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Insightful Corporation (IFUL) To Incorporate Affymetrix APIs Within S+ArrayAnalyzer

10/19/2005 5:08:53 PM

Seamless Access To Affymetrix GeneChip(R) Data Enhances Statistical Microarray Data Analysis Product For Drug Discovery And Development

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 20, 2003-- Insightful Corporation (Nasdaq:IFUL - News), a leading provider of software solutions for analysis of numeric and text data, today announced that it is incorporating use of the Affymetrix® Files Application Programmers' Interfaces (APIs) into S+ArrayAnalyzer®, its software for statistical analysis of microarray data.

S+ArrayAnalyzer combines cutting-edge statistical methods for microarray analysis with an intuitive graphical user interface that guides biologists and researchers through the microarray data analysis process. The S+ArrayAnalyzer analysis pipeline includes data access and preparation, differential expression testing, false discovery rate control, and the analysis of resulting gene lists and annotation metadata. The incorporation of the Affymetrix Files APIs makes S+ArrayAnalyzer fully compatible with all Affymetrix microarray systems, including the new GeneChip® Operating Software (GCOS) output and the entire installed base of Affymetrix instruments and scanners.

"Integrating the Affymetrix APIs provides seamless access to GeneChip microarray data making it easier to access and analyze microarray data with the rich statistical and data mining functionality in S+ArrayAnalyzer," said Jeff Coombs, president and CEO of Insightful. "This integration with the leading microarray data provider allows users of Affymetrix GeneChip technology easy access to a statistically rigorous and robust solution for solving mission-critical biological, therapeutic and diagnostic problems."

"We have been impressed by the energy and commitment Insightful has shown in making it easier for GeneChip microarray users to apply re-usable, statistically robust, analytical workflows to their data sets," said Scott Jokerst, Sr. Product Marketing Manager of Affymetrix. "The seamless integration Insightful has developed with our files means that scientists using S+ArrayAnalyzer can work with their data as it is natively generated by the GeneChip system, without the typical need for manual data export steps, or the management of additional and redundant file types. This is a real benefit for life scientists wanting to quickly turn their focus on the data most important to them."


Incorporation of the Affymetrix Files APIs in S+ArrayAnalyzer is currently available by the end of 2003.


Affymetrix (Nasdaq:AFFX - News) is a pioneer in creating breakthrough tools that are driving the genomic revolution. By applying the principles of semiconductor technology to the life sciences, Affymetrix develops and commercializes systems that enable scientists to improve the quality of life. The Company's customers include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agrichemical, diagnostics, and consumer products companies, as well as academic, government, and other non-profit research institutes. Affymetrix offers an expanding portfolio of integrated products and services, including its integrated GeneChip brand platform to address the growing markets focused on understanding the relationship between genes and human health. Additional information on Affymetrix may be found at


Insightful Corporation (Nasdaq:IFUL - News) provides enterprises with scalable data analysis solutions that drive better decisions faster by revealing patterns, trends and relationships. The company is a leading supplier of software and services for statistical data analysis, data mining and knowledge access enabling clients to gain intelligence from numeric and text data.

Insightful products include S-PLUS®, Insightful Miner, StatServer®, S-PLUS Analytic Server®, and InFact®. Insightful consulting services provide specialized expertise and proven processes for the design, development and deployment of customized solutions. The company has been delivering industry-leading, high-ROI solutions for 16 years to thousands of companies in financial services, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, telecommunications, manufacturing, plus government and research institutions.

Headquartered in Seattle, Insightful has offices in New York City, North Carolina, France, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom with distributors around the world. For more information, visit, email or call 1-800-569-0123.

Note to Investors -- Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements about the capabilities of our software and acceptance of our products in certain vertical markets. Forward-looking statements are based on the judgment and opinions of management at the time the statements are made. Inaccurate assumptions and known and unknown risks and uncertainties can affect the accuracy of forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements for a number of reasons, including, without limitation, the risks associated with errors or defects in our software and the risks associated with our ability to gain market acceptance of our products. More detailed information regarding these and other factors that could affect actual results is set forth in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2002. You should not unduly rely on these forward-looking statements which apply only as of the date of this release. We undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events, or circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated events.

Insightful, the Insightful logo and "human-like intelligence" are trademarks of Insightful Corporation. "Insightful intelligence from data", S-PLUS, StatServer, InFact and S-PLUS Analytic Server are registered trademarks of Insightful Corporation. Other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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Insightful Corporation
Judy McOstrich, 206-283-8802 ext. 356

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