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Unilever (UN) Extends Their GeneGo, Inc. MetaCore License



7/8/2008 7:42:37 AM

ST. JOSEPH, Mich., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- GeneGo, Inc., the leading systems biology tools company, announced today that Unilever extended its license to GeneGo products. Unilever uses systems analysis tools for research in its consumer goods and skin care product development.

"Unilever was one of GeneGo's first customers in Europe, and we are very pleased to continue working with them," said Julie Bryant, GeneGo's VP of Business development. "Unilever is a consumer goods company that develops foods and home and personal care products. Unilever's Safety & Environmental Assurance Centre provides independent safety assurance and support for Unilever products, making safety decisions independently of commercial considerations. Metacore helps it's scientists in understanding the mechanisms underlying safety endpoints, as part of its ongoing effort to develop novel ways of ensuring consumer safety. "Our database is rich in natural products and components used in consumer and food products, and we have an expanded ontology for skin diseases and processes to help Unilever researchers."

About GeneGo, Inc.

GeneGo, Inc. develops systems biology technology for life science research. The original computational MetaDiscovery(TM) platform allows an integration and expert analysis of different kinds of experimental data (mRNA expression, proteomics, metabolomics, microRNA assays and other phenotypic data) and relevant bioactive chemistry (metabolites, drugs, other xenobiotics) within the framework of curated biological pathways and networks. GeneGo's flagship product, MetaCore 4.7(TM), assists pharmaceutical scientists in the areas of target selection and validation, identification of biomarkers for disease states and toxicology. The second product, MetaDrug 4.7(TM) is designed for prediction of human metabolism, toxicity and biological effects for novel small molecules compounds. MetaBase(TM) represents the knowledge base for MetaCore. For more information, please visit the company's web site at http://www.genego.com

MetaCore(TM), MetaBase(TM), MetaDrug(TM), MetaLink(TM), MetaDiscovery(TM), MetaTox(TM), MetaMiner(TM) and 1-2-3 Workflow(TM) are trademarks of GeneGo, Inc.

CONTACT: Julie Bryant, VP Business Development and Marketing of GeneGo,
Inc., +1-858-756-7996, julie@genego.com

Web site: http://www.genego.com/


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