Press Release


IO Informatics’ Knowledge Explorer 3.3 Helps Researchers Utilize and Share Data Through New Integration Capabilities

Berkeley, California – December 7, 2010 - Award-winning bioinformatics software provider, IO Informatics, Inc. announces a new release of its flagship product, Knowledge Explorer version 3.3. The highly anticipated product rollout offers what the company believes to be the best in integration technology coupled with one of the most innovative user-interfaces available on the market.

With rich drilldown, extensibility, dynamic integration and ease of use within an application, the Knowledge Explorer is a portal into an organization’s wealth of existing data.

Chuck Rockey, Director of Engineering says, “We are extremely excited about the new advanced ETL functionality in the product. It makes it a straightforward, point-and-click process for users to build sophisticated semantic knowledge bases from multiple data sources in just few hours. Researchers finally have a platform where they can easily integrate experimental data, NLP results, public data sources, and clinical information in order to accelerate discovery and improve health outcomes.””

Robert Stanley, President and CEO of IO Informatics explains, “We've combined the best semantic technology platforms, the best integration products and the very best in visual interrogation tools for modeling, querying, and prediction in one offering. To provide an end-user tool for extensible data integration was our number-one goal; however, the real challenge was simplifying the functionality and resources to deliver it in a single easy-to-use product. True Knowledge Explorer functionality is achieved when researchers can access disparate data, add new data, and uncover hidden relationships in real time.

There is a strong return on investment when subject matter experts (non-IT experts) can instantly access, analyze and drilldown through existing internal data and public resources. This tool radically reduces lost learning opportunities and poor quality outcomes that follow from poorly integrated datasets. Reducing cost and time, while adding flexibility and meaning to richly integrated data, are the keys to realizing personalized medicine.

Researchers need to easily integrate and visualize multiple data sources in parallel with ever-changing requirements in context. Essentially, this allows them to model signatures, profiles, and biomarkers, etc. while visualizing and uncovering actionable meaning from their data. The Knowledge Explorer 3.3 is representative of this vision.

We envision being more than just a ‘one-stop shop’ for data management and knowledge applications. It is our goal to provide a go-to resource for accessing and integrating all research and clinical data. As we look toward 2011 and beyond, we hope you agree this technology is one of the essential components to bioinformatics and one of the key facets to long-term success. Our goal is to your gateway to healthcare and life science research.”

IO is at the forefront of the semantic technology wave. The company provides software and services for uniquely efficient data integration and transformative knowledge applications in life sciences, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical environments. For more information visit:

Kashef Qaadri
Director of Sales
IO Informatics