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Scimagix Agrees to Resell Compugen s Z3 Gel Analysis Tool

NEW YORK, Feb 21 – Scimagix, a Redwood Shores, Calif.-based bioinformatics company, said Wednesday it had agreed to serve as a reseller of Compugen’s Z3 system, which is used for analyzing 2-D electrophoresis gels.

Scimagix said it would sell Z3 along with its Scientific Image Management System, which stores, retrieves, and analyzes protein images. Scimagix and Compugen of Tel Aviv have also agreed to work together to integrate their products.

"Our agreement combines Compugen's extensive gel analysis methods with Scimagix's unique capability to search protein expression patterns," Robert Dunkle, CEO of Scimagix, said in a statement. "This high-throughput approach to analysis and mining of 2D gels is expected to accelerate proteomics research and drug discovery."

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Compugen’s Z3 uses proprietary algorithms and color overlay technology to compare 2-D gel separations of proteins from normal and diseased tissues.

Scimagix has also developed ProteinMine, a software tool that, like Z3, is designed to search 2-d gels according to size, shape, location, and intensity of protein spots, in order to find combinations of protein patterns and protein expression patterns. 

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