Press Release


New Knowledge Explorer (KE) 5.0 features improved visualization, improved performance on large datasets, and enhanced back-end connections.

BERKELEY, CA – February 26, 2013

IO Informatics, the leader in semantic data integration and knowledge management for life sciences and healthcare, announced the commercial release of its new Sentient Knowledge Explorer 5.0 for analyzing, visualizing, and managing data. Dr. Erich Gombocz, Vice-President and CSO, will introduce the product publicly for the first time at the annual C-SHALS conference in Boston, Massachusetts.

Semantic technology is rapidly becoming a ubiquitous integration, discovery and knowledge building resource, applied across a growing number of healthcare and life science research environments.

“A key limiting factor in the broad adoption of semantic technologies has been the burden of managing large data sets and the sophisticated informatics necessary to make information useful and accessible to researchers,” said Dr. Gombocz. “By combining scalable semantic integration tools with an easy-to-use visualization and search environment, IO Informatics removes the integration bottleneck in research informatics. This combination reduces time and cost to qualify experimental results through a systems-biology approach.”

“The Sentient Knowledge Explorer was built to be powerful but simple to use and easy to deploy. Our KE Pro creates seamlessly linked data that is scalable, interoperable and adaptable to the rapid innovation common in informatics research,” said Robert Stanley, President and CEO of IO Informatics. “In addition to improved core integration functions, our latest release dramatically improves our ability to work with “big data” resources by providing best-in-class graph layouts, zooming functions and performance with large datasets. We are committed to working with our users and leading experts to ensure that IO continues to evolve and meet the needs of this exciting and dynamic market.”

Dr. Gombocz will introduce KE Pro 5.0 in joint poster with Stanford University’s NCBO on Feb. 27, 2013 and a presentation titled, “Yes, we can! Lessons from Using Linked Open Data (LOD) and Public Ontologies to Contextualize and Enrich Experimental Data,” on March 1, 2013 at 3:10 pm Eastern Time during the Conference of Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences in Boston, Massachusetts. More information about the conference can be found online at


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.

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Robert A. Stanley
President and CEO, IO Informatics, Inc.
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