Collexis Holdings, a developer of advanced search and discovery software, said Friday that it had acquired SyynX Solutions, a Germany-based company.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Collexis and SyynX have worked on development projects over several years, Collexis said in a statement.

In a recent project, the firms collaborated on social networking technology designed for use with scientists and researchers in life sciences. The software is designed to link researchers based on profiles and Collexis’ proprietary “Fingerprint” technology.

SynnX applications that include the Fingerprint technology are used by Johns Hopkins, the Mayo Clinic, Harvard University’s Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health, Collexis said in a statement.
Collexis’ Fingerprint profiles include data based on documents, Web sites, e-mail messages and other content to build what the company describes as “fingerprinted” concepts to help make searches more relevant.