Applied Biosystems Creates New Software Development Community To Encourage Innovation In Life Science Technologies; Program Provides Scientists And Software Developers Access To New Tools For Building Life Science Research Applications

Published: Aug 28, 2006

FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 28, 2006--Applied Biosystems (NYSE:ABI), an Applera Corporation business, today announced the launch of a new software development community, designed to encourage innovation in life science research software applications. As part of this initiative, Applied Biosystems said it will provide life scientists and independent software vendors (ISVs) open access to its genetic analysis data file format and a data file converter to facilitate the development of next generation bioinformatics applications that can advance productivity and data sharing on Applied Biosystems' industry leading genetic analyzers and real-time PCR sequence detection systems.

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