Bayer CropScience has chosen Applied Maths' BioNumerics platform to provide data analysis for its plant breeding program.
Bayer chose the platform as a result of its comprehensive databasing and analysis tools, Applied Maths said in a statement.
Information technology managers and bioinformaticians at Bayer will have access to Python-based scripting features in order to integrate the BioNumerics software with existing tools. Users will also be able to use automated workflows for high-throughput data management.
Applied Maths' flagship product, BioNumerics is a software suite for integrated databasing and analyzing biodata. It includes algorithms for pattern recognition and matching; data mining; screening, and clustering.
The tool is used in research and diagnostic settings including bacterial and viral epidemiology and profiling; plant and animal breeding; and human genetics and biotechnology.
The company is expanding its client base in other markets as well. Luc Vauterin, Applied Maths' CEO, noted in a statement that in recent years, companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and food industries have indicated their interest in BioNumerics.
The firm has offices in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium, and Austin, Texas,