CLEVELAND--NetGenics is providing its Synergy bioinfor-matics software and services to Plant Genetic Systems, a subsidiary of Hoechst Schering AgrEvo in Gent, Belgium. The deal is NetGenics' first agreement with a plant biotechnology company and the first application of its Synergy Corba framework to crop science research. The system will be installed at Plant Genetics' facility in Gent, NetGenics' first customer site in Europe. NetGenics' European subsidiary, NetGenics UK, near London, will be the service office for the account.
Manuel Glynias, president and CEO of NetGenics, said, "This agreement applies the team data sharing and integration strengths of Synergy to crop science, highlighting the adaptability of a Corba standards-based framework for life science applications."