IO INFORMATICS AND SAGE-N RESEARCH ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO DISCOVER POTENTIAL BIOMARKERS AND A MICROBIAL DETECTION SYSTEM
Establishing systems-biology based relationship networks to better understand disease causes
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - March 6,
IO Informatics, the leader in Semantic data
integration and knowledge management for life sciences and healthcare, today
announced a strategic partnership with Sage-N Research, Inc., the world leader in
computational proteomics. This partnership includes the integration of Sage-N’s
SORCERER™ Enterprise with the IO Informatics’ Sentient software suite. The
combination of these technologies creates a Semantic application framework that has
been used to quickly develop a highly specialized, large-scale application that leverages
mass-spectrometry based Proteomics with unmatched content enrichment,
interoperability, and flexibility only possible with semantic data integration.
“One application of this novel approach is to identify peptides from different
microorganism with common mechanism of actions, and to categorize them as potential
biomarkers, and it also has the capability to detect microbial threats prior to onset of
disease symptoms,” said Ali Pervez, Vice President of Marketing at Sage-N Research.
This new alliance was announced at the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) 8th
Annual Conference: The Future of Proteomics in San Francisco, CA. Using customer
data and the newly combined technologies, Dr. Erich A. Gombocz, CSO of IO
Informatics, highlighted the workflow in a talk entitled, “A novel approach to recognize
peptide functions in microorganisms: Establishing systems biology-based relationship
networks to better understand disease causes and prevention.”
“Future applications of this technology will enable automated screening for biological
threats, to characterize origin and type of disease and to develop preventive measures
(drugs or vaccines) effective for several classes of microorganism,” said Robert Stanley,
President of IO Informatics.
ABOUT IO INFORMATICS
IO is at the forefront of the semantic technology
wave. The Company provides software and services for
uniquely efficient data integration and transformative
knowledge applications in life sciences, biotechnology,
pharmaceutical, and medical environments.
For more information visit: http://www.io-informatics.com
ABOUT SAGE-N RESEARCH, INC.
Sage-N Research, Inc. is the world leader in supplying Integrated Data Appliances
(IDAs) for proteomics research. The industry-leading SORCERER IDAs are plug-andplay
productivity systems used by leading life science researchers worldwide to rapidly
and accurately identify proteins and protein modifications in biological samples using
mass spectrometry data. Founded in 2002, the company is a privately held corporation
headquartered in San Jose, California in the heart of Silicon Valley. Through strategic
collaborations with leading scientists and companies, Sage-N Research advances the
state of the art in ease-of-use, applications, and technology to enable world-changing
discoveries in biology and medicine.
For more information, please visit www.SageNResearch.com
Erich A. Gombocz
Vice President, CSO
IO Informatics, inc.