Using genomic big data

To improve health and wellness around the world

The Global Platform for Genomic Big Data

WuXi NextCODE is a genomic information company using sequence data to improve health for people around the world.

With offices in Shanghai; Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and Reykjavik, Iceland, we offer unique and comprehensive capabilities for generating, organizing, mining, sharing and applying genomic data. This platform enables our partners to correlate genome and phenotype data at scale and speed, in population genomics projects, clinical diagnostics and applications, as well as scientific wellness – all with the aim of delivering better health for patients. We are using it to advance our own growing range of sequence-based diagnostics and wellness products in China.

Our Unique Global Heritage

Genomics is now a big data challenge. At the heart of our platform is the only data architecture designed from the bottom up to optimize the storage and use of massive genomic data.

This architecture was originally developed at deCODE genetics in Iceland to manage and mine the first truly massive collection of genomic data. By storing data according to its position on the genome, this system makes it possible to join data on the fly and deliver unprecedented computational efficiency. Today this architecture underpins preeminent genomics efforts on four continents and is the emerging global standard for organizing, mining and sharing truly large sequence datasets.

NextCODE was founded in 2013 as a spinout of deCODE to use this data architecture and the associated query tools and language to link disease causing variants to phenotypes around the world.

In 2015, NextCODE was acquired by WuXi AppTec, the China- and US-based open access R&D platform, and merged with its Shanghai-based WuXi Genome Center. The result was WuXi NextCODE, a genomics enterprise that combines world-leading bioinformatics and human genetics expertise with a full range of CAP- and CLIA certified sequencing. With unique end-to-end capabilities and presence in every major market, we are using our know-how and reach to benefit patients and populations worldwide.



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Rob Brainin


Rob has led the expansion of the applications of genomic data to new fields and to serve the needs of growing types of users at many companies before WuXi NextCODE Rob Brainin Read More

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Jeffrey Gulcher, MD, PhD

CSO & Co-founder

Dr. Gulcher co-founded WuXi NextCODE based on technology developed by deCODE genetics, a company that he founded with Dr. Kári Stefánsson in 1996. Jeffrey Gulcher, MD, PhD Read More

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John Long


John Long has served as WuXi AppTec's senior vice president of finance since 2013. John Long Read More

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Hakon Gudbjartsson, PhD

Chief Informatics Officer

Dr. Gudbjartsson joined WuXi NextCODE from deCODE genetics, where he served as the VP of Informatics from the company's founding in 1996 Hakon Gudbjartsson, PhD Read More

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Jamie Morris

GM, ROW B2B Business

Prior to joining WuXi NextCODE, Jamie served as a Vice-President at Veeva, guiding their direction in the Life Sciences market for the Commercial portfolio. Jamie Morris Read More

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Louis Yuan

SVP and China General Manager

Prior to WuXi NextCODE, Louis scaled and managed sales teams of more than 300 and achieved multiple triple-digit revenue ramps in the businesses. Louis Yuan Read More

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Hongye Sun, PhD

Chief Technology Officer

Hongye Sun leads WuXi NextCODE in China and is also our Chief Technology Officer Hongye Sun, PhD Read More

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John Gu

Chief Digital Officer

Formally Chief Information Officer at Baidu, John leads data onboarding for our growing China platform. John Gu Read More

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Alex Fowkes

Chief Strategy Officer

Alex Fowkes has twenty years experience in the life science industry in operations, business development, strategy and legal roles. Alex Fowkes Read More

Scientific/Medical Leaders

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Christina Waters, PhD, MBA

Rare Disease

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Richard Williams, PhD


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Thomas W. Chittenden, PhD, DPhil, PStat

Statistical Sciences

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Ping Fang, PhD

Clinical Genetics

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Cambridge, MA

55 Cambridge Parkway, 8th Floor
Cambridge, MA

Shanghai, China

288 Fute Zhong Rd
Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone
Shanghai 200131, China

Reykjavik, Iceland

Katrinartun 2
105 Reykjavik

雷克雅末克, 冰岛

Katrinartun 2
105 Reykjavik




101 Main St, Floor 14
Cambridge, MA