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OriGene, Institute for Systems Biology in Database Alliance

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – OriGene Technologies and the Institute for Systems Biology today said that they will collaborate in the creation of a proteotypic PeptideAtlas and a mass spectrometry standard database for 5,000 human proteins.

The alliance will apply ISB's systems biology mass spec expertise to OriGene's collection of full-length human proteins, the partners said in a statement. They said that creation of the atlas and the SRM/MRM (single reaction monitoring, multiple reaction monitoring) mass spec database will enable quantitative protein analysis and facilitate lab-to-lab data validation.

"The field of proteomics combined with systems biology will push discovery further, but it is essential to validate these discoveries with a large scale mass spectrometry standard database," Leroy Hood, president and co-founder of Seattle-based ISB, said in a statement. "By providing ISB with access to one of the largest collections of full-length human protein in the world, this collaboration will rapidly accelerate the validation of ISB's discoveries."

Further terms of the alliance were not disclosed.

In addition to its collection of more than 5,000 purified human proteins, Rockville, Md.-based OriGene also claims to have the world's largest cDNA and shRNA clone collections, 100,000 validated human tissues, and assay products based on Luminex's multiplex technology.