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BioDiscovery Licenses GeneSight Software to Syngenta Genomics Research Subsidiary


BioDiscovery has licensed its GeneSight microarray gene expression analysis software to the Torrey Mesa Research Institute, the genomics research arm of agrochemical giant Syngenta.

The software allows researchers to import microarray data into a database, and then analyze it using statistical techniques as well as visualization tools.

“We need a comprehensive statistical analysis tool that is easy to use and platform independent for our large-scale data analysis projects,” stated Tong Zhu, the scientist who leads the Institute’s microarray group. “We are pleased that GeneSight provides such a solution to our need.”

In addition to GeneSight, BioDiscovery of Marina Del Rey, Calif., also sells ImaGene, a microarray image processing and analysis tool, and CloneTracker, a data management program for microarray fabrication and production. The company signed a co-marketing agreement with Corning in June to market its software with Corning’s gene arrays.

BioDiscovery did not disclose the financial terms for the license.


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