GlaxoSmithKline Signs Licensing Agreement with Compendia Bioscience
News Jun 06, 2008
Compendia Bioscience has announced that it has signed a two-year licensing agreement with GlaxoSmithKline for Oncomine Enterprise Edition, a value-added product extension Compendia’s flagship product, Oncomine.
Oncomine Enterprise Edition builds upon the features of Oncomine Professional and Concepts editions by integrating the ability to securely view proprietary gene expression data in comparison with existing public data already available in Oncomine.
Oncomine is a rapidly growing compendium of nearly 26,000 gene expression and DNA copy number profiles collected and curated from the literature and other public sources. These data are coupled with analysis functions and a web application for data mining and visualization.
Oncomine Concepts Map, licensed to commercial users as part of the Oncomine Enterprise Edition, uses gene sets as a common language to compare and link disparate biological concepts, allowing researchers to discover and explore new biology based on signatures related to drugs and/or disease pathways.
“We are pleased to welcome GlaxoSmithKline to our growing list of major pharmaceutical and biotech customers,” said John Freshley, Chief Business Officer of Compendia Bioscience. “GSK has long been a leader in the field of cancer genomics and we look forward to working closely with them to advance their oncology discovery and development efforts.”