Genedata Strengthens High Content Data Analysis Platform with the Addition of High Content Analyzer Module

Basel, Switzerland, January 5, 2009

Genedata, a leading provider of in silico solutions for pharmaceutical R&D and related life sciences, today announced the release of High Content Analyzer, the latest addition to the Genedata Screener® enterprise solution for high content screening (HCS) data analysis.

As screening scientists are confronted with ever increasing volumes of complex HCS data, visualization and analysis tools are required that ensure reliability, comparability and consistency of results from HCS experiments. The ability to interactively process, analyze, and review results throughout the workflow is also crucial for informed decision making and reliable hit list generation. Genedata Screener is an open, modular and scalable enterprise solution which addresses these screening demands. The Screener High Content Analyzer module combines HCS and HTS workflows in a single integrated application and provides a flexible and consistent solution for all screening processes.

High Content Analyzer features streamlined processing, systematic quality control and optimized management of HCS data. Due to its open architecture, it can flexibly capture and load assay data from any plate-based HCS instrument or image analysis software and can interface with in-house instrumentation and existing IT infrastructure. The collected information is then managed in a single application. Users can efficiently process multi-featured data sets ranging from one to over a thousand plates. Experimental problems can be quickly and automatically detected through a combination of built-in algorithms, summary statistics and targeted visualizations. Specific quality issues can be identified and remedied on the complete data set using drill-downs to original HCS images.

“The addition of the High Content Analyzer module further strengthens Genedata’s enterprise screening solution in the quickly emerging high content screening market,” said Dr. Othmar Pfannes, CEO of Genedata. “Genedata is proud to offer an integrated framework for both HTS and HCS activities that provides systematic data analysis and high-quality results.”

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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