13 January 2010
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infoQuant Ltd, a leading provider of DNA copy number analysis software, announced today that it has joined the BioIT Alliance, a cross-industry group working together to improve biomedical information technology. The Alliance seeks to enable the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical, equipment manufacturing and software industries to share best practices and develop standards for sharing biomedical data, improving collaboration and effectively managing life sciences knowledge.
infoQuant has revolutionized software for array-based DNA Copy Number Analysis with its quantitative solutions targeting clinical users. Ever since the company has been helping clinicians bring DNA array technology closer to every-day use in diagnostic laboratories throughout the world.
"We are pleased to welcome infoQuant to the BioIT Alliance," said Les Jordan, Microsoft’s Chief Technology Strategist and BioIT Alliance Director. "Their expertise in Bioinformatics and clinical genetics will be a great fit for our community complementing our existing intellectual capital and contributing to the overall collaborative effort of the Alliance."
"infoQuant’s unique offering of user-friendly DNA Copy Number Analysis across all known array CGH and SNP array platforms has long been promoting collaboration and exchange of biomedical data in diagnostic laboratories, said Dr. Anton Petrov, CEO of infoQuant. "We are looking forward to working with the members of the Alliance on bringing collaboration and inter-operability in molecular diagnostics and drug discovery to the next level."
About Microsoft’s BioIT Alliance
Formed in 2006, the BioIT Alliance is a cross-industry group working together to improve biomedical information technology on the Microsoft platform. Founding members include Affymetrix, Accelrys, Amylin, Applied Biosystems, The BioTeam Inc., Digipede Technologies LLC, Discovery Biosciences Corp., Geospiza Inc., HP, InterKnowlogy, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems Inc., VizX Labs LLC and other key companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech, hardware and software industries. Additional information about the BioIT Alliance can be found on the BioIT Alliance Web site at http://www.bioitalliance.org.
infoQuant is a leading provider of innovative DNA microarray data analysis solutions targeted for clinical use. infoQuant software products enable cytogeneticists to employ DNA arrays in their everyday diagnostic workflow. Company’s client base spans hospital, research institutes and commercial biotechnology companies across the globe.