Bayer CropScience Selects Persephone

00:16 08 July in General News

Ceres  today announced that the company has licensed its Persephone genome visualization application to Bayer CropScience. The multi-year software license and collaboration agreement provides a non-exclusive license to Bayer as well as professional services including support, customizations and maintenance. Bayer is the second multi-national life sciences company to license Persephone as its primary genome browser.

Persephone featured in Bio-IT World

00:18 25 April in General News

Persephone, the Real-Time Genome Browser By Aaron Krol Syngenta, one of the world’s largest crop engineering companies, was not in the market for a new genome browser. In 2008, Syngenta, like many companies, was using the open source program GBrowse, which is substantially similar to most commercial platforms. GBrowse has an intuitive interface for displaying genes and chromosomes, and all the basic tools, like BLAST, that users need to run in genome browsers. It didn’t seem like a particular pain point for research. But then a group of Syngenta scientists did a site visit to Ceres, a smaller bioengineering company that specializes in...