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EMERYVILLE, CA April 4, 2007 —-- IO Informatics, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert "Bob" Stanley, co-founder and formerly Chief Technology Officer at IO Informatics, as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Bob co-founded IO Informatics with Erich Gombocz, the Company’s Chief Science Officer, in early 2003. Since that time, he built and managed the company’s software development team; worked closely with advisors and customers; served as Principal Investigator for the Company’s NIST Advanced Technology Program grant partnership; and achieved a strong intellectual property portfolio with a US patent granted and extensions and international patents in process.

Bob’s leadership skills and commitment to understanding and meeting critical customer needs, complemented by his strong technical background and deep experience in knowledge creation and management, will be a major asset to the company going forward.

Pat Rougeau, the Company’s former Chief Executive Officer began working with the company shortly after it was founded, getting the company off to a strong start with a world-class team, a great group of Board Members and Advisors and most importantly, a strong customer and market base.

“I have enjoyed working closely with Bob and I’m confident that he is well prepared to lead the IO Informatics team to continued and growing success”, Pat said. Bob added, “I and the Company greatly appreciate her continued support and advice as she moves on to the next stage in her career.”

“Working with Robert to meet our customers’ requirements by developing innovative and highly efficient software has been a great experience”, said Erich Gombocz, IO Informatics’ Chief Scientific Officer. “With the entire IO team, I have been compelled from the start by the clear vision he brings to the Company. Seeing this vision realized as we continue to build and grow relationships with satisfied customers and partners is truly exciting.”

For more information about IO Informatics software and services, please email or contact Robert Stanley, CEO of IO Informatics at (510) 420-8400.

About IO Informatics
IO Informatics’ Sentient suite of software products enables biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical and other life science researchers to structure and define complex data relationships, view these relationships, query them, and capitalize on them — all within a secure, compliant, auditable framework that helps organizations accumulate and leverage knowledge. IO Informatics ( is located in Emeryville, California.