SOURCE: Symyx Technologies, Inc.

December 15, 2008 08:00 ET

Symyx Assay Explorer® Software Improves Biology Data Capture and Collaboration

Enhanced Data Searching and Display Increase Value of In Vivo and In Vitro Data

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - December 15, 2008) - Symyx Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMMX) today announced the release of Symyx Assay Explorer® 3.2. Assay Explorer is a biological information management system that enables scientists to capture experimental data and methodologies into a central repository where they are rapidly and easily accessible for improved querying, collaboration, and decision making.

"Symyx Assay Explorer 3.2 lets biologists capture and view experiments using familiar, easily shareable Excel spreadsheets while storing results in a central repository that is fully searchable across all experiments," said Dr. Trevor Heritage, president of Symyx Software. "Assay Explorer's flexible reporting and display functionality, including chemical structures, bar charts, histograms, dose-response curves, and scattergrams, helps scientists collaborate more effectively with team members and make better-informed decisions."

As part of a complete biology workflow solution, Symyx Assay Explorer 3.2 improves experiment searching and data display by offering new capabilities to:

--  Query data across experiments and search for specific variables within
--  Analyze time series and dose response curves
--  Report curves and data together in Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheets
--  Apply new experiment templates for rapidly initiating workflows out-of-

Assay Explorer 3.2 updates the Symyx Select suite of integrated software applications and content supporting effective data capture and analysis for project teams working in chemistry and biology R&D. The customizable software suite enables scientists to design, execute, analyze and report experimental results faster, easier, and less expensively. Symyx Select includes Symyx Assay Explorer, Symyx Notebook, Symyx Registration, Symyx Plate Manager, the Symyx Isentris system for searching, browsing, organizing, and reporting information, and a range of databases providing chemical sourcing, synthesis, and biological/physical property information.

Symyx Assay Explorer 3.2 supports Microsoft Windows XP SP2, XP SP3, Vista SP1 and Office 2007 SP1.

Symyx Assay Explorer 3.2 is available now. For more information, contact

About Symyx

Symyx Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMMX) enables companies in life sciences, chemicals and energy, and consumer and industrial products to transform scientific R&D and achieve extraordinary breakthroughs in productivity and return on investment. Symyx scientific information management enables scientists to design, execute, analyze, and report experimental results faster, easier, and less expensively. Symyx microscale, parallel experimentation enables a single scientist to rapidly explore a broad experimental space and develop comprehensive data sets in days -- not weeks or months. Symyx contract research delivers these advantages on a customer-directed project basis and enables companies to increase R&D productivity, agility, and flexibility. Information about Symyx, including reports and other information filed by Symyx with the Securities and Exchange Commission, is available at

Symyx, Assay Explorer, and Isentris are registered trademarks of Symyx Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • For more information:
    Derek Brookmeyer
    Racepoint Group on behalf of Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    (415) 694-6702
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