Geospiza Acquires Award-Winning GeneSifter® Data Analysis Product
News Nov 21, 2008
Geospiza, Inc. and VizX Labs have announced a definitive agreement whereby Geospiza has acquired the GeneSifter Data Analysis product.
Geospiza expects that this product will provide scientists a true sample to results solution for gene expression for both microarrays and next generation sequencing.
“Our goal is to make it easier for our customers to manage and analyze the unprecedented amount of data required for genetic analysis today. GeneSifter is a key addition to the toolset we provide to accomplish that,” said Rob Arnold, president of Geospiza.
“The integration of GeneSifter will accelerate expansion of our data analysis capabilities and address the scientific community’s need for data management and analysis across multiple platforms. GeneSifter will expand our market by addressing the demand for sophisticated data analysis across microarray, capillary electrophoresis and next generation sequencing platforms.”
John Thompson, CEO of VizX Labs, said, “We are thrilled to join Geospiza. The Geospiza product development team is exceptional and will increase the breadth and depth of our offerings to GeneSifter customers. We have always recognized the value in extending our data analysis capabilities to new platforms to accelerate discovery. This step reflects our commitment to that goal.”
Technical integration between GeneSifter and Geospiza’s FinchLab product promises to be seamless.
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