Ingenuity Systems Launches New Pathway Analysis Software

IPA 4.0 Enables Advanced Search, Reporting, Path Explorer and Supports Mac Platforms

REDWOOD CITY, CA – June 20, 2006 – Ingenuity Systems, the leaders in pathway analysis software, announced the launch of IPA 4.0, an essential application for understanding biological mechanisms, pathways and functions. The two most significant advancements in IPA 4.0 are the search and reporting updates. Users will now be able to conduct and save advanced searches for genes, proteins or biological relationships, create reports on bibliographies of pathway information and export high-resolution images for publication and presentations.

“IPA has been an essential tool in our whole genome analysis (transcriptome and proteome) of blood from human trauma patients,” commented Dr. Ron Davis, Professor of Biochemistry and Genetics and Director of the Stanford Genome Technology Center. “The ability to ask more sophisticated questions of the knowledge base as well as export advanced reports of data for publication adds additional value to IPA 4.0. We are pleased that Ingenuity Systems is in touch with the needs of research biologists.”

IPA is a software application that enables researchers to model, analyze and understand the complex biological systems at the core of life science research. IPA is deployed in most major pharmaceutical companies and hundreds of biotechnology companies and academic institutions globally. It supports analysis of all high throughput analysis platforms and is used in virtually all areas of drug discovery and development from target identification and validation to biomarkers, predictive toxicology, and pharmacogenomics.

IPA 4.0 expands on the already powerful capabilities of Ingenuity Systems’ hosted or deployed solution. New features include:

  • Advanced Search
    Query the Ingenuity Knowledge Base and save searches for genes, biological functions, or diseases
  • Reporting
    Generate high-resolution images for publications and presentations and create a bibliography of pathway information for reporting
  • Path Explorer
    Create literature-supported, signaling pathway with proteins of interest
  • My Pathways
    Understand and visualize the biological processes and diseases of associated genes
  • Mac-Enabled
    Supports Mac platform in addition to PC
  • Integration
    Integrated with several statistical and visualization software applications for simplified workflows

Ingenuity Pathway Analysis 4.0 will be available to users June 26, 2006. Until then trials of IPA 4.0 are being offered at For more information about IPA 4.0, please email or go to

About Ingenuity Systems®

Ingenuity enables researchers to model, analyze and understand complex biological systems foundational to human health and disease. The Ingenuity products include pathways analysis software and knowledge bases for biologists and bioinformaticians, and enterprise knowledge management infrastructure, content and services for leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Ingenuity was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California with offices in Germany, Switzerland, France, the United Kingdom, and Japan.