Genedata Extends Expressionist Collaboration with U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Leading Provider of in silico Solutions Extends Integrated “-omics” Platform Collaboration with FDA’s National Center for Toxicological Research

Waltham, MA, October 27, 2008

Genedata, a leading provider of in silico solutions for the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries, today announced a renewed agreement with the National Center for Toxicological Research of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the use of Genedata Expressionist® biomarker discovery platform.

Genedata Expressionist is a modular computational platform for biomarker discovery that integrates transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics data within a single enterprise software system. With sophisticated high-throughput data processing and automated workflows for quality assessment, as well as statistical analysis and interpretation tools, the platform provides a single point of access for all experimental data, including sample information, raw and pre-processed data, analysis results and documentation with reports.

Weida Tong, director of the Center for Toxicoinformatics at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said, “We have successfully applied Genedata Expressionist in a number of FDA projects, including the Critical Path project and the Liver Toxicity Knowledge Base (LTKB) project. Expressionist is an excellent system for monitoring the quality of gene expression data.”

Othmar Pfannes, CEO of Genedata, added, “We are excited about this collaboration with the FDA. Their use of the Genedata Expressionist system for data quality control validates our approach to omics-data analysis.”

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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