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EMERYVILLE CA, April 25, 2005 --- IO Informatics, Inc., today announced the integration of its Sentient™ Desktop, a lightweight product that helps users get the whole picture by bringing together all relevant data in a common environment, with Partek Discovery Suite™, a leading statistical analysis and interactive visualization software product highly optimized for incredibly fast computations on today's large experimental data. Users will be able to easily export information from Sentient Desktop to Partek Discovery Suite, perform analysis, and import the results back into the knowledge-building environment of Sentient Desktop.

"We are pleased to showcase the Partek Discovery Suite visualization and statistical analysis on our versatile Sentient Desktop”, said Pat Rougeau, President and CEO of IO Informatics. “With ever increasing amounts of data, and many software programs to choose from, it is vital that seamless new solutions allow the flow of information through the best products for given tasks. Researchers need to respond to new information and techniques. They want to put together their data, applications, and workflows without programming. Users don’t just need to get information; they want to know what it means."

"This integration demonstrates the power and versatility of both our products, showing how the whole solution can be greater than the sum of the parts for the user”, said Tom Downey, President and CEO of Partek, Inc. “Partek Discovery Suite allows scientists to perform exploratory analysis of their data using interactive 3D graphics. Partek then enables scientists to confirm their hypotheses using powerful statistics and present results with publication quality graphs. Integrating Partek Discovery Suite with the Sentient Desktop creates a synergistic tool for integrating and analyzing data in the scientific market place."

About Partek
Partek Incorporated is a leading provider of statistical analysis and interactive data visualization software for the scientific research community. Partek software enables researchers to quickly identify and quantify patterns in data, including data resulting from genomic and proteomic studies, high-throughput screening campaigns, and computer aided drug design. Founded in 1993, Partek is located in St. Charles, Missouri. For more information, please visit the web site at

About IO Informatics
IO Informatics is at the forefront of a global revolution in software methods that use intelligent agents to apply a multidimensional approach to data integration. These agents interconnect data and establish relationships among them to automate the knowledge building process. By applying its intellectual property and breakthrough software architecture, IO has produced tools that integrate heterogeneous data sources (e.g. proprietary spreadsheets, Web files, images, and public and proprietary databases) to solve problems in fields where complex data are involved, such as medical, pharmaceutical R&D, and life sciences research. The company’s Sentient™ software enables secure, unified use of previously disconnected, heterogeneous data and distributed information at a fraction of the cost and time previously required. Products using Sentient™ software allow researchers to build knowledge, using either a single laptop computer or an enterprise-wide network, without the need for programming or changes to the enterprise IT infrastructure. Founded in 2003, IO Informatics is located in Emeryville, California. For more information, please visit the company web site at