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Golden Helix and Agilent Team Up to Enhance Large Scale CNV Studies


BOZEMAN, Mont., and SANTA CLARA, Calif. (May 5, 2009) –
Golden Helix, Inc., a global leader in genetic analysis software and services, and Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced a relationship under which Golden Helix will provide researchers with software tools and services for Agilent’s copy number variation (CNV) microarrays. The goal is to empower Agilent CNV-based research with cutting-edge tools that accelerate and enhance large scale CNV association studies.

As part of this relationship, Golden Helix announced that its analysis software, the SNP & Variation Suite (“SVS”), has been modified to directly import, analyze, and visualize Agilent’s highly accurate, genome-wide copy number data, including association studies, data prep, quality assurance, interaction analyses, study review, and predictive modeling for research purposes. Further, Golden Helix has expanded its analytic service offering to incorporate studies based on Agilent’s CGH/CNV microarray data.

“We are supporting Agilent’s well-publicized entrance into the CNV association study market by providing researchers the power and capability previously available only to users of other genotyping platforms,” said Josh Forsythe, Director of Marketing for Golden Helix. “Our copy number segmentation and analysis technologies, coupled with Agilent’s high-quality CNV data, will enable research that many thought impossible with current technology.”

“With the launch of several new CNV catalog arrays, we are pleased to be partnering with Golden Helix to provide a complete analysis solution for researchers performing association studies,” said Dione Bailey, Agilent’s CGH/CNV array product manager. “We are impressed with what can now be done with our data, and believe this will be of significant benefit to our customers.”

For more information about Agilent CGH/CNV Microarrays, please visit www.opengenomics.com. For more information about Golden Helix’s SNP & Variation Suite, please visit www.goldenhelix.com.

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 19,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $5.8 billion in fiscal 2008. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.

About Golden Helix
Founded in 1998, Golden Helix has become the global leader in SNP and copy number analysis, genetic association software, and analysis services. Using advanced technologies, Golden Helix provides a comprehensive suite of software tools that empower genetic analysis at unprecedented levels of scope, depth, and ease, enabling its customers to determine the genetic causes of disease, transform drug discovery, create genetic diagnostics, and advance the quest for personalized medicine. Used by hundreds of researchers at the world's top pharmaceutical, biotech, and academic research organizations, their products have been cited in over 100 peer-reviewed publications that detail groundbreaking research uncovering the genetic and environmental basis of disease.  For more information, please visit www.goldenhelix.com.

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

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