Instem Releases Next Version of SRS Data Integration Platform

SRS Version 8.4 Provides Advanced Searching Capabilities

Instem Releases Next Version of SRS Data Integration Platform

Instem, a leading provider of to the global early development healthcare market, announced today it has released version 8.4 of its Sequence Retrieval System, also known as “”.

is a proven and scalable data integration platform that is used at over 300 commercial and academic sites. Designed to ensure flexibility and scalability, SRS provides a multi-layer enterprise scale solution to the problem of large-scale bioinformatics and genomic data integration.

SRS version 8.4 includes support for indexing data using Apache Lucene technology. This new text indexing technology provides SRS users with access to advanced text-based search capabilities, including improved phrase matching, fuzzy matching of terms and sorting of results based on the relevance of the match to the initial search.

“Utilizing Lucene indexing on designated databanks, information is more easily and readily found, and does not require complex Boolean logic queries to bring the most relevant search results to the front,” comments Gordon Baxter, Instem’s Chief Scientific Officer. “Our end users can find their information of interest even faster without the need to navigate through pages of results. This is yet another differentiator to alternative technologies in the market and helps ensure our clients see a clear ROI on day one of their deployment.”

Lucene indexing is configured by the administrator on a per-database level, and administrators have access to a number of configuration options to improve the relevance of results, such as the boosting of individual fields and the specifying of stop-words and synonyms.

Other Key updates in SRS version 8.4 include:

Instem has seen increased interest in its SRS technology, including a recent award from a global healthcare organization to provide an . Using SRS, the client can now identify patterns and trends in their data, generating new knowledge and scientific insight.

Instem is a leading supplier of IT applications to the early development healthcare market delivering for data collection, management and analysis across the R&D continuum. Instem applications are in use by customers worldwide, meeting the rapidlyexpanding needs of life science and healthcare organizations for data-driven decision making leading to safer, more effective products.

Instem’s portfolio of software solutions increases client productivity by automating while offering the unique ability to through the of actionable scientific information.

Instem supports its clients through full service offices in the United States, United Kingdom and China with additional locations in India and a full service distributor based in Japan.

To learn more about Instem solutions and its mission, please visit .

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