Genomical’s origin

Genomical® was created by leading healthcare organisations to support the rollout of genomic medicine. 

Origin of Genomical

Starting in 2016, the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance provided thousands of Victorians with genomic tests, to demonstrate how genomics could transform healthcare.

We needed a platform that multiple laboratories could use to manage the end-to-end workflow of a test, securely store the data from these tests, and generate meaningful reports to inform healthcare decisions.

Nothing like that existed. So we built our own.


We first called it GenoVic and released it in 2019. By 2022, it had supported over 15,000 accredited genomic tests conducted by six leading medical laboratories.
It offers much more now.

Enhanced security. The capacity to incorporate new testing tools as they enter the market. Laboratory control over the data generated, ensuring patients have a say in how their data is used. And interoperability with other digital health systems.

Built for shared use by multiple healthcare organisations, it’s valuable beyond Victoria’s borders. So it’s time for GenoVic to become Genomical: the platform that rises to our big data challenge to deliver a healthier future for all Australians.

What does Genomical mean?

Genomics is about to generate more big data than astronomy, inspiring researchers to coin a new word – genomical – to describe its magnitude.

Genomical is the perfect new name for a platform that uses the big data from genomics to deliver a healthier future for all Australians.

Projects that informed Genomical 

Genomical’s infrastructure, software, policies, procedures and agreements were informed by a series of Melbourne Genomics projects.  

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The Genomical team acknowledges the Wurundjeri, Gunaikurnai and all First Nations peoples on whose lands we live and work. We pay respect to their Elders, past and present. We also acknowledge the First Nations scientists, researchers and leaders who are shaping the future of genomic medicine.

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