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Agilent, SRI Ink Software Licensing Deal

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies and SRI International today announced a licensing agreement to offer a series of Agilent's products with SRI's complete BioCyc Pathway Database Collection.

The deal covers Agilent's GeneSpring GX, GeneSpring NGS, Mass Profiler Professional and Pathway Architect version 12.5. The integrated package will allow researchers to access, combine, visualize, and analyze biological data sets across various 'omics experiments, the partners said, adding the new software package will enable biological pathway data generated on Agilent's instruments to be displayed.

SRI's BioCyc is a collection of 2,038 Pathway/Genome Databases, including 497 complete bacterial genomes from the Human Genome Microbiome Project. Each database provides information about the genome and metabolic pathways of a single organism.

Nick Roelofs, president of Agilent’s Life Sciences Group, said in a statement, "By combining SRI’s rich BioCyc pathway content with our fully-integrated laboratory technologies, we are providing researchers with a complete solution for designing more informed experiments, free of the cumbersome technical challenges of traditional multi-omics research."

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.