Biobase enters into custom curation service agreement with Procter & Gamble

Provider of curated biological databases, Biobase Corporation, in cooperation with Procter & Gamble announced the signing of an agreement for the continuation of a custom curation project between the two companies. Adding to the rapid growth of their database development and custom curation service business, Biobase will provide Procter and Gamble customised regulatory pathway research data created by their highly skilled, expert manual curation teams.

Biobase has long-term expertise in high-quality manual literature curation in the areas of gene regulation, signal transduction and protein annotations. To meet the growing demands of its customers for custom services, in addition to its offices in Germany and Boston, Biobase established its own office in Bangalore, India last year.

"The extension of this partnership clearly demonstrates the versatility of Biobase and it''s high quality content", said Michael Tysiak, CEO of Biobase . "As a customer focused organisation, we are proud to offer custom curation solutions tailored to the specific needs of our industry-leading partners such as Procter and Gamble."

Drs Andy Fulmer and Robert Binder, principal scientists at P&G Global Biotechnology, have said: "We have been very pleased with our working relationship with Biobase and the quality of the product they produce."

Biobase is the leading provider of expertly-curated biological databases and sophisticated software tools. The Biobase Knowledge Library includes but is not limited to the Transfac, Transpath, YPD and HumanPSD databases. In combination, the systems biology analysis platform ExPlain offers the identification of molecular networks and key molecules critical to discovery research. Biobase also provides a growing portfolio of databases of third parties such as Brenda and HGMD.