NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – GeneGo has integrated Applied Biosystems’ tissue gene-expression database into its MetaCore data-mining platform, ABI said today.
Tatiana Nikolskaya, chief scientific officer and founder of GeneGo, said in a statement that her company has integrated the database as a tissue-expression filter in the firm’s latest product release “to replace the publicly available, but less consistent, UniGene data.”
She added that the companies “look forward to collaborating on additional ways to leverage our complementary solutions.”
ABI created the database using its expression array system and human genome survey microarray. It comprises genome-wide gene-expression values from 31 normal tissues and a universal human reference RNA.
ABI said the combined product “facilitates” microarray experiments, such as comparing gene-expression changes in normal, diseased, or treated human tissues.
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.