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AlphaGene Buys TimeLogic DeCypher Server System

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WOBURN, Mass.--AlphaGene has bought TimeLogic's DeCypher server, a configurable, field-programmable gate array computer. The DeCypher technology will allow AlphaGene to analyze and annotate its proprietary database of approximately 50,000 unique human genes--of which approximately 41,000 genes are novel or not published in the public domain.

Donald McCarren, AlphaGene's CEO, predicted that the resource will help his company meet its "growing internal bioinformatics needs while simultaneously increasing our capabilities to better service our research clients and partners."

With the Hidden Markov Modeling algorithm and other TimeLogic proprietary algorithms, AlphaGene will be able to perform cluster analyses of its unknown genes, creating groups of related genes and gene families, said AlphaGene. In addition, the company will have the ability to perform cluster analyses of alternately spliced genes from its various full-length libraries. This provides an opportunity to find a wide range of unique therapeutic targets in various diseases. AlphaGene will serve as a reference site for TimeLogic.

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