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ABREVITY Announces the First Solution to Streamline Laboratory Instrument File Analysis, Classification and Compliance Reporting

BioData Manager(TM) Goes Beyond Bioinformatics and Enterprise Search by Adding Granular Data Discovery, Context Classification a

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- ABREVITY, Inc. today came out of stealth mode to announce BioData Manager. Based on a patent pending, metadata database technology, the new software product is the first solution to transcend the crippling limitations of traditional methods of finding, extracting, classifying and managing laboratory instrument files to facilitate analysis, compliance, litigation, security and Information Value Management (IVM).

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Prior to BioData Manager, scientists and IT professionals relied on inefficient and time-consuming data extraction and management methods for laboratory instrument files. Lacking granular information discovery, classification and policy management, traditional bioinformatics and search solutions offer inadequate file visibility, slow indexing, high storage overhead and limited scalability. They are also typically three to four times the cost of BioData Manager.

"ABREVITY's BioData Manager(TM) software solves the pain of mission- critical file management for firms using laboratory instruments by leveraging a patent-pending SLICE(TM) technology," said Joel Harrison, ABREVITY chief technology officer. "BioData Manager can be installed in minutes to find and extract targeted data values or strings found inside files created by flow cytometers, Confocal microscopes or other laboratory instruments. This empowers scientific analysis, FDA reporting, data grooming, intelligent backup, tiered storage and compliance archiving."

"BioData Manager looks inside FACS and other instrument files to extract target data, tag the files with new metadata for classification and allow for policy-based management," says Tom Mumford, CEO of TriAxis Storage Solutions, Inc. "The software empowers information value management to lower storage costs and complexity."

Laboratory instruments often generate more than a terabyte of information per experiment, and their use is rapidly growing. Mission critical discovery, classification and management of these files for analysis and compliance is slow, costly and inefficient. BioData Manager is the first product to deliver a flexible, scalable, affordable solution to address these problems.

"IT professionals are looking for tools that provide increased 'visibility' into their growing data stockpiles," said Heidi Biggar, analyst for the Enterprise Strategy Group. "They are looking for ways to sort out what they have and then leverage this information for business purposes. What differentiates Abrevity its initial focus on the laboratory instrument market and its use of a new data model (versus conventional relational database or enterprise search technologies) to enable fast search, discovery, and data analysis of the large data volumes being generated by scientists today."

Today, ABREVITY also announced FileData Manager, a software solution that provides content and context visibility into common files and emails for data classification and Information Value Management. This granular visibility allows efficient discovery and management of valuable information for compliance, security, legal discovery, business intelligence, disaster recovery and intelligent backup.


ABREVITY is Silicon Valley's leading innovator of Information Value Management(TM) (IVM) software technology. ABREVITY has designed a new data model that offers orders of magnitude better scalability, flexibility, visibility and affordability versus solutions debilitated by traditional text search or relational database technologies. Provided as standalone applications or easily integrated by OEMs, ABREVITY's software solutions start at below $500 per terabyte, making them the only Information Classification and Management (ICM) solutions suitable for Small to Medium Business (SMB) through Fortune 50 enterprises.


CONTACT: Eric Madison, director of marketing, +1-408-529-4017, or
[email protected], or Bill Reed, vice president of marketing and sales,
+1-408-771-7491, or [email protected], both of ABREVITY, Inc.; or
William Matlack, +1-510-794-1921, or [email protected], for ABREVITY,

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