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Strand to Develop and Market Breakthrough Software Solutions to Manage Insights Associated With Microscopy Images

Thursday, April 22, 2010 General News J E 4
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 21, 2010 Strand Life Sciences(Strand), a pioneer in scientific intelligence, today announced an agreementwith 100X Imaging, Inc. (100X Imaging) to develop and market microscopy imagemeta data management technology. Under the agreement, Strand has exclusiverights to develop and market products based on this image indexing technology.

This novel technology will enable microscopy users to mine, annotate,search, and share insights and information associated with their images withpeers and colleagues around the world. Furthermore, integration of the imageindexing technology with Strand's award winning AVADIS platform for dataanalysis and visualization will facilitate scientific collaboration in lifesciences and health sciences.

"The partnership between 100X Imaging and Strand marks the beginning of anew era in microscopy, where the focus will shift from image storage andmanagement to empowering scientists to derive real value from their data.This breakthrough scientific intelligence technology will allow researchersacross to visualize, model, integrate and give context to multiple threads ofexperimentation and analysis," says Mr. Francois Mandeville, Executive VicePresident of Strand Life Sciences.

As part of the agreement, Strand is delighted to welcome Mr. Nenad Amodajfrom 100X Imaging as its new Director of Microscopy Solutions. "After yearsof developing automated imaging software infrastructure, we believe ourconcept of ultimately flexible, service-oriented image indexing technologyhas found the perfect match with Strand's expertise in developing world classdata analysis solutions," shares Mr. Amodaj. Prior to co-founding 100XImaging, he served as manager of the cellular imaging software group at AxonInstruments and Molecular Devices. He was also the chief architect of theImageXpress product line.

About Strand Life Sciences

Strand has pioneered the practice of scientific intelligence in life andhealth sciences. Leveraging its unmatched interdisciplinary scientificexpertise with its decision support technologies, Strand empowers health andlife sciences scientists to transform raw data into insights. Strand offersproducts and services for biologists, chemists, toxicologists that combineadvanced visualization, predictive systems modeling, data integration andscientific context management.

Seven of the top ten pharmaceutical companies, three of the top sixbiotechnology companies, and numerous academic institutions across the globe,are part of Strand's customer profile.Know more: http://www.strandls.com About 100X Imaging Inc. Know more: http://www.100ximaging.com Media Contact Saurabh Narain Director-Marketing & Communications Strand Life Sciences saurabh@strandls.com +1-650-249-9999; +1-866-866-9326

SOURCE Strand Life Sciences
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