A new collaboration between iMEAN and SRI International will allow iMEAN in silico models to be explored with SRI’s Pathway Tools software
- iMEAN is a European bioinformatics startup company with expertise in developing in silico models of complex living organisms for academic research & industrial applications.
- SRI International is a California-based non-profit research institute that supports government and industry in a diverse range of disciplines, including artificial intelligence, biomedicine, and robotics.
Toulouse, France, September 2022 – Providing user-friendly interfaces that enable researchers to easily explore high quality in silico models is the focus of this new collaboration between the French startup and the Californian institute.
iMEAN uses a technology based on the construction of digital organisms, mathematical representations of complex molecular networks of living organisms at the genome scale.
SRI International’s Pathway Tools desktop and webserver software provides a suite of tools for searching, analyzing, and visualizing the information in its own or user-supplied pathway/genome databases. These tools accelerate research and lead to a greater understanding of biological systems.
Through this collaboration, iMean customers will be able to access in silico models of organisms of interest—e.g., bacteria, fungi, yeast, microalgae, plants, etc.—via web interfaces generated by SRI’s Pathway Tools. In this way, iMEAN will be able to provide complete analysis pipelines, including the construction of an organism’s molecular network, the setup of a private web interface, and the maintenance of the IT facilities that will enable a customer to focus on one task: exploring the metabolic capabilities of their organism.
“Visulation and exploration of complex metabolic systems is a paramount challenge for the community. This is the main pain for researcher in the field. At iMEAN we seek for means to accelerate our customers in identifying added-value features of their organisms. We develop the solution ourself or we build strong partnerships. The SRI web interface is an amazing knowledge-based interface for pathway exploration with scientific context visualization of organisms metabolism”
iMEAN is a European bioinformatics startup company based in Toulouse, France. Expert in developing in silico models of complex living organisms, iMEAN is the right digital partner to join the massive transition that the industry is currently undergoing.
By combining complex mathematical models, disruptive algorithms and expertise in biology, iMEAN designs advanced digital organisms with high predictive power enabling superior understanding of complex living organisms. iMEAN’s modeling platform is not only a powerful tool for accelerating R&D programs & biotech projects but is also a key asset for making ground-breaking discoveries in academic research.
iMEAN services can help speeding up any R&D program by designing & optimizing industrial organisms, finding patentable novel biobased products or simply tackling the systems biology revolution.
At iMEAN, we thrive on being part of this new bio-economy society accelerating the transition to a more sustainable world.
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