Cancer Centers Renew and Expand BioDiscovery’s Nexus Copy Number Software Licenses
News Dec 16, 2009
BioDiscovery, Inc. has announced a number of license renewals and expansions of its Nexus Copy Number product at leading cancer research centers. These include renewal of multi-user license at the Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Keystone Program in Blood Cell Development and Cancer, renewal and expansion at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, and renewal and expansion at the National Cancer Institute.
The company says that, since its launch over two years ago, Nexus Copy Number has evolved into one of the most widely used commercial software tools for detection of copy number aberrations from aCGH and SNP arrays as well as statistical analysis of large cohorts of samples. One of its largest groups of users and early adopters has been the cancer research community.
“We are very excited to see a rapid and steady growth in our user base from major cancer centers across the globe.” said Dr. Soheil Shams, President of BioDiscovery. “It is especially important to us to see that Nexus Copy Number has enabled scientist to reduce the analysis time from several months or even years down to a few hours allowing them to make the most of their valuable data which eventually benefits finding a cure for this important disease.”
Nexus Copy Number was designed specifically for researchers and users find it to be exceptionally easy to use. The software’s flexibility in allowing different algorithms, custom annotation tracks, capacity to process thousands of arrays from any manufacturer in one project and numerous other features have set Nexus apart from other software packages. These research results have generated a number of recent publications in high impact journals such as Science and Nature.
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