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Strand Genomics Expands Bioinformatics Distribution Relationship With UBI In Canada


10/19/2005 5:11:32 PM

Bangalore, India [May 25, 2004] Bangalore, - Strand Genomics, a Bangalore-based life sciences informatics company announced today that it has expanded its distribution agreement with UBI, Canada for its product avadis, a tool that brings the very best in data mining techniques and the finest in software engineering to microarray gene expression data analysis.

avadis combines scalable analytical algorithms with powerful and interactive visualization to derive valuable insights from the data. The uniqueness of avadis stems from the depth and versatility of its capabilities in accessing, visualizing and analyzing gene expression data. avadis has the ability to seamlessly access and import data from various sources. avadis has easy to use wizards to import Affymetrix files including from GCOS. Wizards are also available to support data from spotted arrays. It also provides a wide range of clustering techniques and statistical tests that make up the complete analysis toolset. avadis is a comprehensive solution that meets all the needs of gene expression researchers with a superior performance-to-price feature. avadis is available in three editions - explorer, prophetic and pride.

According to Lindsay Moir, President of UBI, "avadis is an amazing bargain in terms of power and price for gene expression data mining and analysis. Strand Genomics is putting massive resources behind the success of avadis and has created a truly spectacular product."

"avadis improves the efficiency of data analysis many-fold. It empowers a scientist to go from raw data to derived biological insights in a very short time. This is enabled by the core engines of avadis that are highly scalable, configurable and robust", said Vijay Chandru Ph.D, Chief Executive Officer, Strand Genomics.

About Strand Genomics Pvt Ltd Strand Genomics is a global life sciences informatics company focused on software for drug discovery and development. Strand has leveraged its core strengths in data mining and analysis, knowledge management and workflow processes to develop its products avadis for microarray data analysis and visualization and Acuris for automated curation, annotation and collaboration. Strand is based in Bangalore, India, with a marketing and corporate development office in California. For more information on Strand, visit the company's website at www.strandgenomics.com and for more information on avadis visit http://avadis.strandgenomics.com

About UBI

Established in 2001, UBI is the only company in Canada that specializes in distributing bioinformatics software. UBI provides software for Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), data mining, microarray expression analysis, primer design, proteomics (1D and 2D gel image analysis), sequence analysis. This includes sales, demonstrations of the products, post sales support, training, integration, software development, and consulting. Additional information about UBI can be found at http://www.ubi.ca/.

Contact Strand Genomics

Sowmyanarayan

India Office: Tel: (91) 80 23618992

Fax:(91) 80 23618996

e-mail: snarayan@strandgenomics.com

Contact UBI

Lindsay Moir

Calgary, Alberta, Canada Office: Tel (403) 202-1039 Fax (403) 247-3451

e-mail: moirl@ubi.ca



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