SOURCE: Visual Numerics

July 12, 2005 08:00 ET

Visual Numerics® and Aegis Help Major Pharmaceutical and Biotech Companies Optimize Manufacturing Processes, Save Millions of Dollars

Visual Numerics' IMSL™ C Numerical Library Brings Unrivaled Analytical Power to Aegis Discoverant GlobalVantage® Solution for Process Manufacturing Intelligence and FDA Compliance

SAN RAMON, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 12, 2005 -- Visual Numerics Inc., a leading provider of numerical analysis and visualization software, announced today that Aegis Analytical Corporation, a provider of enterprise software and expertise for pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers, will utilize its IMSL C Numerical Library more extensively to help major pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies better monitor, analyze and manage their pharmaceutical manufacturing practices to prevent costly mistakes.

Pharmaceutical manufacturing can be a high-risk process, in which one unexpected deviation on the production line can cost a company millions of dollars. Monitoring manufacturing operations require that hundreds of key process parameters are tracked continuously, resulting in a generous amount of data that must be monitored and analyzed to ensure consistent quality. Aegis is embedding Visual Numerics' IMSL C Numerical Libraries into its flagship product, Discoverant, a suite of software products that enable pharmaceutical and biotech companies to obtain direct access to all the data collected from multiple locations throughout the manufacturing enterprise -- in a framework that allows decision-makers to quickly translate data into usable intelligence.

By using Visual Numerics' IMSL C Numerical Libraries as a part of Discoverant, users will gain powerful analytical capabilities to improve process monitoring and predictability, reduce manufacturing downtime and waste as well as resolve and prevent compliance issues. Companies today are saving millions of dollars by using Discoverant with the IMSL C Numerical Library to pinpoint the exact factor responsible for the success or failure of their manufacturing processes.

"The Visual Numerics' IMSL C Numerical Library is an important component of our Discoverant product suite, which provides the reliability, scalability and validation our customers need to optimize their drug manufacturing processes and comply with regulatory standards," said Justin Neway, chief science officer, Aegis Analytical Corporation. "The breadth of algorithm coverage from the Visual Numerics IMSL C Libraries and ease of integration in our application development, allows us to respond to market needs quickly."

"Application developers in Life Sciences are increasingly turning to Visual Numerics to meet their most data-intensive computational needs," said Phil Fraher, president and CEO of Visual Numerics. "By incorporating our 'gold standard' analytic capabilities, developers save significant development time and costs while offering their customers the very best analytical tools to navigate easily through extremely complicated numerical environments."

IMSL™ Numerical Library Product Family

The IMSL™ Numerical Libraries have been the cornerstone of high-performance computing and predictive analytic applications in science, technical and business environments for over three decades. Regarded as the most sophisticated, flexible, scalable and accessible technology available in the most important mainstream programming environments today, the IMSL Libraries provide users with the software and technical expertise needed to develop and execute advanced numerical analysis applications. The IMSL Libraries save development time by providing pre-written mathematical and statistical algorithms that can be embedded into C, C# for .NET, Java™, and Fortran applications, significantly impacting return on investment and programmer productivity.

About Aegis Analytical Corporation

Aegis Analytical Corporation provides manufacturing software and expertise that helps pharmaceutical and biotech companies improve compliance, increase profits and gain competitive advantage. Discoverant, an enterprise software application, gathers data from multiple sources and quickly transforms it into useable intelligence. More information about Aegis Analytical Corporation can be found at For a streaming video demo of Discoverant, visit:

About Visual Numerics®

Visual Numerics has provided technical software solutions for numerical analysis and visualization for more than three decades. The company's software products help users understand complex data from a variety of sources and build business-critical applications. Visual Numerics offers two product lines: the IMSL Numerical Libraries for powerful mathematical and statistical analysis and the PV-WAVE® visual data analysis development environment. Visual Numerics also offers customized professional services for applications that involve mathematical, statistical, or visual data analysis to meet today's business analytical needs.

Major corporations, academic institutions, and research laboratories worldwide use Visual Numerics' software tools, including such high-profile companies as: Bear, Stearns & Company; Barclays Global Investors;; Humana, Sandia National Laboratories; and Boeing Company. This large and diverse customer base is supported through a direct sales force, wholly owned international subsidiaries, and international distributors. For more information about Visual Numerics, please visit

Trademark Statement

Visual Numerics and PV-WAVE are registered trademarks of Visual Numerics, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. IMSL, JMSL, JWAVE, TS-WAVE and Knowledge in Motion are trademarks of Visual Numerics, Inc. All other company, product or brand names are the property of their respective owners.

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