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BASF Plant Science Licenses Genedata's Expressionist Software

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genedata said today that BASF Plant Science has licensed its Expressionist bioinformatics software for use in its genetic screening programs.
 
Juergen Logemann, vice president of technology management at BASF Plant Science, said in a statement that the company selected Expressionist after “a thorough market evaluation” for its ability to process and analyze "large amounts" of expression profiling data in a high-throughput manner.
 
Genedata said that Expressionist is used for quality assessment and pre-processing of a range of ‘omics data types, including microarray and PCR data, and allows researchers to integrate molecular profiling data from transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics applications.
 
Othmar Pfannes, CEO of Genedata, said in a statement that ag biotech is a “very exciting growth area” for the company and that four of the “top six” agricultural companies are currently using Expressionist.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not provided.

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