NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — German household and cleaning products maker Henkel will use Genedata’s Phylosopher data-management platform in its Genomic Design initiative, Genedata said today.
Terms of the five-year agreement call for Henkel to use the software to support its biotechnology programs, which include producing enzymes for detergents and cleaning agents, Genedata said.
“Improving those key players in the biotechnological production of enzymes for detergents and cleaning agents is expected to lead to new products with qualities both consumers and the environment will benefit from, like reduced energy and detergent consumption due to lower washing temperatures and better cleansing power,” Genedata said in a statement.
Henkel will use the Phylosopher platform as “the central infrastructure” in its research projects “to integrate all proprietary functional genomic data” that are based on the company’s production strains.
The company will also use Phylosopher to store, process, and analyze transcriptomics, metabolomics, and proteomics data gathered during industrial fermentation processes, Genedata said.
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.