NEW YORK, March31 (GenomeWeb News) - Genomics Collaborative and Celestar-Lexico Sciences of Japan will collaborate to create a breast cancer gene expression image database, the companies said today.
In a pilot study, scientists will study the expression of a small number of relevant genes in cancerous and normal tissues, using Celestar's Large-scale in situ Hybridization technology and GCI's Global Repository of human biological samples. The companies selected the genes using Celestar's text mining system, MedTAK. Depending on the success of the pilot study, the companies plan to expand the expression database and eventually market it to pharmaceutical companies.
Celestar's LisH technology visualizes messenger RNA at the cellular level. GCI's repository contains 550,000 human tissue, DNA, and serum samples from 120,000 patients worldwide.