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Pangea Signs Six Licensing Agreements, Releases New Version of EcoCyc Product

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OAKLAND, Calif.--Pangea Systems has finalized six licensing agreements for its bioinformatics software products and datasets. Contracts have been signed with Rigel, Ontogeny, EOS Technology, Axys Pharmaceuticals, Genencor International, and an undisclosed major pharmaceutical company, according to Pangea.

Rigel and Ontogeny have licensed GeneWorld, an automated, high-throughput analysis software package. EOS, Axys, and the unnamed company have taken Pangea's Clustering and Alignment Tools, which enable rapid clustering and alignment of expressed sequence tags and partial gene sequences into full length gene sequences. Genencor has purchased Pangea's metabolic pathway datase.

Pangea has also released EcoCyc 5.0 on its web site (http://ecocyc.pangeasystems. com/ecocyc/), accessible using Netscape 4.0 or Internet Explorer 4.0. Pangea's main EcoCyc query page has been moved to http://ecocyc.pangea systems.com:1555/server.html/.

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