New Screen-to-Lead Data Analysis and Management Platform Genedata Screener 5.5 Released

Basel, Switzerland, April 3, 2008

Genedata, a leading provider of in silico solutions for the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries, today announced the release of Genedata Screener® 5.5, its new enterprise solution for high throughput and high content screening analysis.

The Screener platform, currently in use at several large pharmaceutical and biotech companies, combines enterprise-wide assay data management with high-performance processing workflows and flexible analysis tools. Screener rapidly analyzes, integrates and manages all assay data, independent of instrumentation, technology, volume or location. The findings are then combined with chemical, pharmacological and in vivo data to support scientists in the tasks of compound prioritization and identification of quality lead structures with the highest confidence.

Screener 5.5 features easy integration of pharmacological fit models and advanced functionality for analyzing experiments with multiple readouts. Users will greatly benefit from the ability to integrate new fit models that are relevant for their particular workflows, such as the Morrison equation for Ki fitting, or new proprietary and public fit algorithms. In addition, the open and scalable architecture extends Screener’s applicability as enterprise screening analysis platform, from uHTS centers to therapeutic areas, and provides access to a wide range of information in corporate research and drug discovery systems.

Dr. Othmar Pfannes, CEO of Genedata, said, “Already deployed worldwide throughout the pharmaceutical industry, Screener has been described as a catalyst in improving the quality of screening-based team research efforts in global enterprises. We are confident that our Screener 5.5 release will build on this excellent reputation, providing our growing customer base with the ways and means of mastering today`s screen-to-lead challenges.”

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. www.genedata.com

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