SOURCE: Active Motif

September 18, 2006 16:00 ET

Active Motif Launches AKS2 Literature Mining System

CARLSBAD, CA and MADRID, SPAIN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 18, 2006 -- Active Motif, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of its latest text mining system, AKS2 (almaKnowledgeServer™) from bioalma. The newly-designed interface of AKS2 enables rapid exploration of not only disease, gene, and compound topics found in published literature but also drug, symptom, and biomedical relationships as well. AKS2 automatically analyzes all published abstracts from Medline, classifies all relevant terms into categories, and applies sophisticated text mining techniques based on contextual information. This opens the door to exploring biomedical literature in a whole new way.

"AKS2 utilizes cutting-edge text mining technologies and easy-to-use visual navigation tools to aid researchers with uncovering biological relationships described in the scientific literature." Juan Carlos del Castillo, CEO for bioalma, explained, "The significant graphical interface improvements of AKS2 bring literature text mining technology to the bench scientist."

Joseph Fernandez, CEO of Active Motif, commented, "We are excited to provide the new and enhanced AKS2 software system to our customers. Now, they can better understand the data obtained from our unique assay kits for analyzing nuclear function, as well as predict their next intriguing experiment by deciphering the literature for novel and interesting biological relationships."

About Active Motif, Inc.

Active Motif, founded in 1999, offers research kits, assays and the TimeLogic® biocomputing systems to enable scientists to explore the relationships between genes, proteins and metabolic pathways. Active Motif is located in Carlsbad, California, and has international offices in Tokyo, Japan and Brussels, Belgium. Press contact: Darryl León, AKS Product Manager, Active Motif, Inc. tel. 760-431-1263 ext. 223, email:, web site:

About bioalma

Founded in 2000 in Madrid, Spain, bioalma's founders include leading scientists from the Spanish Research Council (CSIC). Bioalma facilitates scientific discovery by making vast amounts of data manageable, meaningful and accessible. The company specializes in developing systems for knowledge management (automated information extraction), plus the manipulation and analysis of biological information (including microarray data). Bioalma's products are designed to offer a competitive edge to drug discovery research by reducing costs and saving researchers time. Press contact: Ramón Alonso-Allende, Deputy General Manager, bioalma, tel: +34 91 141 71 50, email:, web site:

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