Irys Extract

Bioinformatics. 2018 Jan 1;34(1):134-136. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btx437.


Summary: Irys Extract is a software tool for generating genomic information from data collected by the BioNano Genomics Irys platform. The tool allows the user easy access to the raw data in the form of cropped images and genetically aligned intensity profiles. The latter are also made compatible with the BED format for using with popular genomic browsers such as the UCSC Genome Browser.

Availability and implementation: Irys Extract has been developed in Matlab R2015a, it was tested to work with IrysView and AutoDetect, and it currently runs under Microsoft Windows operating systems (7-10). Irys Extract can be downloaded alongside its manual and a demo dataset at and


Supplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

MeSH terms

  • Genomics / methods*
  • Software*