SOURCE: Ludesi

June 11, 2007 09:00 ET

Ludesi 2DGE Analysis Service Improves Discovery Potential in Proteomics, Gains Global Leading Research Customers

Prominent Customers Include DSM, Johns Hopkins, Mitsubishi Pharma, & NIH

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - June 11, 2007) - Ludesi AB, developer and provider of the world's leading 2D Gel Image Analysis Service, today announced results demonstrating that its technology significantly improves discovery potential in 2D gel electrophoresis based on data from its growing customer list of leading global research institutes, pharmaceutical companies, and universities. The Ludesi 2DGE Image Analysis Service offers two significant advantages for scientists over existing 2DGE image analysis software solutions. First, because it is a service, scientists and researchers don't have to purchase software, be trained, or spend valuable time manually manipulating software to try and obtain good results. Second, and more importantly, the Ludesi solution consistently improves the number of correctly-identified protein regulations over existing software packages and reduces the false discovery rate. Ludesi guarantees to generate more true hits and fewer false positives than a customer's current solution or there is no charge. Greatly improved protein regulation detection may generate significant new scientific findings and increased productivity in the research areas of biomarkers and drug discovery. Less false positives reduces time and money spent on evaluating erroneous findings.

"Obtaining accurate analysis results from our 2D gel images is important for our scientists in order to make sound scientific decisions," stated Takeshi Yamauchi, Manager of R&D Planning at Mitsubishi Pharma. "After using the Ludesi 2D Gel Image Analysis Service during the past year, our scientists are very impressed by Ludesi's technologies."

"The Ludesi service consistently saves time for scientists and dramatically improves the discovery potential in 2D gel electrophoresis for our customers," stated Ola Forsstrom-Olsson, founder and CEO of Ludesi AB. "The conventional way of performing 2D gel image analysis is a well-known bottleneck and is holding back the true potential of this key proteomics technology. Instead, we believe it should be hassle-free and time-efficient to get scientifically reliable results."

Ludesi Accuracy Results from PepTalk Poster by Johns Hopkins

In a Poster Created by Johns Hopkins University and presented at the PepTalk Conference in January 2007, the impact of image analysis accuracy on results and discovery potential in 2D gel electrophoresis was investigated. The poster presented results from a variety of gels that were analyzed with two of the leading software products currently available on the market and Ludesi. The poster can be viewed and downloaded at: http://www.ludesi.com/downloads/ludesi-peptalk-poster-2007-01-04.pdf.

Current Ludesi Customers Include:

--  Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
--  DSM Nutritional Products, Switzerland
--  Johns Hopkins Proteomics Center, USA
--  Karolinska Institute, Sweden
--  Mitsubishi Pharma, Japan
--  NIH, National Eye Institute, USA
--  NIH, Critical Care, USA
--  NIH, Nuclear Medicine, USA
    
Key Features & Benefits of Ludesi 2DGE Image Analysis Service

1. Accurate/Reliable Results: Utilizing its breakthrough technology, expertise, and strict protocol adherence, the Ludesi Image Analysis Service consistently produces more true hits and less false positives than a customer's existing solution, or there is no charge.

2. Ease of Use/No Training: Users simply upload their images to the Ludesi Image Analysis Center via the internet and the results are returned to them for evaluation and selection through a user-friendly software interface.

3. Time & Labor Savings: In order to get optimum results, many software packages require extensive manual corrections that take days and weeks to complete, still with much less accurate results than Ludesi. Scientists and researchers save significant time that can be applied to their most important work, instead of having to spend time performing image analysis.

4. Per Sample Pricing: Because Ludesi is offered as a service, users don't have to purchase expensive software or software support and maintenance agreements. Users just pay for the gel images they need analyzed. This is beneficial for both large and small organizations.

5. Reproducibility & Consistency: The Ludesi Analysis Center eliminates the lab-to-lab variability and person-to-person variability that the industry is struggling with in order to get consistent, reliable results. The Ludesi Analysis Center experts utilize their proven methodology and protocol and apply it to all 2D gel images processed. With conventional software, different users and different labs generate wide variability in their results of gel image analysis.

About Ludesi AB

Ludesi is a global provider of bioinformatics solutions to the life science industry. The company is serving some of the most prestigious research facilities in the world with image analysis of 2D electrophoresis gels. Ludesi's analysis is performed at the Ludesi Analysis Center with proprietary software technology and strict quality control to ensure accurate and objective results. Further information can be found at www.ludesi.com.

Ludesi is a Registered Trademark of Ludesi AB. All other trade names and trade marks are the property of their respective owners.

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