BIOBASE Releases a New Range of Products for Plant Researchers

BKL Plant and ExPlain Plant offer rich, high quality plant focused content and integrated analysis tools.

Wolfenbüttel, Germany and Beverly, MA, (PresseBox) - BIOBASE today announced their entry into the agricultural market with the release of their latest products designed specifically for plant researchers. The "green" versions of their industry leading BIOBASE Knowledge Library (BKL) and ExPlain Analysis Platform can assist investigators studying crop optimization, disease resistance, stress tolerance and other important areas of plant biotechnology research.

The BKL Plant offers Gene Ontology (GO) assignments, plant specific controlled vocabulary assignments for gene expression and phenotype attributes as well as signal transduction and metabolic pathway data. BKL Plant can also be integrated with ExPlain Plant for biological interpretation of large-scale plant data, including gene expression, proteomics and ChIP-chip data.

As part of the release, BIOBASE has signed global agricultural giant Syngenta Biotechnology Inc. (NYSE: SYT) as the first customer for their BKL Plant and ExPlain Plant offerings. "We are extremely pleased to partner with Syngenta for our plant focused products. Our collaborative relationship with this industry leader with a wide range of research goals is indicative of the overall value our tools and expertise can offer plant researchers worldwide."
said Dr. Muthu Meyyappan, VP of Sales and Marketing for BIOBASE.

BIOBASE GmbH

BIOBASE, based in Wolfenbüttel (Germany) with offices worldwide is a leading global provider of expertlycurated biological databases, sophisticated software tools and customized discovery services. Our BIOBASE Knowledge Library™ includes the TRANSFAC®, TRANSPATH®, YPDTM and HumanPSDTM databases. Our systems biology analysis platform ExPlain™ offers novel gene expression analysis critical to discovery research in mammals and plants. BIOBASE also provides the third party databases BRENDA® and HGMD®. Our customers are leading global pharmaceutical, biotech and agricultural companies as well as many top academic and research institutions. For more information, please visit us at www.biobase-international.com.

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