Backed by a one-year, $100,000 SBIR grant from the National Institutes for General Medical Sciences, Cognia is embarking on the development of a protein catabolism database and software system, its first in-house commercial offering.

Though it was established in 1999, all of Cognia’s revenue until now has been through its marketing agreements with other bioinformatics tools and database companies. It currently holds North American distribution rights for the Transfac transcription factor database and other products developed by Biobase of Braunschweig, Germany.

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