Genedata Expressionist 5.0 High-Throughput Biomarker Discovery Platform Released

Basel, Switzerland, May 6, 2008

On May 6, 2008, Genedata, a leading provider of solutions for computational biology, announced the release of Genedata Expressionist® 5.0, its enterprise high-throughput biomarker discovery platform.

Identifying and validating biomarkers with the highest degree of confidence has become key for drug safety and efficacy prediction in preclinical development. Doing this effectively necessitates the seamless integration of transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and clinical chemistry data.

Supporting a wide array of omics technologies, Genedata Expressionist 5.0 easily handles the ever-increasing throughput, size and complexity of datasets to perform truly integrated analysis. The new release provides significantly enhanced data processing and management features for quantitative and qualitative biomarker development:

  • Increased accuracy in classification analysis through the use of ROC curves, k-fold cross validation and a host of other new tools
  • Enhanced cross-omics analysis with ExpressMapTM for cross-validation of expression data from different platforms or comparison of treatment effects in different samples
  • Improved analysis of ontology relationships through a Gene Ontology browser
  • Deeper understanding of relationships between individual groups of genes, proteins or metabolites through the use of correlation networks
  • Enhanced PDF reports including new intuitive visualization features
  • Support for most recent Affymetrix GeneChip® exon arrays

Dr. Othmar Pfannes, CEO of Genedata, said, “As life science research faces data sets of steadily growing size and complexity, we are proud to rise to the challenge with the new version of our Expressionist enterprise software platform. Driven by the innovative interaction with our customers in developing new integrative, workflow-based data processing features, Expressionist 5.0 exceeds in performance as well as in sophistication.”

About Genedata
Genedata transforms data into intelligence with a portfolio of advanced software solutions for drug discovery, industrial biotechnology, and life science research. Used by a majority of the world’s top 50 pharmaceutical companies and leading research organizations, Genedata solutions make research data accessible and understandable, enabling scientific discovery that fights disease and improves health and quality of life worldwide. Founded in 1997, Genedata is headquartered in Switzerland, and has offices in Japan, Germany, and the US.

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