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EMERYVILLE, CA April 16, 2007 — IO Informatics, Inc. announced today a major new product release, extending the Company’s “Sentient Suite”™ to deliver the next generation of informatics software products.

“This release represents a significant milestone in terms of IO Informatics’ ability to serve the Life Science market’s growing informatics needs,” said the Company’s CEO, Robert Stanley. ”Our new products leverage IO Informatics’ core intellectual property to deliver incredibly easy to install, user-friendly applications for data management, browsing, search, access, analysis, process management and visualization.”

“Our new WebQuery™, Process Manager™, and Knowledge Explorer™ perform excellently as stand-alone products. However they also take great advantage of our Data Manager™ to deliver a complete integration informatics research portal suite- for data integration, interaction and unified data visualization - virtually “out of the box”, said Dr. Erich Gombocz, IO Informatics Chief Science Officer.

  • The Web Query™ gives users with no database expertise the ability to query and browse multiple data stores quickly and easily from any location using a web browser and to save the results in a number of different formats.

  • The Process Manager™ is a complete workflow solution providing drag and drop modeling of your business process, coupled with an easy to use web-based user interface to guide users through their tasks and graphical dashboards allowing managers instantaneous status reports on project progress across the enterprise.

  • The Knowledge Explorer™ leverages the latest semantic web technologies to model, visualize and explore data, revealing networks and novel relationships in complex data sets from one or multiple sources - greatly aiding in tasks such as biomarker discovery. Results from database queries, formal ontologies and data in semantic formats can be imported and merged to dynamically build knowledge.
  • “Our core Data Manager (v3.0) delivers both, unmatched ease-of-installation and ease-of-use for user-driven and automated data import and structuring. The Data Manager takes data from virtually any source and format and makes it available in the customer’s choice of uniform, standards-based formats, with integrated support for audit, curation, annotation, security and regulatory compliance” , Dr. Gombocz added.

    “We’ve designed, implemented and refined these new software products in close collaboration with customers, scientific advisors and partners. The software also benefitted immeasurably through research, development and industrial scale testing funded by our National Institute of Science and Technology, Advanced Technology Program grant partnership,” said Chuck Rockey, IO Informatics’ Director of Software Engineering. “This ATP grant has been the largest ever awarded in the area of bioinformatics. The grant’s aim is to create innovative software tools and technologies for discovery of novel targets, drugs and diagnostics using a systems-oriented approach.”

    With this release, IO Informatics delivers integrated web-based query and browsing; process management; and advanced data correlation pathway and interaction visualization -- now available as stand-alone components or as part of a complete “Sentient Suite” informatics solution.

    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.