SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 16, 2004--SciTegic® Inc. today announced the sale and installation of Pipeline Pilot(TM) to Novartis Pharma AG for use by researchers in the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR). The Pipeline Pilot software system employs a novel approach to processing drug discovery data through flexible automated pipelines for faster data processing and analysis. The result of a collaborative licensing agreement, Pipeline Pilot is now being used by NIBR scientists around the world to accelerate their drug discovery research.
"After careful evaluation of Pipeline Pilot, Novartis has decided to implement this new technology," said Rene Amstutz, vice president Discovery Technologies for NIBR. "We hope to see an improved productivity on some aspects of drug discovery using the integrative capability of Pipeline Pilot."
"Novartis has established itself as an innovator in applying informatics technologies to drug discovery. Thus, their adoption of Pipeline Pilot is very important for us," said Mathew Hahn, CEO of SciTegic. "Pipeline Pilot users will be able to make better use of their research data, benefiting from performance and flexibility advantages over conventional informatics technologies."
SciTegic Inc. is a privately-held San Diego company, which develops and markets informatics software to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets. The company is pioneering a new technology approach called "data pipelining" to process drug discovery data with unprecedented flexibility. This new methodology is fast establishing its utility by accelerating informatics research for hundreds of users at dozens of customer sites worldwide. Further information about SciTegic is available on the World Wide Web at www.scitegic.com.
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