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Cancer Centre expands licence for Nexus Copy Number Software

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The MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas has expanded its site-licence for Nexus Copy Number, a tool designed specifically for scientists to efficiently analyse and visualise chromosomal aberrations from microarray data.

Dr Latha Ramdas, scientific applications specialist at MD Anderson, said: ‘Nexus Copy Number analysis tool is very robust and user-friendly software for researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center to process vast amounts of data from multiple array platforms in a short time frame. The use of the software exceeded our expectations, so we have now extended the licensing to enterprise level.' 

Nexus Copy Number can integrate data from thousands of arrays in a single project. It supports various array platforms and associated software including Agilent, Affymetrix, Illumina, GenePix, BlueFuse, ImaGene, Roche NimbleGen, Empire Genomics and custom data files. External data such as expression and miRNA can also be integrated furnishing researchers with a comprehensive tool that provides gain and loss frequency information, class comparison analysis, frequency-based clustering, and gene enrichment analysis.

It provides results on a set of array data and statistical data and reports on individual samples.