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SmartGene Software to Handle Data for EU Bacteria Typing Project

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The European Union’s BIOTRACER consortium has hired SmartGene to develop a data-handling system that will be used as part of a project to genotype a common bacteria group that causes some diseases in humans and in animals, SmartGene said last week.
Under the agreement, SmartGene Services will create a data analysis and management system based on its Integrated Database Network System technology that the BIOTRACER consortium will use in its multi-locus sequence typing studies of the Campylobacter group of bacteria.
Campylobacter has become the major cause of bacterial diarrhea in humans, and now causes more infections than salmonella, the company said.
SmartGene said it had already developed a web-based MLST software service and that it has “specifically adapted” that software for Campylobacter.
The company said the BIOTRACER project is funded with €11 million ($14.9 million).
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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