About Saphetor

Behind the Scenes

We are a multi-disciplinary team driven by passion and curiosity, bringing together strong skills in life sciences and engineering.

Our Story

We were frustrated with the inconsistency and amount of time and effort it takes to find comprehensive information on gene variants in the fragmented landscape of human genomics, and we decided to act on it. The result is a set of sophisticated tools and services that will save you both time and effort.

Our Mission

Our goal is to help improve outcomes for patients by offering clinicians data-driven solutions for making faster, more accurate diagnoses and for selecting the best therapies. To do this, we are pioneering genome and exome-scale analysis and annotation of NGS data through providing algorithms and sophisticated tools for aggregating, harmonizing and analyzing large amounts of data across multiple disparate sources.

Your genome knows much more about your medical history than you do.

W. Daniel Hillis
  • 2014

    Saphetor is launched!

    After several years of accumulating the knowledge and a few months of intensive development, the first version of Saphetor is born!

  • 2015

    Our team grows!

    This is a year of intensive development at Saphetor, based on the feedback we received from the first clients. New features are added every month, our team grows and attends several scientific conferences and technology tradeshows.

  • 2016

    VarSome arrives!

    Year 2016 marks an important step in the evolution of the portfolio of our solutions: VarSome is born. Since its early days of existence, VarSome has been driven by community feedback.

  • 2017

    VarSome gets traction!

    Over the course of 2017, we were constantly adding new genomic resources to VarSome, reaching over 30 integrated databases by the end of the year. Based on the feedback of our first clients, Saphetor Portal also received a large number of new features.

  • 2018

    Growing fast!

    2018 is a year of rapid growth both for Saphetor and VarSome. We have signed up several important institutional clients and distribution agreements across many European countries. VarSome continues to experience a double-digit monthly growth.

Management Team

Scientific Advisory Board

  • Dr. Erik Zmuda, PhD, DABMGG

    Director of the Institute for Genomic Medicine Clinical Laboratory at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • Prof. Alexandre Reymond, PhD

    Director, Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Prof. Vladimir Katanaev, PhD

    Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne
  • Prof. Zoltán Kutalik, PhD

    Associate Professor in Medical Genetics at CHUV, the University Hospital of Lausanne, and the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Lausanne

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