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NetGenics Snags Avalon as its Third DiscoveryCenter Customer

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NetGenics has signed on Avalon Pharmaceuticals as the third customer for its recently launched DiscoveryCenter integration platform. Avalon joins Paradigm Genetics, which licensed the software in early October, and Schering AG, which is building a corporate-wide gene database using DiscoveryCenter components.

NetGenics recently completed the second stage of implementing the database at Schering, a project that began in June. Michael Bush, director of sales at NetGenics, said that over 100 Schering researchers in Germany and the US now have access to the same data sources through the system.

The implementation “has gone off without a hitch,” Bush said, adding that some researchers have already used the system to find similar projects within the organization and have begun to pool their resources, eliminating duplicated efforts.

Bush said that the Avalon and Paradigm installations are smaller than the Schering deployment. Around 10 people will use the system at Avalon, he said, with the option to add more users as necessary.

The Paradigm installation will begin this week.

The core software behind DiscoveryCenter is similar for every customer, Bush said, but different modules and data sources are added to meet the unique needs of an organization. In addition, the platform’s open API allows users to extend the system as needed.

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