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Era7 Bioinformatics is an Open Source Company

We are convinced that being Open Source in Bioinformatics is today a “must”:

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Being open source Era7 can concentrate all the development efforts in innovation, design of new solutions and adaptation to the customer

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The customer interested in using bioinformatics software does not want to be dependent of a proprietary technology

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And most important, the complexity of the analysis needed for NGS data leads to the necessity of combining different software solutions for develp specific solutins. The best bioinformatics software is Open Source and only can be integrated with other Open Source software applications.

Thus, our vision is that in Bioinformatics only Open Source applications able to be ntegrated in an Open Source ecosystem will survive.


How Era7 Bioinformatics earns money?

List item Selling services of data analysis

Many of our customers need data analysis and they prefer not to be worried about managing servers, installing the software and having skilled people to run the programs because they only want to analyze data ocassionally.  Furthermore, in many cases they take advantage of our complete integrated services.

List item Adapting and integrating our Open Source software

For other customers, Era7 Bioinformatics staff help them installing, adapting and integrating our Open Source software in their bioinformatics facilities using sometimes our Cloud Services or tailored software development service.

How Era7 Bioinformatics licenses its software?
How Era7 Bioinformatics licenses its software?

In Era7 Bioinformatics we license our developments under the AGPL v3 license: