SOURCE: Symbion Systems, Inc.

September 05, 2007 09:00 ET

Symbion Systems, Inc. Announces Deep Academic Discounts on Its Powerful and Open Analytical Instrument Software

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - September 5, 2007) - Symbion Systems, Inc., a leader in analytical instrument control, analysis, and connectivity software, today announced that it will provide its products to the academic community at deeply discounted prices. Academic licenses of Symbion LX are now priced at $795 each. Unlimited, institution-wide site licenses are now offered at $2995 per year.

Symbion LX can operate and integrate many different spectrometers and other analytical instruments via a single, comprehensive and configurable user interface. Unlike earlier analytical instrumentation packages, Symbion LX integrates current generation services and features with a fully relational SQL compliant database to provide a highly capable instrumentation development and delivery platform. Symbion LX supports the full range of communication and interface standards and protocols.

Symbion's scripting facility allows the user to completely automate instrument control, data acquisition, calculation of results, and control of auxiliary devices and sensors. It also allows the user to integrate the execution of Matlab M-file scripts directly within Symbion's scripts which gives students the ability to move seamlessly between Matlab and Symbion's spectroscopic and instrument control capabilities.

All operations are controlled from the Symbion data array workflow manager, which provides standardization of instrument control, data storage, and interaction with disparate math engines, as well as with popular chemometrics routines such as PLS +IQ™, Unscrambler™, Pirouette™, the PLS Toolbox™, and the Chemometrics Toolbox™.

Standard Symbion LX features include automated data base storage of all data, attributes, and configuration information; the ability to import spectroscopic and other multivariate data from external data bases and files; compatibility with common file formats; comprehensive spectroscopic data manipulation capability; unlimited methods development and execution using the Symbion Scribe scripting language and its visual scripting wizard; in-line execution of Matlab scripts; compatibility with PLS+IQ™ prediction engine; and support of National Instruments' NIDAQ™ drivers.

About Symbion Systems, Inc.

Symbion Systems, Inc. was founded in 2002 to develop and market standardized instrument control and data management software for the analytical instrument and process analysis industries. A major milestone in the Symbion program occurred during 2006 with the signing of a product licensing and joint development agreement with General Electric Fanuc Automation. Under the agreement, GE has acquired the primary marketing rights to the Life Sciences Process markets and the two companies have agreed to share in, and coordinate, all developments related to the Symbion product lines for at least five years. Symbion retains the primary rights to analytical laboratory markets and to process markets other than Life Sciences. For more information about Symbion, visit

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