GenoLogics' Geneus Achieves GeneChip-compatible(TM) Status with the Affymetrix GeneChip(R) Microarray Platform



    VICTORIA, BC, Sept. 5 /CNW/ - GenoLogics, a leading developer of lab and
data management software solutions for life sciences research, announced today
the Company has joined the Affymetrix GeneChip-compatible(TM) Applications
Program, and its Geneus product has achieved GeneChip-compatible(TM) status
with the Affymetrix, Inc. (Nasdaq:   AFFX) GeneChip(R) microarray platform.
GenoLogics has seamlessly integrated its Geneus solution, built for multiple
genomics applications, with the Affymetrix GeneChip(R) platforms, GeneChip
Operating Software (GCOS) and the new GeneChip(R) Command Console(TM) Software
(AGCC).
    Since mid-last year the GenoLogics team has been working closely with
Affymetrix' development team, to ensure the development of a seamless
integration that enables bi-lateral communication between Geneus and the
Affymetrix GeneChip microarray platform.
    Geneus, a LIMS and scientific data management system (SDMS) purposed for
multiple genomics application areas, is built on an adaptable and configurable
platform. The Geneus software allows for smooth data flow from one system to
another and acts as the informatics backbone for one or multiple labs.
    Steve Lincoln, vice president of Informatics at Affymetrix said, "We are
pleased to welcome GenoLogics' Geneus into the GeneChip-compatible family of
applications. Geneus' integration with the Affymetrix platform allows
customers to streamline and scale-up their microarray-based science more
efficiently and cost-effectively."
    Jason Wilson, product manager at GenoLogics commented, "I am very excited
about our GeneChip application partnership with Affymetrix. This high value
integration aligns with our strategy to bridge the connectivity gap for
researchers with a LIMS and SDMS that interconnects their entire lab with
their Affymetrix GeneChip technology."
    "We are delighted that we are now a member of Affymetrix'
GeneChip-compatible applications program and we look forward to a close
ongoing relationship with them. Our partnership with Affymetrix extends our
growing network of strategic partners. Strong relationships with best-in-class
vendors enable us to provide solutions that are deeply purposed for variety of
emerging life sciences applications," commented Michael Ball, GenoLogics CEO.

    About GenoLogics

    GenoLogics is the leading provider of lab informatics software solutions
that help life science laboratories specializing in the field of proteomics,
genomics and other research, to manage, integrate and analyze enormous volumes
of scientific and lab data. The Company's mission is to catalyze life sciences
research with a collaborative data management software platform, advancing the
early detection, prevention and treatment of disease. For more information,
visit www.genologics.com.

    About the Affymetrix Developer' Network (ADN)

    Through one of the largest third party software developer communities
within the life sciences industry, Affymetrix works with its software
developers to provide a broad spectrum of solutions for leveraging gene
expression and genetic variation analysis in both biomedical research and
development. Membership in ADN is free of charge for both commercial and
academic software developers. For more information please visit,
www.affymetrix.com/GeneChip/developer.

    About Affymetrix

    Affymetrix GeneChip(R) microarray technology is the industry-standard
tool for analyzing complex genetic information. After inventing microarray
technology in the late 1980s, Affymetrix scientists have been dedicated to
developing innovative products that provide researchers with a more complete
view of the genome. These products continue to accelerate genetic research and
enable scientists to develop diagnostics and tailor treatments for individual
patients by identifying and measuring the genetic information associated with
complex diseases.
    Today, Affymetrix technology is used by the world's top pharmaceutical,
diagnostic and biotechnology companies, as well as leading academic,
government and not-for-profit research institutes. More than 1,600 systems
have been shipped around the world and more than 9,500 peer-reviewed papers
have been published using the technology.
    Affymetrix is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and has manufacturing
facilities in Sacramento, Calif., and Singapore. The company has about 1,100
employees worldwide and maintains sales and distribution operations across
Europe and Asia. For more information about Affymetrix, please visit:
www.affymetrix.com.




For further information:

For further information: Tanis MacSween, Marketing Communications
Manager, GenoLogics Life Sciences Software, Inc., Tel: (250) 483-7063, email:
tanis.macsween@genologics.com

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