NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Antibody supply company Abcam said today that it will collaborate with semantic search technology firm Transinsight on a bioinformatics workflow platform designed to help Abcam’s customers search for products.
Abcam, headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with offices in Cambridge, Mass and Tokyo, supplies research-grade antibodies to academic and commercial customers through an online catalogue.
Dresden, Germany-based Transinsight develops knowledge-based biomedical search engines.
"Until recently there were only limited software tools and scientific workflows available to help us automatically produce high quality data sets surrounding each of Abcam’s thousands of antibody targets,” Abcam’s Senior Business Development Manager, Juergen Harter, said in a statement.
“We need these data sets to help our customers find the right products", Harter added.
The company said that it was looking to develop an “automated intelligent computer-based solution” to deliver information about proteins.
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.