and Incyte Collaborate to Expand Reach in Life Sciences and Genomics Industries

Agreement Provides Greater Access to Genomic Products and Research Databases

Nov 01, 2000, 00:00 ET from

    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ --, the leading hubsite
 for the life sciences, announced today that
 Incyte Genomics, Inc. (Nasdaq:   INCY), the leading genomic information company,
 will market its gene-based research tools and services and become a major
 advertiser and sponsor on  In addition, users will
 be able to link directly to Incyte's recently expanded web site where they can
 access Incyte's products and services.
     "This agreement will serve to broaden the audience currently using by directly linking our community with an industry leader like
 Incyte," said Scott Clarke, CEO of  "The information and
 products that Incyte provides are critical to conducting genomics experiments.
 Incyte is now one of over 120 suppliers offering more than 1.2 million
 products through the marketplace."
     Incyte will leverage BioSpace's expertise in building customized
 business-to-business supply solutions to provide scientists worldwide with
 access to Incyte's LifeSeq(R) Gene-by-Gene, LifeSeq(R) Public, and other
 valuable gene-based research tools and services, including clone reagents,
 microarrays, custom sequencing, genomic annotation, and mouse knockout
 services.  Incyte's LifeSeq Public database provides researchers with free
 unrestricted access to over 1.4 million assembled human gene sequences from
 the public domain and additional clones and sequence on public genes not
 previously available.  The LifeSeq Public database applies Incyte's
 proprietary bioinformatics processes and has links to LifeSeq Gene-by-Gene
 allowing researchers to purchase Incyte's proprietary sequence information and
     "Through its collaboration with the National Institutes of Health, has developed an innovative business-to-business supply solution.
 This agreement enables Incyte to broaden its customer reach by making our
 gene-based research tools and services available to researchers and scientists
 worldwide," said Roy A. Whitfield, Chief Executive Officer of Incyte.  "By
 allowing researchers to link directly to our newly expanded web site,
 researchers are able to use our bioinformatics expertise to search LifeSeq
 Public or LifeSeq Gene-by-Gene, and to order clones and other products for
 their research needs."
     About is an e-solutions provider and the leading Internet hubsite
 for the life sciences industry.  The company provides enterprise portal
 solutions including, an innovative B2B procurement platform developed in
 collaboration with the National Institutes of Health. is the
 Internet's most comprehensive life sciences related information and service
 resource.  The web site offers more than 1.2 million products from over
 120 suppliers and attracts more than 600,000 unique visitors monthly.  San
 Francisco-based was launched in 1995.