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The Intellectual Property and Technology Licensing (IPTL) program at King Saud University has begun marketing the university’s intellectual products a one-year licensing of two computer program copies.
The university is receiving financial returns.
Dr. Khalid Al-Saleh, IPTL director, said that the licensing process required the formation of the Biomed Silico Company, the design of a logo, a trademark and the construction of a company Website to promote its six software programs including:
- Array Solver, which minimizes the complexities of gene expression data by using color-coded graphics.
- SCEW, which creates survival curves in Excel worksheet.
- CalcNTCP, which computes normal tissue complication probability.
- CalcFisher, which calculates the exact probability value for the relationship between two dichotomous variables.
- CalcDose, for drug dosage conversion between animals and humans.
- ArrayVigil, to perform segregated one-tailed (SOT) analysis of gene signatures.
Dr. Al-Saleh explained that the licensing process also included the preparation of necessary media packages to license the programs online, as well as preparing business cards and corporate identity paraphernalia to facilitate the marketing process.
Dr. Al-Saleh emphasized that the new software programs can be used by researchers for statistical analysis of data in genetics, genes, drug therapy dosage, or radiation technology, and also have several other applications in the fields of medical and biological sciences and humanities.
The six software programs are the result of close cooperation between IPTL and the university research chairs program, via the Prince Sultan Research Chair for Environment and Wildlife. Dr. Al-Saleh said that the six software programs were praised and favorably assessed by 26 specialized organizations including the Harvard Medical School and World Health Organization.