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Golden Helix, Inc. Awarded $70K Phase I DoD STTR Grant


Bozeman, MT (September 26, 2003)
- Golden Helix, Inc. (GHI) announced today that they have been awarded a $70K Phase I Grant for their application: “Data Driven Prognostics” in collaboration with Dr. Douglas M. Hawkins of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) from the Department of Defense STTR Program. The DoD uses the STTR program as an effective vehicle for partnering American businesses and research institutions to turn ideas into finished products that are valuable to both private sector and military customers.

This research will further develop the Golden Helix software engine’s ability to combine recursive partitioning with hazard and survivability analysis features. Dr. Christophe Lambert, the principle investigator on the grant, is also the CEO of Golden Helix, Inc. “While working with the Department of Defense may seem a departure from our core technology of serving the life sciences, this grant is very applicable to our mission,” confided Dr. Lambert. “Developing a technology for analyzing the time-to-failure domain that is applicable to military equipment and systems is also very useful when applied to the pharmaceutical industry and patient survivability data. We look forward to working with the DoD and Dr. Doug Hawkins to advance the capability of our software in this area.”

Golden Helix and NISS are natural partners for this research. NISS has enlisted the efforts of one of the leading lights of the recursive partitioning statistical science, Dr. Douglas Hawkins, to work with Dr. Lambert on this grant.

About Dr. Douglas M. Hawkins
Dr. Hawkins is a much sought after professor of statistics at the University of Minnesota, where he has been holding forth since 1986. He is also well-known for the statistical tome that he coauthored with David H. Olwell Cumulative Sum Charts and Charting for Quality Improvement. Dr. Hawkins is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and enjoys stimulating interactions with his fellow members of the International Statistical Institute and the American Society for Quality. He was awarded the Ellis R. Ott Award for the Best Paper on Quality for his 1993 work on multivariate CUSUMs. He has also enlightened the world as a contributor to various journals of the American and also the (British) Royal Statistical Associations, and of the American Society for Quality, and in sundry Associate Editorships has guarded the portals of published wisdom.

About Golden Helix, Inc.
Founded in 1998 in Bozeman, MT, Golden Helix is a leading provider of data analysis software products and services designed to accelerate life science research and increase pharmaceutical R&D productivity. The company's products enable hundreds of researchers at the world's top pharmaceutical, biotech and non-profit research organizations to discover the genes that cause disease, improve target and lead discovery processes, and advance pharmacogenetic initiatives. Its products have been cited in nearly 100 peer reviewed publications that detail ground-breaking research for discovering the genetic and environmental basis of disease and creating safer and more effective medicines.
Golden Helix is committed to Accelerating the Quest for Significance.
For more information, please visit www.goldenhelix.com.

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