BioDiscovery, Inc., Granted its 7th U.S. Patent for Microarray Image Analysis

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BioDiscovery, Inc., a provider of software solutions for microarray research, was granted U.S. patent 6,990,221 for quantification of array images on January 24, 2006. This patent is the company’s seventh in a series of patents covering fundamental image processing and related visualization methods used in performing microarray analysis. In particular, this newly issued patent covers the fundamental step of quantifying spots in microarray images.

BioDiscovery, Inc., a provider of software solutions for microarray research, was granted U.S. patent 6,990,221 for quantification of array images on January 24, 2006. This patent is the company’s seventh in a series of patents covering fundamental image processing and related visualization methods used in performing microarray analysis. In particular, this newly issued patent covers the fundamental step of quantifying spots in microarray images.

"This patent continues to extend and broaden our microarray image processing and visualization intellectual property portfolio and further establishes BioDiscovery as a pioneer in the field as well as the premier provider of high quality microarray image analysis tools”, said Soheil Shams, Ph.D., President of BioDiscovery.

The company expects additional patents to be issued regarding their pioneering work in image processing, and data analysis of microarrays.

Background on BioDiscovery:

Founded in 1997 in Los Angeles, BioDiscovery is a leader in the development of microarray bioinformatics software and services. BioDiscovery develops and sells advanced software solutions and services that enable its customers to revolutionize drug discovery and diagnostics by efficiently managing, integrating, and analyzing data generated using high-throughput microarray technology. BioDiscovery provides a full line of modular software packages spanning the entire microarray process, including enterprise data management, image processing, data mining, statistical analysis, and collaborative knowledge management. For more information about BioDiscovery, please visit the company’s website at http://www.biodiscovery.com.

For more information contact:

BioDiscovery, Inc.

Warren Lei

Phone: (310) 414-8100 ext. 231

Fax: (310) 414-8111

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