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EPA to Use Gene Logic's Bioinformatics Tools for ToxCast Program

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Environmental Protection Agency’s National Center for Computational Toxicology has licensed access to Gene Logic’s bioinformatics platforms, Gene Logic announced today.
The Gaithersburg, Md.-based subsidiary of Ocimum Biosolutions said that the EPA will use its Genesis Enterprise System, GXR Connect software, and relevant portions of the ToxExpress System and BioExpress System for its work in the EPA's ToxCast program, which is exploring strategies and methods to screen a large number of chemicals for potential toxicity and risk to humans and the environment.
Robert Kavlock, director of the NCCT, said in a statement that the alliance with Gene Logic “will help us move forward with the incorporation of new technologies to improve predictive toxicology as envisioned by the recent reports of the National Research Council on a vision for toxicology in 21st century and for the application of toxicogenomics in risk assessment.”

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