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GSK Licenses Compendia's Oncomine for Cancer Drug Studies

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – GlaxoSmithKline has licensed Compendia Bioscience’s Oncomine Enterprise Edition database for use in its cancer research programs, Compendia said today.
The pharmaceutical company has licensed the database, which is an extension of the Oncomine line, under a two-year agreement.
The Oncomine database is a compendium of nearly 26,000 gene expression and DNA copy number profiles taken from scientific literature and other public sources, and it uses gene sets to enable “researchers to discover and explore new biology based on signatures related to drugs and/or disease pathways,” Compendia said.
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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