Researchers can now create interactive, publication-quality graphics backed by Ingenuity’s knowledge base
Redwood City, CA – March 11, 2008 –Ingenuity Systems, the leading provider of information solutions for life science researchers, today unveiled IPA 6, the newest version of its pathway analysis and life sciences knowledge software. IPA 6 features Path Designer, a powerful tool within IPA that enables researchers to transform their networks and pathways into publication-quality pathway graphics rich with color, customized text and fonts, biological icons, organelles, and custom backgrounds. This easy-to-use graphics package ensures that a researcher’s entire workflow – from data analysis to data sharing and publication – can be completed within IPA. Path Designer pathways are unique because they remain fully interactive and are supported by the high quality content stored in the IPA knowledge base.
“The ability to present research in a visual and dynamic nature is essential for effectively communicating scientific results,” stated Dr. Art Okamoto, Senior Product Manager, Ingenuity Systems. “Path Designer enables researchers to easily transform their work into publication-quality images – and still make changes and edits along the way. The tools remain connected to our knowledge base, so all of the data and information can be continually accessed.”
“IPA 6 provides our team with a single solution to generate biological insights from our data and then present our findings in a relevant and compelling way,” commented Roberta Bosotti, Bioinformatics Researcher, Nerviano Medical Sciences. “The customized and interactive pathway graphics in IPA 6 have enabled us to optimize the visual representation of complex biological networks. Our data now speaks more clearly to researchers in different groups across our organization.”
IPA is an all-in-one software application that enables researchers to model, analyze, and understand the complex biological and chemical systems at the core of life science research. IPA’s search capabilities provide users with access to the highest quality detail-rich knowledge available on genes, drugs, chemicals, protein families, cellular and disease processes, and signaling and metabolic pathways. IPA supports analysis of data from all experimental platforms, and is used at all stages of the drug discovery and development process, including target identification and validation, biomarker discovery, molecular toxicology, metabolomics, and pharmacogenomics. IPA has been broadly adopted and cited in hundreds of peer-reviewed journals.
About Ingenuity Systems®
Ingenuity Systems is a leading provider of information solutions for the exploration, interpretation, and analysis of life science information. All of Ingenuity’s products and services have one common goal — to help life science researchers generate maximum value from all types of biological and chemical knowledge. Ingenuity offers a broad and flexible range of solutions that can be tailored to needs of various clients, including academic and therapeutic area researchers, computational biologists and informatics departments, and suppliers in the life sciences industry. All of the products leverage Ingenuity’s knowledge base, the largest data base of its kind, which houses the biological and chemical relationships extracted from scientific literature. The information is uniquely structured so scientists can ask complex biological questions to gain rapid insight into their experimental data or create relevant biological models to move forward in their research. Today, Ingenuity’s solutions are used by thousands of researchers at hundreds of leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and academic research institutions worldwide. Ingenuity was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California with offices in Germany, Switzerland, France, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Japan. www.ingenuity.com.