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Rancho BioSciences, OmicSoft Collaborate on Data Curation

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Rancho BioSciences today announced a collaboration with OmicSoft aimed at customer-driven data curation.

Under the agreement, the two firms will leverage Rancho Bio's expertise in data curation and OmicSoft's tools and databases for biomarker data management, visualization, and analysis. Financial and other terms were not disclosed.

Based in San Diego, Rancho Bio is a fee-for-service manual data curation firm that uses open source tools and public domain data in pharmaceutical, non-profit foundations, and academia. In June, the company joined the Orion Bionetworks alliance, a network of researchers who study new diagnostics, treatments, and cures for brain disorders, as BioInform reported.

OmicSoft is headquartered in Cary, NC and provides solutions for next-generation sequencing and omics data analysis. Its flagship product is called Array Suite, comprising Array Studio and Array Server. Array Server stores and manages large data types, while Array Studio provides the graphical user interface and visualization capabilities, including the OmicSoft Genome Browser.

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