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Japan Patent Office Chooses TimeLogic Bioinformatics Solution

NEW YORK, April 15 - The Japan Patent office has signed a contract to implement TimeLogic's DeCypher bioinformatics system for scanning public genetic databases and searching for prior art sequence information in patent applications, TimeLogic and its Japanese partner InfoCom said today.

 

The system is an upgrade of a previous version of DeCypher that the patent office installed in 1999. DeCypher accelerates the Smith-Waterman and Framesearch algorithms by running them through reprogrammable processors.  This new version, according to TimeLogic, is a 30-fold improvement in performance, and tackles 35 bioinformatics tasks with high compute power.

 

InfoCom, of Tokyo, installs and supports TimeLogic's products in Japan.

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