BioSpace.com and Incyte Collaborate to Expand Reach in Life Sciences and Genomics Industries
Agreement Provides Greater Access to Genomic Products and Research Databases
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- BioSpace.com, 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 BioSpace.com. In addition, BioSpace.com 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 BioSpace.com by directly linking our community with an industry leader like Incyte," said Scott Clarke, CEO of BioSpace.com. "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 BioSpace.com 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 clones. "Through its collaboration with the National Institutes of Health, BioSpace.com 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 BioSpace.com BioSpace.com 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. www.biospace.com 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 BioSpace.com was launched in 1995.RELATED LINKS
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