NEW YORK, Aug 2 – Incyte Genomics’ LifeSeq Gold database has won the Scientific Computing & Instumentation’s Readers’ Choice Award for bioinformatics for the second year running, the company said Thursday.
"SC&I's Readers' Choice Awards recognize products used by a highly educated and experienced pool of scientists and technical professionals. These products have been chosen based on their high level of reliability and quality, as well as their ability to enhance productivity and innovation," Kim Sekel, editor-in-chief of Scientific Computing, said in a statement.
Incyte's LifeSeq Gold offers cDNA transcripts as well as genomic sequence data. The database also offers sequences of drug targets and therapeutics.
Incyte of Palo Alto, Calif., said it has extracted gene sequences from more than 1,400 cDNA normal and disease tissue libraries that came from more than 900 individuals.
Incyte is expected to introduce the next version of the database at the Drug Discovery Technology 2001 conference this month. The updated database will contain information linking “pharmaceutically relevant” gene transcripts to public sequence data.