Rockville, Md (PRWEB) February 14, 2006
Ariadne Genomics, Inc. today announced that AlphaGenics extends the use of Ariadne’s products and will utilize PathwayStudio® 4.0 software to facilitate its development of personalized consumer lifestyle and vanity products that incorporate a person’s genetic information.
“AlphaGenics develops products that people can use today to make their life happier and more enjoyable. Our products are the ultimate in personalization because they incorporate the user’s own normal genetic profile to deliver a practical, personal value”, said Dr. Fredric Abramson, CEO of AlphaGenics. “PathwayStudio enables us to efficiently identify how normal functions in gene regulation networks are influenced by small molecules and different nutrition components.”
“Our relationship with AlphaGenics expands the scope of PathwayStudio from academic research and drug discovery into the consumer products field by using personal genetic profiles in lifestyle goods,” commented Ilya Mazo, Ariadne’s President. “We are thrilled to see the results of its work translated into real products.”
PathwayStudio 4.0 enables life science researchers to interpret their discoveries in the context of biological pathways and gene regulation networks, making it easy to identify relationships among genes, small molecules, cell processes and treatments, reconstruct pathways from microarray and proteomics data, identify biomarkers, and model drug responses. The software comes with ResNet™ database of up to 700,000 functional relationships and over 1000 newly reconstructed pathways, and MedScan Reader™ biomedical literature browser.
More information about PathwayStudio 4.0, or a 20 day fully functional product trial, is available at http://www.ariadnegenomics.com.
Ariadne develops systems biology software for life science research. Products include PathwayStudio® (formerly PathwayAssist) leading pathway analysis software and PathwayExpert™ informatics platform for the research of cellular regulation and drug response modeling. Ariadne software is equipped with MedScan™, a mature information extraction technology based on domain-specific natural language processing (NLP), and comes with a ResNet family of molecular network databases, both automatically generated and manually curated. MedScan Reader™ is a biomedical literature browser that greatly facilitates the reading of scientific text by automatically extracting and displaying the information of interest.
Founded in 1999, AlphaGenics uses genetic information to develop innovative consumer products. Two products currently under development include JeneJuice, a sports drink that is custom blended based on a person’s genetic makeup, and SkyGene, a hand-held electronic device that lets people share information about their genes for personality and other non-disease social information. AlphaGenics have also identified a new way in which the right mix of nutrients in a person’s diet could prevent influenza.
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