Optalysys technology can be used to perform pattern matching, comparing input data to reference images and identifying similarities or abnormalities.

Genome Analysis


In genomics, pattern matching against a sequence of nucleotides or amino acids is critical to the assembly, annotation and comparison of complex genomes.  This helps tackle diseases in humans, such as cancer and in crops that provide global food security.

The public sequencing databases that contain this data are doubling in size every 18 months or less. Extensive searches of these DNA databases is becoming too expensive and requires access to large High Performance Computing (HPC) resources that consume vast amounts of energy for power and cooling.

How Optalysys technology can help:

Optalysys technology will perform these extensive database searches at speeds that are magnitudes faster than traditional silicon HPC systems and at a fraction of the energy consumption and cost.

This not only makes this technology more accessible and affordable for existing HPC users but also expands the reach to new users where the cost is currently prohibitive e.g. it could eventually lead to a system in every GP surgery for early diagnosis and preventative measures.

MRI Scanner

MRI scanner


MRI scanners are commonly used to profile internal structures of the body in high detail. Currently a sample of the images is analysed by eye for abnormalities after a significant amount of time has been spent scanning a small area of the body.

How Optalysys technology can help:

In conjunction with the manual analysis, Optalysys technology could analyse all of the data collected by the scanners rather than just a sample to identify potential areas that may have been overlooked. This could lead to faster, more comprehensive scanning.

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We’ve moved!

Welcome to our new UK Headquarters office based in Glasshoughton, West Yorkshire!  We are proud and excited to announce that our UK team moved to a new location on April 1st 2017 to support our growing team and laboratory space requirements. Over the past year we have expanded to 13 employees (10 in the UK, […]

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Software Engineer joins Optalysys

Optalysys welcomes Software Engineer Omri Kalinsky to the team based in Nevada, USA. Omri has been a professional software engineer since 1998. He has a varied background of applications ranging from medical imaging, military simulation and games to business and productivity software, embedded systems and mobile applications. He has specific expertise in C++ including developing and teaching C++ […]

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March 2017 Newsletter

Welcome to the Optalysys March 2017 Newsletter – your regular update on the latest developments in optical computing.  In this edition we cover our participation at the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) conference in Miami, Florida USA, our appointment of a seasoned bioinformatics expert to head up business development for North America, details on our new U.S. office in Reno, Nevada, […]

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Optalysys Inc moves to new office in Reno, Nevada USA

Optalysys Inc, the wholly owned US subsidiary of Optalysys Ltd, has moved office to a larger space in Reno, Nevada USA to support the growing US team. Our new address is: 200 S Virginia St, 8th Floor Reno, NV 89501 USA   About Optalysys: Optalysys was founded in 2013 to develop revolutionary optical processing technology […]

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