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IO Informatics, Inc.. (3/6/12). "Press Release: IO Informatics and Sage-N Research Announce Partnership to Discover Potential Biomarkers and a Microbial Detection System". San Francisco, CA.

Region Region San Francisco, CA
  Country United States (USA)
Organisations Organisation IO Informatics Inc.
  Organisation 2 Sage-N Research Inc.
Product Product Sorcerer™ proteomic data appliance
Index term Index term IO Informatics–Sage-N Research: proteomic software, 201203– collab product integration Sorcerer Enterprise with Sentient software suite
Person Person Pervez, Ali (Sage-N Research 201005 VP Marketing + Sales)

Establishing systems-biology based relationship networks to better understand disease causes and prevention

IO Informatics, the leader in Semantic data integration and knowledge management for life sciences and healthcare, today announced a strategic partnership with Sage-N Research, Inc., the world leader in computational proteomics. This partnership includes the integration of Sage-N's SORCERER™ Enterprise with the IO Informatics' Sentient software suite. The combination of these technologies creates a Semantic application framework that has been used to quickly develop a highly specialized, large-scale application that leverages mass-spectrometry based Proteomics with unmatched content enrichment, interoperability, and flexibility only possible with semantic data integration.

"One application of this novel approach is to identify peptides from different microorganism with common mechanism of actions, and to categorize them as potential biomarkers, and it also has the capability to detect microbial threats prior to onset of disease symptoms," said Ali Pervez, Vice President of Marketing at Sage-N Research.

This new alliance was announced at the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) 8th Annual Conference: The Future of Proteomics in San Francisco, CA. Using customer data and the newly combined technologies, Dr. Erich A. Gombocz, CSO of IO Informatics, highlighted the workflow in a talk entitled, "A novel approach to recognize peptide functions in microorganisms: Establishing systems biology-based relationship networks to better understand disease causes and prevention."

"Future applications of this technology will enable automated screening for biological threats, to characterize origin and type of disease and to develop preventive measures (drugs or vaccines) effective for several classes of microorganism," said Robert Stanley, President of IO Informatics.


IO is at the forefront of the semantic technology wave. The Company provides software and services for uniquely efficient data integration and transformative knowledge applications in life sciences, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical environments.

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Sage-N Research, Inc. is the world leader in supplying Integrated Data Appliances (IDAs) for proteomics research. The industry-leading SORCERER IDAs are plug-andplay productivity systems used by leading life science researchers worldwide to rapidly and accurately identify proteins and protein modifications in biological samples using mass spectrometry data. Founded in 2002, the company is a privately held corporation headquartered in San Jose, California in the heart of Silicon Valley. Through strategic collaborations with leading scientists and companies, Sage-N Research advances the state of the art in ease-of-use, applications, and technology to enable world-changing discoveries in biology and medicine.

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Erich A. Gombocz
Vice President, CSO
IO Informatics, inc.

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