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EMERYVILLE, CA and Washington, D.C. August 29, 2005 --- IO Informatics, Inc. and the Division of Chemical Information (CINF) of the American Chemical Society (ACS), today announced at the 230th National Meeting of ACS in Washington, DC., winners of the CINF-IO Informatics Scholarship for Scientific Excellence, designed to reward graduate students in chemical information and related sciences for scientific excellence and to foster their involvement in CINF.

Winners were chosen based on content, presentation and relevance of abstracts submitted to the poster session. The content reflected upon the student’s work and described research in the field of cheminformatics and related sciences. Winning posters were marked “Winner of the CINF-IO Informatics Scholarship for Scientific Excellence” at the poster session.

"We are delighted to reward studies which advance chemical information, which requires both scientific and informatics understanding” said Patricia Rougeau, President & CEO of IO Informatics.

Jerome Hert, Kunal Aggarwal, and Ivan Tubert-Brohman were given scholarships valued at $1,000 each. Mr. Aggarwal is from the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University, and his poster topic was “Framework for integrating transcriptomic and proteomic profiles in Escherichia coli.” Mr. Hert is from the Krebs Institute for Biomolecular Research and the Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield, and his topic was “Turbo Similarity Searching.” Mr. Tubert-Brohman is from the Department of Chemistry at Yale University and his poster topic was “Mok- A Domain Specific Language for Molecular Information Processing.” Additionally, the winners will receive an annual license, free-of-charge, of IO Informatics’ Sentient software for their academic institution.

"The CINF Division would like to thank IO Informatics for their partnership in this program to reach out and recognize scholars, as it helps to support the mission of the CINF Division which is aimed at providing opportunities for career development and the recognition of excellence,” said Eileen Shanbrom, Chair of the Division.

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. 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. IO Informatics is located in Emeryville, California. For more information, please visit the company web site at

About CINF
The Division of Chemical Information of the American Chemical Society is committed to providing leadership and an environment for the exchange of expertise among the producers and users of information in chemistry and related disciplines worldwide through high quality programs and through outreach, opportunities for career development, and recognition of excellence.