Thomson Reuters Buys Pharmaceutical Technology Company GeneGo

Thomson Reuters Corporation (NYSE:TRI)? has announced tonight that they have acquired GeneGo. GeneGo is a San Diego based company with offices in Moscow and Michigan that provides biology and disease information and analytics to pharmaceutical companies for research and development purposes. GeneGo will be integrated into Thomson Reuters’ Healthcare & Science business. GeneGo’s flagship product is called MetaBase, which is a knowledge base of all GeneGo’s products.

Other GeneGo products include MetaDrug and MetaBase. MetaBase is an Oracle database that has comprehensive mammalian biology and medicinal chemistry driven information. There are over 6 million protein-protein, protein-DNA and protein-compound interactions experimental findings in that database. Full press release is below:

Thomson Reuters Acquires GeneGo

Resulting solutions will help biopharma and academic researchers design better drugs

PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Thomson Reuters today announced that it has acquired GeneGo, a leading provider of biology and disease information, analytics, and decision support solutions for pharmaceutical research and development.

Effective immediately, GeneGo will become part of the Healthcare & Science business of Thomson Reuters. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The acquisition enables Thomson Reuters to provide the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and academic research communities with solutions that provide better understanding of the underlying mechanism of disease and potential therapies. GeneGo’s scientific expertise and assets in biology-driven drug discovery complement the Thomson Reuters life sciences portfolio that covers drug pipeline competitive intelligence, patents, and chemistry.

“Thomson Reuters now provides comprehensive decision support solutions to help researchers striving to bring more effective medications to market,” said Jon Brett-Harris, executive vice president at Thomson Reuters. “There is an increasing need for biology content, detailed disease insights, and analytics to support R&D productivity and to enable a more personalized approach to medicine.”

GeneGo’s capabilities include:

-MetaBase™, a comprehensive and respected knowledge base in systems biology.
-Expertise in analytics, data management, and value-added services.
-An experienced management team and a skilled scientific staff.
-A successful track record deploying decision support systems.

GeneGo is headquartered in San Diego and has offices in Moscow and Michigan.

Thomson Reuters
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