Ambry Genetics Launches Cost-free, Cloud-based Software to Help Clinicians and Researchers Maximize Genetic and Family History Data

Progeny Cloud brings the power of genetic data to all medical providers, allowing them to spend more time with patients and less time worrying about their software

Jan 14, 2016, 08:00 ET from Ambry Genetics

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambry Genetics (Ambry), a leader in clinical genetic diagnostics and genetics software solutions, today launched Progeny Cloud, the most complete, affordable, and hassle-free way for medical practices and institutions to quickly and securely manage their patients' pedigrees and family history data.  The software will help healthcare providers gain access to data that will help them more effectively identify genetic risk factors in the patients and families they see.

Progeny Cloud is a cost-free version of Progeny Clinical, the most comprehensive genetic pedigree and clinical data management software available anywhere, built by Progeny Genetics, LLC, a subsidiary of Ambry Genetics.  In April 2015, Ambry acquired Progeny, combining its premier clinical genetics laboratory with Progeny's 20 years of experience in secure data management.

"We acquired Progeny because it is the best platform available to help medical and research institutions worldwide manage their genetic and family history data. Now, we have made a free version of that software available, so all medical providers and researchers have access to the insights that it offers," said Charles Dunlop, founder and CEO, Ambry Genetics.  "Ambry is a company that has always been deeply committed to putting the health of people above our own ambitions, which is why we continually invest in making genetics a more empowered, collaborative science.  The decision to make Progeny cost-free is part of our continuing drive to open up the power of the human genome, improve medicine, and provide a healthier future for everyone."

Progeny products are currently installed in more than 1,900 sites in 78 countries worldwide, providing these sites with the ability to easily draw pedigrees and track family health history data.  Progeny is the ideal pedigree and clinical data management software for anyone providing clinical services or conducting family-centered research. The program is completely flexible and customizable, allowing healthcare providers to capture important data, including family history data, prior to the patient visiting the clinic.  With the Family History Questionnaire (FHQ), patients themselves can build a more detailed and accurate record of their health history. This is then integrated with genotype data and laboratory testing, so clinicians can run Progeny's risk assessment algorithms and gain a clearer picture of the patient's and family's health risks. Data are stored on individual secure and HIPAA-compliant servers in the Cloud. 

"We built every facet of Progeny so that providers can gather and use clinical data more efficiently and effectively," said Michael Brammer, CEO of Progeny. "Progeny Cloud is the gold standard clinical platform that allows medical practices to quickly manage family history data without the time-consuming and expensive costs of setting up and maintaining a secure database and infrastructure.  Healthcare providers can spend less time worrying about their software, and more time consulting with their patients."

To learn more or to try out Progeny Cloud, please visit http://www.progenygenetics.com/cloud

ABOUT AMBRY GENETICS®
Ambry Genetics is a privately-held healthcare information company with the most comprehensive suite of genetic testing solutions for inherited and non-inherited diseases.  Since 1999, Ambry has tested approximately half a million patient samples benefiting 90% of all U.S. patients covered by public and private insurers.  Ambry is both College of American Pathologists (CAP)-accredited and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified.  The company leads in clinical genetic diagnostics and genetics software solutions, combining both to offer the most comprehensive testing menu in the industry. Ambry has established a reputation for sharing data while safeguarding patient privacy, unparalleled service, and responsibly applying new technologies to the clinical molecular diagnostics market. For more information about Ambry Genetics, visit www.ambrygen.com.  

ABOUT PROGENY GENETICS, LLC
Progeny is a subsidiary of Ambry Genetics, providing customizable family history, pedigree, sample, and genetic data management software solutions to clinicians, researchers, and laboratories worldwide. Since its introduction in 1996, Progeny Clinical has been installed in more than 1,900 sites in 78 countries worldwide, including most of the top healthcare and research institutions. For nearly 20 years, Progeny has increasingly enhanced the technology required to manage all types of genetic data. Whether it is related to pedigrees, providing genotype management and analysis, or sample tracking, Progeny is committed to bring solutions to the table for the customers we serve today. www.progenygenetics.com.

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