GeneGo Extends Agreement With Merck & Co., Inc.

ST. JOSEPH, Mich., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- GeneGo, Inc., a leading provider of software and databases for systems biology, today announced that Merck & Co., Inc. has extended its global enterprise agreement. This agreement provides Merck with access to GeneGo's content through MetaBase which includes access to MetaCore and MetaDrug content and GeneGo's internal database of disease biomarkers.

"Effective use of powerful systems biology data mining & analysis solutions have become an essential component of modern day drug discovery and development," said Julie Bryant, VP business development. "Merck is one of our first customers and we are pleased that they have chosen to renew and extend their agreement."

About GeneGo

GeneGo develops systems biology technology for life science research. The original computational MetaDiscovery(TM) platform allows an integration and expert analysis of different kinds of experimental data (mRNA expression, proteomics, metabolomics, microRNA assays and other phenotypic data) and relevant bioactive chemistry (metabolites, drugs, other xenobiotics) within the framework of curated biological pathways and networks. GeneGo's flagship product, MetaCore 4.7(TM), assists pharmaceutical scientists in the areas of target selection and validation, identification of biomarkers for disease states and toxicology. The second product, MetaDrug 4.7(TM) is designed for prediction of human metabolism, toxicity and biological effects for novel small molecules compounds. MetaBase(TM) represents the knowledge base for MetaCore. For more information, please visit the company's web site at http://www.genego.com

MetaCore(TM), MetaBase(TM), MetaDrug(TM), MetaLink(TM), MetaDiscovery(TM), MetaTox(TM), MetaMiner(TM) and 1-2-3 Workflow(TM) are trademarks of GeneGo, Inc.

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