According to GeneGo, MetaCore is a flexible pathway analysis platform that can be utilized with or without experimental data. It contains a lot of domain and disease knowledge that is easily accessible to general users which answers day to day questions of what is upstream or downstream of this gene or how are these metabolites linked via pathways, relevant papers to specific diseases or all papers on a compound binding with a specific ligand.
"We are very pleased with Philips' decision to license MetaCore," said Julie Bryant, GeneGo's VP of Business Development. "We have seen a surge of diagnostic companies, such as Almac Diagnostics becoming GeneGo customers over the last couple of years, and Philips is the latest addition. We welcome the expansion of the scope of systems biology applications beyond drug discovery."