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Delivering timely, high quality data in the right formats is crucial to the success of virology clinical trials. Cerba Research has developed unique pipelines specifically for the analysis of viral and microbiome NGS data. Our Athena pipeline was designed for analyses of virology data and has been tested on HBV, HCV, RSV, CMV, HIV and SARS-CoV-2 while the 16S microbiome pipeline is a bacterial pipeline using next-generation sequencing data of the 16S region. We can also customize our existing pipelines or develop tailor-made new pipelines for customers.

Our team of experienced scientists and bioinformaticians work together to provide fully GxP and FDA compliant pipelines that have been scientifically validated. We can help customers to set up data transfer formats following CDISC standards.

Athena virology pipeline

Athena analyzed over 20,000 samples and was involved in 73 clinical trials. It is tested on a number of viruses, such as HBV, HCV, RSV, CMV, HIV and SARS-CoV-2. Other viruses can be included on request. A pipeline specifically designed for the analyses of virology data. Using the Athena virology pipeline, you have access to the following features:

Fast Q Files

Fast Q genotyping

Sample composition

Sample contamination QC

Reference conversion

Custom file format output

PDF report per sample

Custom pipeline development

Based on your requirements we can develop a custom pipeline for you

Project management

Every project has a dedicated project manager who ensures scope, planning and delivery of your pipeline.

Pipeline design

Together with your own scientists we design the pipeline to fit your needs. This is where our scientists come in to assist you on the scope of the project and the specific needs for your type of analyses.

Pipeline development

We have broad experience with open-source tools and if needed we have the ability to develop a pipeline in Python.

Pipeline hosting

We can assist you on running the pipeline on your own environment (on-premise or cloud) or we can offer you access to the pipeline on its own secure high performance computing platform.

Pipeline validation

At Cerba Research we offer you completely scientific validated pipelines. The software is fully auditable and reproduceable. Our systems are GxP and 21CFR part 11 compliant to ensure record authenticity, integrity and confidentiality. Every pipeline comes with one or multiple scientific validation reports where we prove that the analyses performed by the software is indeed scientifically correct.


All our pipelines are fully compliant to GxP requirements and are built following the guidelines of the FDA.

Data management
We have a dedicated data management department who can help you in setting up data transfer formats following CDISC standards and setup the output of the data in a compliant format.

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