Q: What bioinformatics solutions do you provide?
A: We develop and carry out solutions to all problems related to
bioinformatics, including but not limited to: high-throughput data
handling, processing, analysis and interpretation; statistical data
analysis, statistical modeling and data mining; customized and
advanced analysis method development; data structure and algorithm
development; software solutions; informatics, database development
and maintenance; and IT, hardware and infrastructure development.
Q: What service models do you offer?
A: We offer three service models for your business to choose
from: (1) Project-Based Model, suitable for small-scale,
occasional/seasonal projects that include a bioinformatics
component, (2) Outsourcing Model, suitable for businesses with
operations that include a constant or routine bioinformatics
component, and (3) Cooperative Model, suitable for large-scale
bioinformatics operations which require a heavy operational
and/or maintenance crew. Please read this page to learn more.
Q: How do you price your services?
A: For work under the Project-Based Service Model, we quote for a flat
rate or an hourly rate, depending on whether the project is clearly
defined and engineering-oriented, or is exploratory in nature and
research-oriented. For work under the Outsourcing and Cooperative
Service Models, we will work together with the clients to develop the
solutions and pricing structure that suit the clients’ needs and
Q: How much saving in cost can your service lead to as compared to
A: A conservative estimate is, using our services will lead to 75-90%
saving as compared to alternative solutions.
Q: How can you manage to cut cost to our bioinformatics
operation so dramatically?
A: We develop ideas to lower our own cost of operation, then pass on
the saving to our clients. Please read this page to learn more.
Q: What’s the difference between your LB team and BE
A: The LB or Lead Bioinformatician team is responsible for making
strategic plans and developing operable solutions, overseeing the work
of the Bioinformatics Engineer (BE) team, and for solving the most
challenging problems in our client operation. The BE team is
responsible for carrying out the plans and solutions developed by LB
team, and for executing systematic and routine bioinformatics tasks.
Q: Who are in your LB team?
A: Our LB team includes eight leading bioinformatics experts, most of
whom have dual educational backgrounds and higher degrees in both
biology/medicine and computer science/computer engineering. Many LBs
have held or are currently holding faculty appointments in major U.S.
universities, or had coordinating and supporting bioinformatics
developments of dozens of research groups in a major university. These
LBs have published a total of >200 research articles. Each of them is
a leading expert in defined fields under the discipline of
bioinformatics; their domains of expertise are highly complementary,
and jointly cover all major areas of bioinformatics. Further
introduction to the LB team can be found here.
Q: When did AccuraScience get started?
A: In June 2013, four leading bioinformatics experts joined
AccuraScience, and a test-run operation began in AccuraScience. In
October 2013, AccuraScience launched its formal operation.
Q: What are Phase 1 and Phase 2 of your operation?
A: Phase 1 of AccuraScience’s formal operation started in October
2013, and it focused on helping individual biomedical researchers with
their bioinformatics needs – especially needs related to
next-generation sequencing (NGS) data processing, analysis and
interpretation. In the three-month period between October 2013 and
January 2014, AccuraScience helped >120 researchers with their
bioinformatics solutions, proving that AccuraScience’s business model
is sound and sustainable. In February 2014, we launched Phase 2 of
AccuraScience’s formal operation, which focuses on reaching out to
biotech companies and providing solutions to their bioinformatics
Q: Where is the work actually performed?
A: All work is performed in our facility in Johnston, IA.
Q: What computational equipment do you have?
A: Our facility currently hosts an array of high-performance computers
with a total of 300+ cores, 1.5TB of RAM, and 0.5 PB of redundant disk
space. We expect to expand and upgrade our computational equipment with
the expanding scope of our operation.
Q: Are you hiring?
A: Yes. Read this page for career opportunities in