The company demonstrated their new MAP alignment software with a live 24-hour webcast Thursday.
The process kicked off at 12:00 a.m., and the 42nd genome was mapped at 5:38 p.m., leaving GENALICE more than six hours to fill mapping 42 tomato genomes.
The company says the software, which hit an unofficial world record, will "improve the quality of lives of patients with complex diseases."
"For the most widely used tool it takes up to three full days to map just one full genome on the hardware configuration we used. Today we showed the world that we reached the next level in DNA sequence mapping," said said Hans Karten, co-cofounder and CEO.