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EMERYVILLE, Calif., February 21, 2006 —-- IO Informatics, Inc., announced today the formation of a science advisory board. The board will assist IO Informatics in achieving scientific and market leadership for applications based on the company’s patented intelligent object based information technology. The board held its first meeting on January 17, 2006.

“We are delighted to be working with such an eminent group of scientific and industry leaders,” said Patricia Rougeau, president and CEO of IO Informatics. “Our new scientific advisory board offers high-level, focused expertise with the application of informatics in life sciences and other sectors. These leaders will help us understand the issues most relevant to our potential customers, and we value their advice moving forward.”

The following board members were appointed:

  • Dr. James B. Golden: Chief Technology Officer of SAIC's Life Sciences Office. Dr. Golden previously has held positions in market intelligence, business development, and informatics at Life Science Insights, 454 Corporation, CuraGen, GeneSys Technologies, and Pioneer Hi-Bred.
  • Dr. Sangtae Kim: Donald W. Fedderson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University. This professorship was established to foster cross-disciplinary research at the intersection of mechanical engineering and information sciences. Dr. Kim previously held executive positions at Lilly Research Laboratories and the Parke-Davis Pharma Research Division of Warner-Lambert Company.
  • Dr. Kelvin H. Lee: Samuel C. and Nancy M. Fleming Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology and Associate Professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University. Dr. Lee also directs the Cornell Institute for Biotechnology and Life Science Technologies and the New York State Center for Life Science Enterprise.
  • Dr. Stuart Marson: Founder of several companies in the informatics space, including Molecular Design Limited (MDL), the largest supplier of chemical informatics software, and Future Sight Inc., a technology consultancy, where he is currently CEO.
  • Dr. Robert L. Stevenson: Founder and principal of the Abacus Group, which provides management assistance and business development for companies in separation sciences and analysis. Dr. Stevenson has previously held positions at BioRad Laboratories, Varian Associates, and Shell Development Company. He also serves as Separation Science Editor for American Laboratory, American Clinical Laboratory, American Biotechnology Laboratory, and American Environmental Laboratory.
  • More detailed biographies of IO Informatics scientific advisory board members can be found at

    About IO Informatics
    IO Informatics ( is revolutionizing software methods by developing intelligent agents that enable a multidimensional approach to data integration. Through the proprietary IMO (intelligent multidimensional object) and Sentient, an interactive software environment, IO Informatics enables medical, pharmaceutical, and other life science researchers to structure and define data relationships, view these relationships, query them, and capitalize on them—all within a secure, compliant, auditable framework that helps organizations accumulate and capitalize on research knowledge. IO Informatics is located in Emeryville, California.