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Sage-N Research, Inc.. (9/29/16). "Press Release: Announcing First Cloud-based Sorcerer for Precision Proteomics". Milpitas, CA.

Organisation Organisation Sage-N Research Inc.
Products Product Sorcerer Storm™ cloud-based proteomic data appliance
  Product 2 mass spectrometry (MS)
Person Person Chiang, David (Sage-N Research 2002–201010– CEO + Co-founder)

Sage-N Research, Inc. announces immediate availability of the SORCERER Storm™, a cloud-based virtual turnkey system for precision proteomics. Unlike other cloud or PC offerings, this is the first low-cost platform designed specifically for reproducible, hypothesis-driven research of low-abundance, modified peptides and proteins, which are critical in clinical and high-value research.

High-accuracy tandem mass spectrometry makes precision proteomics possible in theory. However, traditional analytics relies on complex mathematical models, which reduces computing time at the expense of precision. Worse, complexity prevents researchers from interpreting their own data, which bred irreproducible and insensitive research.

In contrast, the patent-pending SorcererScore™ technology in SORCERER Storm uses simple models with optimized search architecture that retains precision while minimizing computing requirements. Importantly, it is designed to put control of data analysis back to the lab's PIs and bioinformaticians. All key analytics is built with transparent scripts (Linux, R) that allows researchers to understand and customize sample scripts for peptide identification and quantitation.

For the first time, SORCERER Storm allows different labs large and small to easily collaborate on, build, visualize, and test performance algorithms without being limited to PCs. The powerful Linux-based platform allows single-line commands to quickly and easily sort, manipulate, and visualizing terabyte-sized text files for data-mining content-rich mass search results. Labs developing algorithms run by other labs can now use "big data" techniques without being restricted to PCs.

"Precision proteomics solves the reproducibility challenge to revolutionize molecular biology research," said David Chiang, Founder and Chairman of Sage-N Research, Inc. "SORCERER Storm will accelerate the research revolution with its low price point and simplified collaboration for 'big data' algorithms."

A lab can sign up to rent a virtual system with a credit card, pay only for resources used, and keep an idled system for as long as desired. When done, the virtual system is destroyed with unused funds returned.

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About Sage-N Research, Inc.

Sage-N Research, Inc. is the world leader in supplying high accuracy data analytics for proteomics research. Some of the world's leading proteomics laboratories use Sage-N Research appliances to fully characterize proteins in complex biological samples. 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. The company was founded in 2002, and is a privately held corporation headquartered in Silicon Valley.

To learn more about this product announcement, please contact:

Terri Nowak
408-841-7185, ext. 34


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