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Danone Licenses Integrated Genomics ERGO Database for Three Years

NEW YORK, March 28 (GenomeWeb News) - The Daniel Carasso Center, the research arm of consumer product provider Groupe Danone, has entered into a three-year license for Integrated Genomics' ERGO database and analysis system, Integrated Genomics said yesterday.


Scientists at the CarassoCenter will use ERGO to analyze genomic and microarray data from lactic acid bacteria.


Sophie Legrain-Raspaud, team leader in the probiotic gene identification group at the DanoneResearchCenter, said in a statement that the researchers are using the database to help find probiotic functions in the company's collection of more than 3,000 bacterial strains.


Integrated Genomics said that it has already worked with the DanielCarassoCenter "for several years" to sequence and analyze several strains of lactic acid bacteria.


Financial terms of the licensing agreement were not provided.

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