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InforSense(R) and Matrix Science Announce Collaboration to Deliver Integrative Proteomic Analysis.

LONDON & CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- InforSense Ltd.:

--Integration of InforSense and Matrix Science Products to Provide Flexible, High-Throughput Protein Data Analysis

--Matrix Science joins InforSense's Open Workflow Partner Network

InforSense Ltd., the leader in integrative analytics platforms, today announced a collaboration with Matrix Science Ltd, a leading supplier of software for protein identification and characterization, to integrate their technologies. Matrix Science also becomes the 19th member of InforSense's Open Workflow Partner Network, a program to provide proven integrated technologies to joint customers in the life science domain.

The integration of Matrix Science's Mascot search tool and data management product, Mascot Integra, with InforSense's workflow-based integrative analytics platform, InforSense KDE, enables life science researchers both to query comprehensive proteomic data using an intuitive visual workflow interface and also to include proteomics data analysis within broader cross-discipline research programs.

"The collaboration between InforSense and Matrix Science will deliver an extended environment for flexible, ad hoc querying of high volumes of proteomics data," said Dr. John Cottrell, CEO of Matrix Science. "InforSense workflows enable life science researchers to compose and execute scientific analyses quickly and easily without programming, sharing both methods and results with co-workers."

"Mascot has become a key vendor in both academic and commercial proteomics laboratories for protein identification and we are pleased to have the opportunity to work with them," commented Dr. Jonathan Sheldon, Chief Scientific Officer, InforSense. "The integration of proteomic data analysis with InforSense KDE is a key component of our multidisciplinary analytics platform for Systems Biology."

About Matrix Science

Matrix Science develops and markets bioinformatics products and services in the fields of mass spectrometry and proteomics. Proteomics is the study of the protein complement of a cell or tissue in a specific physiological state. In recent years, mass spectrometry has become the method of choice for protein identification and characterization, analyzing large numbers of samples at high speed. Matrix Science's lead product is Mascot, a powerful search engine, which uses mass spectrometry data to identify proteins from primary sequence databases. While a number of similar programs are available, Mascot is unique in that it integrates all of the proven methods of searching. Mascot Integra offers a complete solution for managing and automating proteomics research.

About InforSense

InforSense Ltd., the leader in integrative analytics, enables organizations to orchestrate and optimize their business-critical decision-making processes. Leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology, consumer goods, financial services companies, and research institutes are using the company's flagship product, InforSense KDE, to enhance productivity across life science R&D, healthcare, and business analytics. The company is privately held, with European headquarters in London, UK and North American headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

About InforSense KDE

Using InforSense KDE, enterprises rapidly integrate and deliver virtually any data source, analytic software tool, service or application within a single informatics framework. Users link these components via visual workflows to dynamically answer any question using their data, however complex or transient. Organizations can also mine their analytical processes to discover and deploy expertise and best practices. InforSense KDE provides an open, extensible service-oriented architecture, built using industry standards including J2EE, XML, and WSDL. InforSense IOE is a state-of-the-art solution for enterprise-wide integrative analytics using Oracle's advanced information management and processing capabilities.

About InforSense Partner Network

The InforSense Partner Network provides interoperability between industry leading technologies via InforSense KDE. Mutual customers benefit from proven integration between their tools of choice across scientific and business analytics via an intuitive visual workflow interface.

For more information visit www.inforsense.com

InforSense, TextSense and the InforSense logo are registered trademarks of InforSense Limited. All rights reserved. Mascot is a registered trademark of Matrix Science Limited. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.
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