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Oxford Gene Tech Collaborating with Optra

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Oxford Gene Technology is collaborating with healthcare and life sciences IT company Optra Systems to develop new visualization and analysis software, OGT said today.

The joint project is now in a testing phase, and the companies already have developed an initial software platform for use in visualizing and analyzing biomedical data from high resolution scanners.

OGT R&D Director John Anson said in a statement that the firm is "evaluating outsourcing opportunities for a further pilot project to develop a more powerful version of the software," and plans to continue its collaborations with Pune, India-based Optra Systems.

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