November 8, 2006

Systems Analytics Extends its CRADA with U.S. Army

Systems Analytics Inc. (SAI) today announced that its Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research (USACEHR) has been modified and extended. This CRADA has a title “Software Development for Systems Biological Integration of Proteomic and Genomic Data”. Under this extended agreement, Systems Analytics will have a broader access to toxicogenomic data provided by USACEHR, and will use these datasets to develop more efficient and robust computational methods for data reduction, statistical analysis, feature selection and classification, and the performance estimation in terms of feature reproducibility, classification accuracy, and biological relevance.

The mission of the USACEHR is to enhance Force Health Protection by developing biologically based risk assessment products. The Laboratory has commenced research to broadly screen for novel measurable molecular or biochemical alterations (biomarkers) in biological matrices, such as fluids, cells, or tissues that occur in response to hazardous chemical exposure. Since biomarkers can indicate the degree of exposure, biological effects, and susceptibility to disease from toxic hazards, they have many potential applications in Force Health Protection and health surveillance.


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