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Equbits Partners With Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (BIO)

10/19/2005 5:11:44 PM

Equbits Foresight™ application brings the ability to generate local models to Bio-Rad’s KnowItAll® system.

PALO ALTO, Calif. — August 10, 2004 — Equbits LLC, the leading provider of ADME/Tox and HTS predictive modeling solutions, today announced a collaboration with Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (AMEX: BIO and BIOb), the leading publisher of fully verified spectral databases, cheminformatics, spectroscopy software and decision support systems for drug discovery. Bio-Rad customers will be able to generate custom ADME/Tox predictive models based on their own proprietary experimental data.

“Equbits is pleased to be collaborating with Bio-Rad,” said Hamilton Hitchings, Equbits CEO. “Bio-Rad offers a comprehensive solution for global ADME/Tox modeling. Integration with the Equbits Foresight™ application will provide a powerful complement as customers require the ability to generate local models based on their own experimental results. The relationship provides validation that Equbits delivers best-in-class predictive modeling technology. We are pleased to announce the relationship at IBC Drug Discovery & Technology 2004 in Boston.”

Equbits has integrated with Bio-Rad’s KnowItAll® system, an integrated suite of applications that includes software and database solutions for spectroscopy, cheminformatics, and ADME/Tox prediction.

Gregory M. Banik, Ph.D., General Manager, Bio-Rad Informatics Division, remarked, “Integration of Equbits’ technology with the KnowItAll® Informatics System marks a major step forward for in silico drug discovery. We look forward to working with Equibits in providing the most complete and accurate ADME/Tox solutions possible to pharmaceutical scientists worldwide.”

About Bio-Rad

Bio-Rad's Informatics Division ( specializes in state-of-the-art software and database solutions for the pharmaceutical, biotech, and chemical industries. Bio-Rad is the leading publisher of fully verified spectral databases, cheminformatics, spectroscopy software and decision support systems for drug discovery. The company's award-winning KnowItAll Informatics System offers a fully integrated environment with flexible, expandable software and database solutions for spectroscopy (MS, NMR, IR, Raman, spectral data management), cheminformatics, and ADME/Tox prediction. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. ( is a multinational manufacturer and distributor of life science research, clinical diagnostics and informatics products. It is based in Hercules, California, and serves more than 70,000 research and industry customers worldwide through a network of more than 30 wholly owned subsidiary offices.

About Equbits Equbits LLC provides software that helps scientists at pharmaceutical companies accelerate lead optimization. Equbits is a leading provider of state of the art machine learning techniques for pharmaceutical scientists. Equbits applies advanced machine learning techniques including Support Vector Machines to QSAR predictive modeling in an easy to use, intuitive software application geared towards HTS and ADME chemists. Founded by experts in the field of machine learning, chemistry and software development, Equbits makes drug discovery possible with first-in-class computational applications that provide the most accurate, interpretable results.

Media contact: Ravi Mallela Equbits LLC Phone: 510-593-3223.

For more information contact in the US: or call 510-593-3223

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