FDA will use GeneGo's MetaCore
News Oct 11, 2005
GeneGo, Inc. has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have licensed MetaCore for "OMIC's" research and reviewing of genomics data.
GeneGo and the FDA will also integrate MetaCore with ArrayTrack and make it available for FDA Researchers.
The MetaCore platform is designed to allow scientists to concurrently visualize, map and network multiple types of data including gene expression, SiRNAi, proteomic, metabolomic, SAGE and SNP data, both from pre-clinical discovery and clinical studies.
“High throughput (HT) experimentation is increasingly important for life science research, and HT data is now included in many new drug applications submissions,” said Dr Tatiana Nikolskaya, founder and CSO of GeneGo Inc.
“The analysis of such complex datasets requires novel systems biology tools, such as MetaCore.”
“One important issue in FDA submissions is compatibility and cross-referencing of multiple types of pre-clinical and clinical data, which are collected at different times by different research groups.”
“MetaCore offers both a functional framework and analytical engine for this.”
“Working with the FDA is very important for GeneGo and we are very pleased to announce this relationship,” said Julie Bryant, Vice President of Business Development at GeneGo.
“Since MetaCore is already being applied in drug discovery by our pharmaceutical customers for a couple of years now, it is logical that it will be also used on the regulatory side as well.”
As genome editing technologies advance toward clinical therapies, they are raising hopes of a completely new way to treat disease. However, challenges need to be addressed before potential treatments can be widely used in patients. To tackle these challenges, the National Institutes of Health has launched the Somatic Cell Genome Editing program, which has awarded multiple grants including more than $3.6 million to assess the safety of genome editing in human cells and tissues.