NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (GenomeWeb News) - Biosystems Informatics Institute and its commercial trading arm, Turbinia, have exclusively licensed software from Pattern Expert in order to develop and market it for protein biomarker discovery.
The software has so far been used in forensics to identify car models from paint residue left at accident sites. Biosystems and Turbinia, both based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, plan to develop the software "to improve the quality of mass spectrometry data used in proteomics and other life sciences disciplines" for biomarker applications, according to a statement. The firms will begin conducting beta testing at the end of September.
Biosystems Informatics Institute, founded a year ago and funded by the UKgovernment, develops systems biology and bioinformatics software in collaboration with UKuniversities, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical companies. The institute has been working closely with Nonlinear Dynamics to develop proteomics software. Pattern Expert is located in of Borsdorf, Germany.