Crown Bioscience Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Crown Bioscience International, a global drug discovery and development solutions company providing translational platforms to advance oncology and metabolic disease research, has announced the licensing of its proprietary HuBase™ 2.0 software architecture to several pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
CrownBio clients will be now able to manage their internal patient-derived xenograft (PDX) portfolio on the model of CrownBio’s bespoke HuBase technology platform. HuBase is the industry-leading database of curated PDX models including genomic profiling and in vivo pharmacology data, as well as tumor pathology images. HuBase will become available as either a fully managed software, as a service solution (SaaS), or as a private installation on customers own internal servers which they can run autonomously.
“We are thrilled to be able to provide our clients a technology solution that helps them mine their PDX collection,” said Laurie Heilmann, SVP of Global Strategy, Marketing and Business Development. “Excitingly this licensing program really started as a response to customer requests, who found HuBase intuitive and user friendly and asked if it could be made available for their own collections of models. We are confident that our technology platforms will have a positive impact on the way our clients maintain their data and will ultimately accelerate their drug discovery programs.”
With this licence CrownBio demonstrates its commitment to providing cutting edge solutions for drug discovery, opening up the possibility of integrating its clients PDX portfolio in HuBase, for a combined view. Alternatively the licensing package will be offered as a framework and user interface for managing customers’ own portfolio of models. With both offerings CrownBio provides initial set-up and will assist customers with data uploading.