Basel, Switzerland (PRWEB) December 12, 2012
Genedata, a leading provider of advanced software solutions for drug discovery and life science research, today announced its successful contributions to several oncology-related research consortia, including the EU-funded carcinoGENOMICS, Newgeneris, and INCA projects. Genedata Expressionist, the company’s flagship product for molecular profiling applications, was successfully used by these consortia for the analysis and management of complex high-volume, oncology-related data. Additionally, the consortia’s oncology-specific requirements fueled the development of enhanced capabilities in Genedata Expressionist, which are now available to all licensees of the software. A comprehensive and enterprise-level solution, Genedata Expressionist helps to identify and understand molecular biomarkers by easily integrating transcriptomics, genomics, epigenomics, proteomics, and metabolomics data.
In implementing Genedata Expressionist for Genomic Profiling, Genedata domain experts worked closely with several EU research consortia including the carcinoGENOMICS project. carcinoGENOMICS was comprised of 20 research organizations representing the pharmaceutical industry as well as leading academic institutions from across Europe. The consortium developed a series of in vitro tests representative of various modes of carcinogenic action for the major target organs liver, lung, and kidney. This approach enables efficient assessment of a high number of compounds as required under REACH, the European Community Regulations on chemicals and their safe use. Moreover, this testing resulted in best practices required to successfully reduce animal testing while enabling more cost-efficient R&
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