The National Cancer Institute said this week that it has licensed Moxie Informatics to provide services as part of the Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid's Support Service Providers Program.
Under the program, NCI provides licenses to entities who meet specific criteria for performing informatics support services related to caBIG. NCI has issued support service licenses to 16 commercial firms and one university since the program began in October 2008.
Moxie was granted a license to adapt and enhance caBIG -compatible software applications, one of four categories of support under the program. The other support areas include help desk support; deployment support for caBIG software applications; and documentation and training materials and services.
A fifth service category, data sharing and security framework implementation support, was included in the most recent application round for the service provider program, which was posted in January.
Rockville, Md.-based Moxie was founded in 2008 by Sashi Thangaraj, who previously served at caBIG contractor SAIC, where he worked on several caBIG development projects. The company was founded with the intention of providing software and IT infrastructure development services, with a particular focus on the open-source caLIMS2 software [BioInform 8-20-2009].