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Vizx Labs Releases GeneSifter(TM) Update


7/9/2008 12:42:27 PM

Seattle, WA – June 19, 2008 – VizX Labs, LLC today announced the release of its latest update to GeneSifter. Available online now, the update includes new microarray data analysis tools, data management options, and simplified raw data exporting. Current GeneSifter users can access the upgrades immediately by simply logging into their accounts.

Today’s announcement continues VizX Labs’ unique program of regular updates to its web-based GeneSifter system. VizX Labs’ update program was put in place to keep researchers ahead of the curve on new developments in statistical analysis, data management, and ever-changing genomic data. The company’s commitment to automatic updates, made possible by GeneSifter’s web-based architecture, frees researchers from time-consuming tasks and enables them to dedicate more of their time to their search for scientific discoveries.

The update includes:

Raw data exporting features that allow the user to export their raw data in as little as two mouse clicks.

Tukey post-hoc analysis allows users to identify where the significant gene expression differences occur in their data

Data management upgrades including support for new Illumina BeadChip data file formats and support of Affymetrix ST GeneChips, and an updated version of BioConductor.

“It is essential that we keep improving GeneSifter’s analysis capabilities, support new arrays as they become available, and respond to requests from our users,” said Peter C. Roberts, Ph.D., Director of Science, VizX Labs. “It has always been simple to export analysis results from GeneSifter. Now raw data can be easily exported from GeneSifter, which is required for depositing gene expression data into public repositories.”

To learn more about these features, get a refresher on how to use GeneSifter, or to introduce a new lab member to GeneSifter, VizX Labs offers free weekly GeneSifter 101 and 201 training sessions. To register for these training sessions visit: https://genesifter.webex.com. Upcoming training sessions are listed in the Event Center.

About GeneSifter

GeneSifter helps researchers manipulate, analyze, and determine biological significance from the overwhelming amount of microarray data now available. Combining power and convenience, GeneSifter is the only completely web-based solution for microarray data analysis. This approach allows GeneSifter users around the world to share fast, reliable information via our secured host servers. GeneSifter is compatible with virtually any hardware, running the same on Windows, Linux, or Macintosh browsers. Data from all commercial microarray platforms, as well as custom cDNA and oligonucleotide arrays, can be analyzed using GeneSifter. GeneSifter requires no hardware or software installation, so scientists can spend less time with IT tech support and more time on their research.

Downloadable graphics, including screenshots of GeneSifter, may be viewed online at:
http://www.vizxlabs.com/downloadable_images.html.

A full list of GeneSifter’s features can be found at:
http://www.genesifter.net/web/genesifter_description.pdf.

Free GeneSifter trial accounts are available by logging onto: http://www.genesifter.net.

Contact:

Katie Speake
Marketing Manager
VizX Labs, LLC.
200 First Avenue West, Suite 405
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: 206 283 4363 X 119
Fax: 206 283 1606
katie@genesifter.net



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