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Golden Helix releases Major Upgrade to HelixTree® Genetics Analysis Software


Bozeman, Montana (April 21, 2005)
– Golden Helix Inc. announced today a major upgrade to its HelixTree Genetics Analysis Software package. Version 4.0 contains a number of new capabilities including integration with the R and S-PLUS statistical packages, a powerful new Python scripting interface allowing automation of workflow routines among multiple packages, and a new Script Server, which lets experts in genetics and/or statistics write highly technical scripts and quickly deploy them across an enterprise to non-experts.

“When we looked at data analysis dilemmas faced by the pharma and biotech industry, we found that innovations often come too little too late for time-critical projects. Software vendors have a hard time keeping up with bleeding edge innovations”, commented Christophe Lambert, President and CEO of Golden Helix. “As a result scientists are left using software packages that provide limited documentation, testing, support and user-friendliness. Because of our new software architecture, bleeding edge innovations can now be quickly mapped to a production environment.”

HelixTree now offers:

  • Easy integration of innovations from many providers within one framework
  • The ability to rapidly combine and improve on existing innovations
  • A framework for rapidly prototyping and deploying innovations across an enterprise
  • The ability to take bleeding edge innovations and easily map them to a production environment
  • A framework for rapidly wrapping GUI around non-GUI innovations and deploying them to non-experts

Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language that is very robust and easy to learn. It is portable to virtually any operating system and allows for prototyping 4-10X faster compared with other programming languages.

Further information about HelixTree and other Golden Helix products can be found by visiting www.goldenhelix.com or by contacting Golden Helix directly at 406-585-8137.

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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Media Contact:
Josh Forsythe
Director of Marketing
Golden Helix, Inc.
406-585-8137 x202
jlforsythe[at]goldenhelix.com

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