NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The Oji Paper Company, based in Tokyo, has licensed Rosetta Biosoftware's Resolver gene expression platform, Rosetta said today.
Oji plans to use the software to characterize gene expression profiles of wood-forming tissues in its Forestry Research Institute, which employs biotechnology to study issues such as tree afforestation and paper manufacturing.
FRI researcher Takashi Hibin said the company is collecting gene expression profiles of trees during different phases of growth to study the role of gene regulation in wood-forming tissues.
Differences between the expression profiles could point to "potential biomarkers for high-quality fibers for paper production, which can be effective for silviculture and breeding," Hibin said.
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.