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Genome Compiler Inks Collaboration with Addgene to Integrate Plasmid Data into Software

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Bioinformatics software developer Genome Compiler announced on Thursday that it has entered into a collaborative agreement with the non-profit plasmid biorepository Addgene.

Genome Compiler will integrate the Addgene plasmid repository, containing more than 40,000 plasmids, into its computer-aided design tools and collaboration platforms for synthetic biology. The software will allow users to visualize, design, and order plasmids, as well as deposit genetic data to the repository, the firm said in a statement.

"By incorporating the world's largest repository of plasmids, Addgene, we are closing the loop between research, design, and information sharing," Genome Compiler CEO Omri Drory said in a statement.

Financial and other details of the agreement were not disclosed.

Cambridge, Mass.-based Addgene is a non-profit organization committed to collecting and distributing plasmids for research.

In March, Los Altos, Calif. and Tel Aviv, Israel-based Genome Compiler signed a deal with Amyris to integrate the firm's automated DNA construction and editing services into Genome Compiler's software platform.