software application for next-generation sequence (NGS) analysis. Avadis NGS helps biologists visualize and perform downstream analysis on their NGS data, simply on a desktop computer. The introduction of low-cost, high-throughput next-generation sequencing technologies has resulted in an exponential growth of data to be scrutinized for biological insights. However, exploring massive data sets and gleaning biologically-relevant and actionable insights has been a bottleneck in the sequencing process. Researchers have been challenged in attempting to master many different and complex tools and learn command line utilities to get even the most basic results, let alone having the capability to do this for thousands of data samples at a time.