Ingenuity Licenses Pathways Analysis Software to Avalon
News Jan 11, 2006
Ingenuity Systems and Avalon Pharmaceuticals Inc. have announced that they have entered into an agreement whereby Avalon will license Ingenuity Pathways Analysis 3.0, enhancing Avalon's drug and target discovery process.
Avalon has a focused program to harness the power of gene disruption signatures for the isolation of drugs against previously "intractable" targets.
The Ingenuity Pathways Analysis 3.0 application is being applied to the AvalonRx® platform in several selected therapeutic areas to identify biomarkers, targets, and compounds.
Ingenuity Pathways Analysis 3.0 is designed to enable researchers to model, analyze and understand the complex biological systems at the core of life science research.
Ingenuity claims that, with Ingenuity Pathways Analysis, scientists can integrate their own biological discoveries into Ingenuity networks, providing effective computation and functional analysis.
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.