Wiley, LabBook Partner to Deliver Comprehensive Life Science Informatics Solutions

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from LabBook, Inc.

    NEW YORK, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Global publisher John Wiley & Sons,
 Inc., and LabBook, Inc., an innovative life sciences informatics company,
 today announced a strategic alliance to deliver an end-to-end solution
 consisting of enabling software and scientific content that will provide life
 science researchers flexible access to essential information in a single,
 unified desktop environment.
     The alliance brings together LabBook's desktop data integration and
 visualization software with the content-rich Wiley InterScience
 (http://www.interscience.wiley.com ), Wiley's Web-based offering of more than
 300 scientific, technical, and medical journals and major reference works,
 including Wiley's highly regarded Current Protocols laboratory manuals.
 LabBook's enabling software maximizes the value of such scientific content for
 the end-user, by delivering it as "live" reusable documents in a highly visual
 and interactive discovery environment, integrated with bioinformatic data.
     "Integration of targeted information and data is a fundamental step in the
 drug discovery process, and we believe the bundling of LabBook's innovative
 technology with Wiley's premier research content and laboratory protocols will
 increase the efficiencies of this process for the life science researcher,"
 said Dr. Shawn J. Green, CEO of LabBook.
     The Wiley-LabBook alliance will promote the use of open standards and the
 development of standards-based applications to help fuel ongoing innovations
 in the life sciences.  By combining an open and widely accepted eXtensible
 Markup Language (XML) standard for bioinformatics, Bioinformatics Sequence
 Markup Language (BSML), with a biology-smart browser, Genomic XML Browser(TM)
 and XML converters, LabBook has created the ideal "front-end" for life science
 informatics that enables dynamic integration and annotation of diverse
 databases.
     "LabBook's enabling software adds power to the wealth of comprehensive and
 timely information and the advanced search, navigation, and retrieval
 capabilities of Wiley InterScience," said Eric A. Swanson, Senior Vice
 President, Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishing, John Wiley & Sons,
 Inc.  "Our relationship with LabBook represents another important step by
 Wiley to deliver our content online in a manner that accelerates the discovery
 process for researchers in commercial, academic, and government settings. We
 look forward to partnering with LabBook in the development, marketing, and
 distribution of sophisticated informatics-based knowledge management solutions
 suited to the diverse needs of our customers."
     Wiley's delivery of Current Protocols content online, both through its
 Wiley InterScience platform and integrated within LabBook's software
 environment, will provide researchers with a Web workspace for online access
 to Current Protocols' carefully annotated, step-by-step procedures of the best
 scientific methods, contributed by hundreds of highly respected investigators
 from various scientific fields. Published by Wiley since 1987, starting with
 Current Protocols in Molecular Biology, the protocols are carefully selected
 for maximum applicability, lab-tested in leading laboratories, and thoroughly
 scrutinized by expert editorial boards to ensure easy duplication in any lab.
 With their regular updates, these publications constantly evolve and change to
 meet the needs of the scientific research community.
     Wiley InterScience was launched in the fall of 1997 to meet the growing
 worldwide demand for important, reliable, and timely scientific, technical,
 medical and professional information.  More than 300 journals in full text
 dating back to January 1997 and a number of major reference works are now
 available online via Wiley InterScience, to licensees and their authorized
 users.  A range of licensing options, including Basic Access and Enhanced
 Access Licenses, are offered to meet the needs of both small and large
 institutional customers.  Wiley InterScience also provides WWW access for
 members of scientific societies to their peer-reviewed professional journals
 published with Wiley, as well as Web-based access, for guest and other users,
 to cited journal content linked via CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org ), a
 publishing industry initiative in which Wiley has played a leadership role.
 
     ABOUT JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC.
     Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., is a global publisher of print
 and electronic products specializing in scientific, technical, and medical
 books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services;
 and textbooks and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate
 students as well as lifelong learners.  Wiley has publishing, marketing, and
 distribution centers in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and
 Australia.  The company's Class A and Class B shares are listed on the New
 York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb, respectively.
 Wiley's Internet site can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com .
 
     ABOUT LABBOOK, INC.
     LabBook, Inc. is an XML-powered life science informatics software and
 information provider for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and academic life
 science researcher.  LabBook's suite of software tools are built on the open
 and widely accepted eXtensible Markup Language (XML) standard, Bio-Sequence
 Markup Language -- BSML -- which enables data to be more easily represented
 and exchanged between systems in a highly visual and interactive manner.  To
 create a single unified and affordable desktop environment for creating,
 searching, collecting, manipulating and managing research data and related
 information, LabBook's offerings include: Genomic XML Browser(TM) queries,
 manages, and visualizes heterogeneous genomic data types while retaining their
 underlying associations, XML converters which serve as connectors to a variety
 of data sources and repositories that transform data "on the fly" to be
 integrated with other data by the XML-Browser.   LabBook has also partnered
 with IBM to provide integration of our front-end software with IBM's
 infrastructure technology creates the foundation of an end-to-end solution for
 effectively dealing with the vast amount of data generated by the life science
 researcher.  LabBook, Inc. offices are located in McLean, Virginia and
 Columbus, Ohio.  More information can be found at http://www.labbook.com .
 
 

SOURCE LabBook, Inc.
    NEW YORK, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Global publisher John Wiley & Sons,
 Inc., and LabBook, Inc., an innovative life sciences informatics company,
 today announced a strategic alliance to deliver an end-to-end solution
 consisting of enabling software and scientific content that will provide life
 science researchers flexible access to essential information in a single,
 unified desktop environment.
     The alliance brings together LabBook's desktop data integration and
 visualization software with the content-rich Wiley InterScience
 (http://www.interscience.wiley.com ), Wiley's Web-based offering of more than
 300 scientific, technical, and medical journals and major reference works,
 including Wiley's highly regarded Current Protocols laboratory manuals.
 LabBook's enabling software maximizes the value of such scientific content for
 the end-user, by delivering it as "live" reusable documents in a highly visual
 and interactive discovery environment, integrated with bioinformatic data.
     "Integration of targeted information and data is a fundamental step in the
 drug discovery process, and we believe the bundling of LabBook's innovative
 technology with Wiley's premier research content and laboratory protocols will
 increase the efficiencies of this process for the life science researcher,"
 said Dr. Shawn J. Green, CEO of LabBook.
     The Wiley-LabBook alliance will promote the use of open standards and the
 development of standards-based applications to help fuel ongoing innovations
 in the life sciences.  By combining an open and widely accepted eXtensible
 Markup Language (XML) standard for bioinformatics, Bioinformatics Sequence
 Markup Language (BSML), with a biology-smart browser, Genomic XML Browser(TM)
 and XML converters, LabBook has created the ideal "front-end" for life science
 informatics that enables dynamic integration and annotation of diverse
 databases.
     "LabBook's enabling software adds power to the wealth of comprehensive and
 timely information and the advanced search, navigation, and retrieval
 capabilities of Wiley InterScience," said Eric A. Swanson, Senior Vice
 President, Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishing, John Wiley & Sons,
 Inc.  "Our relationship with LabBook represents another important step by
 Wiley to deliver our content online in a manner that accelerates the discovery
 process for researchers in commercial, academic, and government settings. We
 look forward to partnering with LabBook in the development, marketing, and
 distribution of sophisticated informatics-based knowledge management solutions
 suited to the diverse needs of our customers."
     Wiley's delivery of Current Protocols content online, both through its
 Wiley InterScience platform and integrated within LabBook's software
 environment, will provide researchers with a Web workspace for online access
 to Current Protocols' carefully annotated, step-by-step procedures of the best
 scientific methods, contributed by hundreds of highly respected investigators
 from various scientific fields. Published by Wiley since 1987, starting with
 Current Protocols in Molecular Biology, the protocols are carefully selected
 for maximum applicability, lab-tested in leading laboratories, and thoroughly
 scrutinized by expert editorial boards to ensure easy duplication in any lab.
 With their regular updates, these publications constantly evolve and change to
 meet the needs of the scientific research community.
     Wiley InterScience was launched in the fall of 1997 to meet the growing
 worldwide demand for important, reliable, and timely scientific, technical,
 medical and professional information.  More than 300 journals in full text
 dating back to January 1997 and a number of major reference works are now
 available online via Wiley InterScience, to licensees and their authorized
 users.  A range of licensing options, including Basic Access and Enhanced
 Access Licenses, are offered to meet the needs of both small and large
 institutional customers.  Wiley InterScience also provides WWW access for
 members of scientific societies to their peer-reviewed professional journals
 published with Wiley, as well as Web-based access, for guest and other users,
 to cited journal content linked via CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org ), a
 publishing industry initiative in which Wiley has played a leadership role.
 
     ABOUT JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC.
     Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., is a global publisher of print
 and electronic products specializing in scientific, technical, and medical
 books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services;
 and textbooks and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate
 students as well as lifelong learners.  Wiley has publishing, marketing, and
 distribution centers in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and
 Australia.  The company's Class A and Class B shares are listed on the New
 York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb, respectively.
 Wiley's Internet site can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com .
 
     ABOUT LABBOOK, INC.
     LabBook, Inc. is an XML-powered life science informatics software and
 information provider for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and academic life
 science researcher.  LabBook's suite of software tools are built on the open
 and widely accepted eXtensible Markup Language (XML) standard, Bio-Sequence
 Markup Language -- BSML -- which enables data to be more easily represented
 and exchanged between systems in a highly visual and interactive manner.  To
 create a single unified and affordable desktop environment for creating,
 searching, collecting, manipulating and managing research data and related
 information, LabBook's offerings include: Genomic XML Browser(TM) queries,
 manages, and visualizes heterogeneous genomic data types while retaining their
 underlying associations, XML converters which serve as connectors to a variety
 of data sources and repositories that transform data "on the fly" to be
 integrated with other data by the XML-Browser.   LabBook has also partnered
 with IBM to provide integration of our front-end software with IBM's
 infrastructure technology creates the foundation of an end-to-end solution for
 effectively dealing with the vast amount of data generated by the life science
 researcher.  LabBook, Inc. offices are located in McLean, Virginia and
 Columbus, Ohio.  More information can be found at http://www.labbook.com .
 
 SOURCE  LabBook, Inc.