New England Biolabs (www.neb.com) (NEB) in-licensed Integrated Genomics’ (www.integratedgenomics.com) ERGO™ bioinformatics software. NEB will utilize the ERGO genome analysis tools for gene annotation, metabolic reconstruction, and enzyme data-mining, as well as for comparative genomics purposes.

Optimized for analysis of microorganisms, ERGO integrates biological data from genomics, biochemistry, gene expression studies, genetics, and literature, according to Integrated Genomics. The plaform combines pattern-based analyses with comparative genomics tools for gene visualization in the contexts of regulation, expression data, phylogeny, chromosomal neighborhoods, and gene fusions, adds the company. ERGO contains more than 1180 genomes at various stages of completion as well as a collection of networked cellular pathways.