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INCOGEN Receives Commercialization Fund Award

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

INCOGEN announced today that the company was one of the recipients of the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund award from The Center for Innovative Technology in Virginia. The awards totaling $3.6 million were made to 22 organizations from academia, the research community, and industry in the Commonwealth for the purpose of funding targeted areas of research with commercial promise aligned with the Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap.

BISTI Project Data Production Completed!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

INCOGEN announced today that its collaborators have completed the data production stage of the BISTI renal carcinoma research project. The research project is led by INCOGEN and is funded through a $3.5 Million Phase II grant from the National Cancer Institute. It consists of scientists from Mayo Clinic, Eastern Virginia Medical School and Johns Hopkins University. The end of the data production stage is a significant milestone in the project and represents more than two years of collaborative effort in protein mass spectrometry (MS) and gene expression microarray (MA) data generation that is being used to perform an integrative biological study of renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

INCOGEN and Texas Biomedical Research Institute appear in Journal of Applied Biosafety

Friday, April 15, 2011

INCOGEN and its collaborators from Texas Biomedical Research Institute are pleased to announce the publication of a paper in the Journal of Applied Biosafety. The paper, entitled `An Electronic Inventory System Designed to Aid Compliance with the National Select Agents Registry Program` describes the INCOGEN LabrePort software, a web-based tool built specifically to manage biological agents in biosafety-level facilities. The full citation follows: Griffiths, A., Carrion, R. Jr., Miller, J., Sasinowska, H., Sasinowski, M., Patterson, J. L., `An Electronic Inventory System Designed to Aid Compliance with the National Select Agents Registry Program.` Applied Biosafety, Volume 16, Number 1, 2011.

INCOGEN Presents at ABSA Meeting

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

INCOGEN will present at the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) Meeting on Principles and Practices of Biosafety in San Antonio, TX on March 7, 2011. The presentation will highlight the INCOGEN LabrePort software, a web-based tool built specifically to manage biological agents in biosafety-level facilities.

University of Louisville Using LabrePort

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

INCOGEN is pleased to announce the most recent sale of its LabrePort web software system to the University of Louisville. The LabrePort software will be used by U of L scientists for management, tracking, and audit preparation of select agents in two BSL laboratories.

INCOGEN Releases LabrePort Software

Monday, March 15, 2010

INCOGEN announced the release of its latest software, LabrePort. The system, based on INCOGEN's successful GenePort framework, is a web-based tool built specifically to manage biological agents in BSL-type laboratories. The system efficiently tracks samples and all actions associated with each sample. It provides an intuitive and configurable search engine and report generators that greatly facilitate laboratory audits. For additional information about LabrePort, visit the LabrePort Products Page.

INCOGEN Celebrates First Employee's 10th Anniversary!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

INCOGEN celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Mr. Jason Miller's employment with the company. During his decade with INCOGEN, Jason's countless contributions to the company's growth and successes included leading the professional services efforts and IT department, the design and development of the GenePort software and several systems based on the GenePort framework, and wearing numerous other hats during the early stages of the company. Thank you, Jason, we couldn't have done it without you!


Thursday, October 1, 2009

INCOGEN announced today that it received a $400,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This funding will support INCOGEN's efforts toward the development of early detection and diagnosis technologies for cancer research.

INCOGEN GenePort Software at Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

INCOGEN announced today that the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research has become the latest user of the new INCOGEN GenePort software. Specifically, the software will be used as a tracking tool for select agents at SFBR.

INCOGEN to Provide Software and Services to Uniformed Services Medical Department

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

INCOGEN has begun a five-year project with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Under the project, INCOGEN will provide its GenePort and VIBE software as well as scientific support to scientists at the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.

Allergan Purchases New GenePort Software

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The latest version of the INCOGEN GenePort software will be used at Allergan, Inc. for microarray data management and analysis. As part of a related project, INCOGEN scientists are also providing statistics and data analysis support to researchers at Allergan.

INCOGEN and Collaborators receive Grant from National Cancer Institute

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The National Cancer Institute awarded a $3 Million Phase II research grant to INCOGEN for the development of a system biology-based diagnostic platform for renal cell carcinoma. INCOGEN\'s CEO, Dr. Maciek Sasinowski, will lead a multidisciplinary research team consisting of scientists from Mayo Clinic, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Northwestern University, Johns Hopkins University, and Biosystemix. The project is a continuation of INCOGEN\'s system biology-based diagnostic efforts and will focus on the integration of protein mass spectrometry and DNA microarray data.

So Much Data... so Little Time

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Dr. Sasinowski's editorial about the current state of biotechnology research was recently featured in the July issue of the Next Generation Pharmaceutical magazine. Access the articlehere.

INCOGEN Presents at ASMS Meeting

Monday, June 2, 2008

Join INCOGEN at the 56th Annual American Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference (ASMS) in Denver, CO on June 1-6. INCOGEN will present the VIBE software, focusing on the new capabilities of creating diagnostic workflows by combining gene expression microarray data with protein expression data obtained with mass spectrometry.

INCOGEN at Early Detection Research Network Conference

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

INCOGEN will present the latest application of the VIBE software in diagnostic workflows at the 5th Annual EDRN conference. The conference, hosted by the National Cancer Institute Early Detection Research Network, will be held in Bethesda, MD on March 17-19.

INCOGEN Receives Commercialization Award from NSF

Friday, December 14, 2007

The National Science Foundation awarded a $170,000 Phase IIB commercialization grant to INCOGEN for the VIBE Education Edition software.

INCOGEN at University of Virginia

Friday, November 9, 2007

Dr. Maciek Sasinowski presented a guest lecture for the faculty and students of the Biomedical Engineering Society at the University of Virginia. The lecture presented the history and current state of biotechnology and addressed the technical and business challenges in the changing landscape of life science informatics.

Mid-Atlantic Bio Conference

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The third annual Mid-Atlantic Bio conference brought together scientists, investors, and other biotechnology professionals to learn about leading developments in their fields and build connections. INCOGEN\'s Dr. Maciek Sasinowski served on the Executive Committee for the Conference and chaired the thought-provoking session entitled \'Biomarkers: Priceless or Worthless?\'

INCOGEN Receives Biomedical Informatics SBIR Phase I Award

Monday, October 1, 2007

INCOGEN began a Phase I pilot project funded by the National Institutes of Health Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative (BISTI). The software development project leverages existing INCOGEN technology to facilitate multidisciplinary and multi-institutional collaborations. Furthermore, it is aimed at improving access to resources provided by efforts such as NCI's Cancer Biomedical Information Grid (caBIG).

INCOGEN and Partners Receive DHS Contract

Thursday, September 6, 2007

The Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, Eastern Virginia Medical School, and INCOGEN received funding from the Department of Homeland Security to study the Marburg virus, a hemorrhagic fever virus that causes reccurring outbreaks in Africa. As part of the effort by the federal government to better characterize the threat posed by potential bioterror agents, this project represents one of the most comprehensive research programs to date on Marburg virus.

VIBE at Yale University School of Medicine

Thursday, July 19, 2007

The School of Medicine at Yale University joins the list of INCOGEN VIBE customers. Scientists, students, and clinicians at the Keck Lab at Yale will use the VIBE software for research and bioinformatics education.

INCOGEN Presents at ASMS Conference

Friday, May 25, 2007

INCOGEN and its collaborators from The College of William and Mary and Eastern Virginia Medical School will present at the Amercian Society for Mass Spectrometry 2007 Annual Conference. The presentations will discuss the latest progress on the team's cancer biomarker discovery efforts. Join us in Indianapolis on June 3-7 to hear more about our exciting research.

National Cancer Institute extends contract with INCOGEN

Monday, April 16, 2007

INCOGEN successfully delivered the first milestone of its software development contract to the National Cancer Institute. Following the successful deliverable, the NCI exercised its option to extend the contract for an additional two-year period. During the contract period, INCOGEN will deliver diagnostics software to identify cancer biomarkers by integrating data obtained from gene expression microarray and mass spectrometry experiments.

INCOGEN presents at Lombardi Cancer Center

Friday, March 16, 2007

Dr. Sasinowski was an invited speaker at the Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. His presentation, Visual Programming in Diagnostic Workflows, highlighted the use of the INCOGEN VIBE-MS software in cancer research.

Federal Bureau of Investigation becomes INCOGEN's latest client

Thursday, February 22, 2007

INCOGEN delivered a customized version of its GenePort 5.0 product to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Dr. Sasinowski at Young Presidents' Organization

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Dr. Maciek Sasinowski delivered the opening keynote at the Young Presidents' Organizationbiotechnology event in Washington, DC, where he discussed the state and future of biotechnology in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Dr. Sasinowski joined a group of distinguished invited speakers, including Nobel Laureate and President of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Dr. Thomas Cech.

INCOGEN at Mid-Atlantic Bio Conference

Monday, October 9, 2006

INCOGEN's CEO, Dr. Maciek Sasinowski, led a panel at the 2006 Mid-Atlantic Bio Conference held at the Ronald Reagan Center in Washington, DC. The annual conference is the leading regional biotechnology event and is collectively sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic's most influential bioscience and investor associations, MdBio, the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), and the Virginia Biotechnology Association (VaBIO).

INCOGEN Receives Contract from National Cancer Institute

Monday, October 2, 2006

INCOGEN received a two-and-a-half-year, $850,000 contract from the Early Detection Research Network at the National Cancer Institute. Under the contract, the company will develop diagnostics software to identify cancer biomarkers by integrating data obtained from gene expression microarray and mass spectrometry experiments. The new software will be built on the INCOGEN VIBE platform and will enable an integrated approach for biomarker discovery and validation.

INCOGEN Presents at National Cancer Institute Meeting

Monday, April 10, 2006

INCOGEN presented a beta version of its VIBE Mass Spectrometry (VIBE-MS) software at theSecond Annual caBIG(TM) Meeting . The caBIG, or Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid, effort is a flagship project of the National Cancer Institute to speed the delivery of innovative approaches for the prevention and treatment of cancer by creating a World Wide Web of cancer research. Visit the INCOGEN Cancer Research page for additional information on INCOGEN's collaborative work on the detection and validation of prostate cancer and leukemia biomarkers.

INCOGEN Announces Collaboration with Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Wednesday, March 1, 2006

INCOGEN and W&M's Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) have announced a collaboration to develop an informatics system for the Virginia Estuarine and Coastal Observing System (VECOS). During the project, funded in part by the Office of Naval Research, INCOGEN will develop infrastructure to manage, search, visualize, and service real-time and archived sensor data from the Chesapeake Bay. Visit the VIMS web site) for more information on coastal observing and modeling research.

VIBE-Ed Beta Release

Thursday, January 19, 2006

INCOGEN has announced the Beta release of VIBE-Ed Bioinformatics Education Software following the 2005 $500,000 National Science Foundation Phase II SBIR award to create an educational version of their industry-leading bioinformatics analysis workflow platform, VIBE. Please see the press release for more details.

INCOGEN CEO Appointed to Governor-Elect's Transition Committee

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Dr. Maciek Sasinowski was recently appointed to Virginia Governor-Elect Tim Kaine's Technology Transition Policy Committee. The committee is comprised of representatives from advanced technology companies, associations and institutes from across the Commonwealth. Within the Transition Committee, Dr. Sasinowski will serve as the Co-chair of the Emerging Technologies Subcommittee.

VIBE 3.3 Released

Thursday, December 8, 2005

INCOGEN has announced the release of Version 3.3 of the award-winning Visual Integrated Bioinformatics Environment: VIBE. Version 3.3 continues the deployment of enhancements and new features for the client-server bioinformatics environment from INCOGEN. VIBE has pioneered the use of cross-platform technology and a "drag and drop" user interface to greatly accelerate the creation and deployment of analysis workflows. Please see the complete press release for details.

INCOGEN Receives Award to Continue Development of Bioinformatics Education Software

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

INCOGEN has announced that the company received a $500,000 Phase II SBIR award from the National Science Foundation to continue the development of its VIBE-Ed software. The software, which will be beta tested at several universities across the country, will be co-marketed with Apple Computer. Please see the full press release for details.

INCOGEN featured in Virginia Business Magazine

Friday, July 1, 2005

An article about INCOGEN and its collaboration with the College of William and Mary appeared in the July issue of Virginia Business Magazine.

VIBE 3.1 Released

Thursday, April 28, 2005

INCOGEN has announced the release of Version 3.1 of the award-winning and industry-leading Visual Integrated Bioinformatics Environment: VIBE. Several key milestones include VIBE-ED beta deployment and broader OS coverage. Please see the full press release for more information.

INCOGEN Receives Second-year Funding for Cancer Diagnostics Research

Thursday, March 31, 2005

INCOGEN has announced that the company has successfully met their first-year milestones and received the remaining $1.2 million of a two-year, $2 Million award from the National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute to continue its research program in cancer diagnostics. Please see the full press release here.

Upcoming Webinar

Wednesday, March 2, 2005

On March 18 at noon Eastern Time the Director of Discovery at a US-based Pharma company will give a webinar describing the impact of tools and services from INCOGEN on their scientific productivity. Please see the full press release for more details.

New Desktop Software Initiative Announced

Thursday, November 18, 2004

INCOGEN has announced a major Desktop Software Initiative to build on the November release of Version 3.0 of the award-winning and industry-leading Visual Integrated Bioinformatics Environment: VIBE. Please see the press release for details.

INCOGEN announces upcoming VIBE 3.0 release

Friday, November 5, 2004

INCOGEN has announced the November release of Version 3.0 of the award-winning and industry-leading Visual Integrated Bioinformatics Environment: VIBE. Version 3.0 continues the deployment of enhancements and new features for the client-server bioinformatics environment from INCOGEN. VIBE has pioneered the use of cross-platform technology and a "drag and drop" user interface to greatly accelerate the creation and deployment of analysis workflows. Please see the full text of the press release for more information.

INCOGEN Sponsors APIII 2004

Wednesday, September 1, 2004

INCOGEN, Inc. announced today a major sponsorship of The Advancing Practice, Instruction and Innovation through Informatics conference (APIII 2004). Read the full press release here.

INCOGEN VIBE Licensed by National Institutes of Health

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

The National Institutes of Health, part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, has purchased a multi-client license of VIBE from INCOGEN for use in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) Research Technologies Branch. Please see the full press release for more information.

INCOGEN Welcomes New Executive

Monday, May 3, 2004

Mr. Don Van Dyke joins the INCOGEN team as Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Van Dyke brings with him two decades of business development, sales and marketing, and executive experience in biotechnology. Read the full press release here.

INCOGEN Receives Additional Funding for Cancer Diagnostics Program

Monday, April 19, 2004

INCOGEN announced today that it received a $2 Million, two-year Phase II SBIR award from the National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute to continue its proteomics collaboration with the College of William and Mary and Eastern Virginia Medical School. Find out more about this exciting project in the Research section and read the full press releasehere.

VIBE now available through the Sun Customer Ready Systems Program

Monday, March 22, 2004

Earlier this year Sun Microsystems announced the availability of VIBE from the Sun Customer Ready Systems (CRS) program as part of its new Starter Cluster, a ready-to-deploy, affordable computing option for life sciences researchers. Sun CRS integrates Sun and complementary third-party hardware and software products into pre-tested solutions based on customer specifications. Please see the full press release to learn more about these developments.

INCOGEN VIBE Licensed by U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Monday, March 22, 2004

The U. S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) recently purchased the right to use INCOGEN VIBEdata pipelining software for its ongoing life science research programs. Please see the press release for more details.

INCOGEN Receives Funding From National Science Foundation for Bioinformatics Education

Monday, February 9, 2004

INCOGEN announces a pilot project to expand VIBE into a bioinformatics teaching tool to address the growing need for university-level training in bioinformatics. The six-month project is funded in part by the National Science Foundation and involves close collaboration with educators and students at the College of William and Mary. Read the full press release about the exciting VIBE educational project.

New! VIBE Introduction Video

Thursday, November 13, 2003

A brief demonstration video was published today for the VIBE workflow management system.View this 6-minute clip for information behind the system, an overview of useful features, and to see the software in action.

See the full press release about the latest version of VIBE and the VIBE Software Development Kit (SDK). 

Discovery Computing Increases Efficiency, Not Costs

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

"Life sciences firms live on the bleeding edge of the IT world--and often pay dearly for it. Today, companies like INCOGEN are offering a new crop of powerful, low-cost, distributed computing solutions enable firms to rethink their approaches to high-performance computing." Read the full article from the Sun Microsystems eZine.

Updated VIBE Released

Friday, October 24, 2003

INCOGEN released an updated version of our popular VIBE software today. An evaluation version is available on the VIBE product page. Version 2.6 brings new primer design tools, enhanced user customization, improved proxy and network configurations, and more! Please see the VIBE product page for details.

INCOGEN at VABio Summit

Friday, October 10, 2003

Join INCOGEN at the largest regional biotechnology conference, the VABio Summit in McLean, VA on October 13-15. Exhibitors and attendees from industry and academia will discuss the latest research, business strategies, and policies in biotechnology and related fields. On Wednesday, October 15, INCOGEN's CEO, Dr. Maciek Sasinowski, will chair a panel on "Current Challenges in Bioinformatics" that will include panelists from Sun Microsystems, Oracle, TimeLogic, and HealthRx.

INCOGEN releases open-source BugPort project

Tuesday, September 30, 2003

INCOGEN recently released its internal BugPort defect management project as open-source code. The system is a web-based, PHP interface to manage software development tasks and defects and enhance the communication across teams. If you wish to follow the continuing development of BugPort, we invite you to subscribe for project release notices and join the hundreds of users who downloaded this exciting new system since its initial public release just a few weeks ago.

INCOGEN at SunNetwork Event

Monday, September 15, 2003

Visit INCOGEN's booth at the SunNetwork Conference in the Moscone Center, San Francisco on September 16-18. The exhibits will feature INCOGEN's software on Sun Microsystems' latest server platforms, including the Linux/x86 systems. Stay tuned for an exciting joint announcement between INCOGEN and Sun!

INCOGEN exhibits and presents at BIO2003

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

INCOGEN will exhibit at the upcoming BIO2003 conference in Washington, DC, June 23-25. We invite you to visit INCOGEN in Booth #813 to see demonstrations of the latest versions of our tools and to talk to our experts about INCOGEN's Professional Services.

INCOGEN's CEO, Dr. Maciek Sasinowski, will also participate in two panel presentations and discussions on Monday, June 23.

INCOGEN's VIBE inducted into ComputerWorld "Hall of Fame"

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

This month the VIBE project was inducted into the ComputerWorld Honors collection. For fifteen years the Computerworld Honors Program has been cataloguing examples of how information technology is being used to benefit society and includes over 4,000 case studies archived in 35 countries. The INCOGEN/VIBE case study was nominated by Scott McNealy, CEO of Sun Microsystems, and is now part of the global archives which reside in more than 125 of the leading museums, archives, libraries and other academic institutions around the world. INCOGEN's CEO, Dr. Maciek Sasinowski, was honored at a black-tie gala at the San Francisco City Hall for conceiving the idea of visual programming in life science informatics. View the Computer World Honors press release and the VIBE case study.

INCOGEN receives NIH/NCI grant

Friday, March 14, 2003

INCOGEN was awarded a research grant from the National Institute of Health National Cancer Institute. Under the award, the company will develop algorithms to classify patient profiles for early cancer diagnosis based on SELDI (Surface Enhanced Laser Desorption Ionisation) mass spectrometry data. The work will be conducted in collaboration with the College of William and Mary and Eastern Virginia Medical School. Both institutes serve as subcontracts under the NIH NCI award. More information about INCOGEN's cancer diagnostic research.

INCOGEN and Sun to promote VIBE SDK at O'Reilly

Thursday, January 30, 2003

INCOGEN and Sun Microsystems will be showcasing the VIBE Software Development Kit (SDK) at the annual O'Reilly Biotechnology Conference in San Diego, February 3-6. VIBE SDK is a special packaging of INCOGEN's powerful and user-friendly VIBE workflow environment that allows bioinformaticists to integrate their own or third-party tools into the system. Dr. Loralyn Mears of Sun will be giving an overview of the capabilities of VIBE SDK during her talk at 10:45 on Tuesday morning titled "Technologies that Enable Research." Visit the Sun exhibit booths #12 and 13 to see a live demo of the VIBE system.

INCOGEN Featured in Technology Trends Magazine

Monday, November 18, 2002

Dr. Sasinowski recently expressed his "viewpoint" about web services, the Semantic Web, and the impact on those technologies on life sciences. The article was featured in the fall issue of Deloitte and Touche's Technology Trends magazine. The issue, entitled Making Connections(pdf version) also features stories about valuations of technology companies, patent and intellectual asset management, the next generation Internet, and wireless network security.

INCOGEN CEO joins VABIO Board of Directors

Wednesday, October 23, 2002

INCOGEN's Founder and CEO, Dr. Maciek Sasinowski, was elected to join the Board of Directors of the Virginia Biotechnology Association. The new appointment emphasizes Dr. Sasinowski's commitment to the advancement of Biotechnology, particularly in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It also demonstrates INCOGEN's continuing role as one of the leaders in the field.

INCOGEN Releases VIBE SDK - Free for Academic Use

Wednesday, October 2, 2002

INCOGEN announces the release of the VIBE Software Development Kit (SDK). The new software, which is based on the popular INCOGEN VIBE bioinformatics package, adds an open Application Programming Interface (API) to the existing software. The addition of the API allows users to integrate third-party tools and new data types into the VIBE framework. North Carolina Universities, NC BioGrid Initiative, National Research Council of Canada's Canadian Bioinformatics Resource are among the first to adopt the software. Read the full press releaseand the VIBE SDK overview (PDF format - Acrobat Reader required) for additional information.


Monday, September 23, 2002

Visit the INCOGEN exhibit booth at the upcoming 14th International Genome Sequencing & Analysis Conference (October 2-5, 2002) in Boston, MA for a sneak peek at the highly anticipated VIBE Software Development Kit (VIBE SDK) and our other bioinformatics tools.

New Faces at INCOGEN

Thursday, August 15, 2002

INCOGEN welcomes Mr. David Lee Fuquay and Ms. Ying Li to the Software Development Team!

INCOGEN Announces Proteomics Collaboration with Eastern Virginia Medical School

Friday, July 19, 2002

INCOGEN and the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA will co-develop a software package to facilitate accurate diagnosis of cancer. The diagnosis will be based on classification of proteomics data obtained through mass spectrometry. The work will focus on exploring the applicability of various existing and modified statistical approaches for signal conditioning and classification of SELDI (Surface-Enhanced Laser Desorption Ionization) data derived from analysis of sera from individuals with pediatric Hodgkin's disease and acute myeloid leukemia.

INCOGEN-lead I3C Interoperability Effort Showcased at BIO2002

Friday, May 31, 2002

The I3C will showcase a demonstration of interoperable bioinformatics tools in its booth at theBIO2002 conference in Toronto, Canada on June 9-12. The effort was coordinated by INCOGEN and the Whitehead Institute at MIT with extensive contributions by AVAKI, IBM, Sun and TurboGenomics. Read the full press release here.

William and Mary and INCOGEN efforts in bioinformatics training featured in Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, May 21, 2002

The Wall Street Journal reports a "Feeding Frenzy for People Skilled in Both Biology and Technology." The article discusses challenges to recruit qualified employees to bioinformatics companies and the efforts of interdisciplinary and bioinformatics training at universities such as The College of William and Mary and University of Virginia. The article also describes INCOGEN's recent move to Williamsburg, VA and the advantages of locating companies in close proximity to universities that offer bioinformatics training, such as W&M. For the complete story, visit (A subscription to Wall Street Journal on-line is required.)

First CTRF Bioinformatics Workshop

Friday, May 10, 2002

The College of William and Mary, INCOGEN, and VBI are co-hosting the first in a series of bioinformatics workshops under the auspices of the Commonwealth Technology Research Fund. The two-day event will take place at the W&M Univeristy Center on May 17th and 18th. Visit the workshop home page for additional information, agenda and registration.

INCOGEN featured at BTG/VCU Biotech Day

Friday, April 26, 2002

Today, BTG and Virginia Commonwealth University hosted the Biotechnology Day Event at the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park in Richmond, VA. The event featured presentations from INCOGEN and two additional Virginia biotechnology firms.

INCOGEN Receives Technology Award

Monday, April 8, 2002

The Hampton Roads Technology Council and KPMG LLP recently honored INCOGEN at the prestigious "Tech Nite 02" event at Northrop Grumman Newport News. The fifth annual awards ceremony for the local tech sector also set the stage for Virginia's new Secretary of Technology George Newstrom's first local visit. INCOGEN received the High-Tech Emerging Company Award for its promise for profits in the growing field of bioinformatics. Three other awards were also presented to Mr. William Kamarek (High-Tech Entrepreneur of 2002), ABSolute Integrated Solutions (High-Tech Company Award), Ms. Sheila Wisherd (High-Tech Leadership Award). The Jefferson Lab, NASA Langley Research Center and Face International Corporation also received awards for developing the area's most significant intellectual property for the year.

INCOGEN at BioIT World

Tuesday, March 12, 2002

INCOGEN will participate March 12-14 at the BioIT World conference in Boston, MA. We invite you to participate in the I3C Technical Architecture Working Group meeting on Wednesday, March 13, co-chaired by INCOGEN's Mrs. Krista Miller and the Whitehead Institute's Mr. Brian Gilman.


Monday, March 11, 2002

INCOGEN will exhibit March 11-13 at the second Computational Challenges in the Post-Genomics Age conference in Durham, NC. Don't miss your opportunity to see INCOGEN's latest products and talk to our staff. We look forward to seeing you there!

INCOGEN welcomes Mr. Pae Choi

Monday, February 18, 2002

Mr. Pae Choi began his new career with INCOGEN today. He joined the company as the project lead for the NIST project, bringing extensive experience in other compute-intensive industries in the areas of remote computing and architecture design. He has participated in the ebXML initiative and enjoys hands-on learning of new technologies, golf and fishing. Mr. Choi relocated to Williamsburg from Oregon with his wife and son.

INCOGEN goes back to school

Thursday, February 7, 2002

Dr. Maciek Sasinowski (CEO, Founder), Dr. Heather Sasinowska (COO), and Mr. Jason Miller (Director of Information Technology) visited Dr. Jarek Gryz's graduate course in data mining technologies at William & Mary to present real world complexities faced by database-dependent industries.  The presenters expounded on topics such as ontologies, semantics and data mining in life sciences and met with potential candidates for graduate student projects advised jointly by INCOGEN and William and Mary faculty.

INCOGEN speaks on behalf of I3C at O'Reilly Conference

Thursday, January 31, 2002

At the 2002 O'Reilly Bioinformatics Technology Conference January 28-31, researchers and software developers from around the world gathered to listen and share experiences about the rewards and challenges of the field.  The I3C track on Thursday featured a presentation from Mrs. Krista Miller of INCOGEN and Mr. Brian Gilman of the Whitehead Institute which covered the past and ongoing activities in the Technical Architecture Workgroup (TechArch).  Mrs. Miller and Mr. Gilman serve as co-chairs of the group.

INCOGEN speaks at annual Business Leaders� Meeting and unveils new logo

Thursday, January 31, 2002

Today INCOGEN was the guest of honor at the annual James City County Business Leaders' meeting. Officials from the state and local economic development offices showcased the company's successful transition to Virginia. Dr. Heather Sasinowska, INCOGEN's COO, presented the transition from INCOGEN's perspective. INCOGEN accepted the warm welcome to the community and unveiled its new logo, a platinum and royal blue rendering of the familiar cube (done in an M.C. Escher-esque style) comprised of two double-helixes. The logo was designed by the local graphic development firm, Howell Design.

INCOGEN to exhibit at PAG X

Thursday, January 10, 2002

Visit us in booth 405 at the Plant and Animal Genome X Conference to find out more about INCOGEN's suite of bioinformatics tools, including GenePortVIBE HDFR, and Magelan.

NIST ATP visits INCOGEN�s new offices

Thursday, December 13, 2001

On December 13, representatives from the National Institute of Standards Advanced Technology Program (NIST ATP) visited INCOGEN's new offices in Williamsburg.  Ms. Bettijoyce Lide, Project Manager, returned to the town of her Alma Mater, the College of William and Mary, with her colleague Ms. Jayne Orthwein, Business Specialist, for a kick-off meeting regarding INCOGEN's NIST ATP project (press release).

INCOGEN announces the relocation of its corporate headquarters to Williamsburg, VA.

Thursday, November 29, 2001

INCOGEN today announced the completion of the relocation of its corporate headquarters to Williamsburg, VA. The relocation will facilitate INCOGEN's bioinformatics collaboration with the Commonwealth of Virginia, The College of William and Mary, located in Williamsburg, and the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, located in Blacksburg, VA. The collaboration represents a $6.6 million effort funded in part through a $3.2 million grant from the Commonwealth Technology Research Fund to the College of William and Mary, and includes a $1.5 million subcontract to INCOGEN. Please read INCOGEN's press release and the announcement from Jim Gilmore, the Governor of Virginia, for more information.

INCOGEN exhibits at 13th annual GSAC

Tuesday, October 23, 2001

The 13th annual Genome Sequencing and Analysis Conference was held at the San Diego Convention Center.  In the wake of the September 11th tragedies, attendance was notably lower than previous years, but INCOGEN's representatives as well as the other 1,700 participants contributed to a successful conference.  During the conference, Dr. Maciek Sasinowski accepted his Genome Technology All-Star Award at the GT/Compaq GT All-Stars Party.

INCOGEN returns for Sun's annual IAC meeting

Monday, October 22, 2001

INCOGEN was pleased to accept Sun Microsystems' invitation to participate at the second Informatics Advisory Council meeting on October 22-23 at Sun's Palo Alto campus.  Representatives from other life science software companies such as DoubleTwist, Informax, and Beyond Genomics also participated.  The group discussed the state and future of life science informatics and Sun Microsystems' role in advancing the field.

Mr. Eiichi Sengoku signs on

Wednesday, October 17, 2001

INCOGEN is pleased to welcome Mr. Eiichi Sengoku, who goes by the phonetic alias "H.E.", to the Sales and Marketing team as the Manager of Business Development.  Mr. Sengoku's scientific background includes an M.S. in genetics from Clemson University and his professional and business experience includes managerial positions at Sigma-Aldrich and Nalge Nunc International.

September 11, 2001

Tuesday, September 11, 2001

The members of the INCOGEN family extend their most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to families, friends, survivors, and all whose lives have been touched by the events of this tragic day.

INCOGEN releases HDFR3 with database functionality

Saturday, September 1, 2001

INCOGEN announced today the release of the third generation of the High Density Filter Reader (HDFR3). The primary attractions for the new release are the added database functionality and integration with INCOGEN's GenePort software. Users can now retrieve baseline data from the database for use in new expression comparisons and analyses. GenePort users have the added benefit of integrated macroarray data in the information management system.


Friday, July 27, 2001

The National Institute of Standards and Technology announced today that INCOGEN was selected as one of the 2001 recipients of funding through their Advanced Technology Program. The project, entitled "Development of an Extensible, Homogeneous Infrastructure for Distributed Bioinformatics Resources," will be funded, in part, by ATP over the next three years.

Please read INCOGEN's press release and ATP's announcement for more information.

Dr. Maciek Sasinowski, INCOGEN�s Founder and CEO, becomes one of Genome Technology�s All-Stars!

Sunday, July 1, 2001

We've always known it but now we have proof! An Internet survey of the genomics community conducted by Genome Technology magazine voted INCOGEN's CEO as one of the most outstanding individuals in the genomics field. In the category of Genomics Tool Development, INCOGEN's Maciek Sasinowski, was placed third after Michael Hunkapiller (Applied Biosystems), and Stephen Fodor (Affymetrix). The category was rounded out by Andrew Conway (Silicon Genetics) and Lee Hood (Institute for Systems Biology) who tied for fourth place. The winners in the other categories include Eric Lander (Whitehead Institute) for Academic/Public Sector Genomics Technology, Craig Venter (Celera) for Biotech Industry Genomics Technology and Most Important CEO or Senior Executive, Elliott Sigal (Bristol-Myers Squibb) for Big Pharma/Big Agriscience Genomics Technology, Gene Myers (Celera) for Bioinformatics/Computing, Tony Frudakis (DNAPrint Genomics) for SNPs/Genotyping, Pat Brown (Stanford University) for Gene Expression, and John Yates, III (The Scripps Research Institute) for Proteomics. For the entire story, read the July issue of Genome Technology.

Global Biotech and Information Technology Leaders Form Consortium to Promote Interoperability for Life Science Data

Tuesday, June 26, 2001

BIO, IBM, INCOGEN, LabBook, Millennium, National Cancer Institute, Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Others Create Interoperable Informatics Infrastructure (I3C) to Develop Open Protocols for Data Exchange, Data Management and Knowledge Management in Life Sciences Read the full text of the press release.

I3C and INCOGEN in the Silicon Valley Business Ink

Tuesday, May 1, 2001

Read the full story on the Silicon Valley Business Ink web site.

BIO 2001 Conference

Thursday, March 15, 2001

INCOGEN will attend and exhibit at the BIO 2001 Conference in San Diego on June 24-27.  INCOGEN's President and CEO, Dr. Maciek Sasinowski, will participate in a plenary session panel discussion involving the I3C effort.  We look forward to seeing you there!

INCOGEN helps found the Interoperable Informatics Infrastructure Consortium (I3C).

Thursday, March 1, 2001

INCOGEN becomes one of the seven founding members of the Interoperable Informatics Infrastructure Consortium (I3C), an open initiative to create a common platform for life sciences. The other founding members include: Sun Microsystems (, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) (, Oracle (, TimeLogic (, LabBook (, Blackstone ( and the National Cancer Institute ( A prototype demonstration of this effort will be presented at the BIO 2001 Conference in San Diego.

BIO CEO and Investor Conference 2001

Monday, February 19, 2001

INCOGEN attended the BIO CEO and Investor Conference in New York City. During a round table panel discussion, INCOGEN and its collaborators (BIO, SUN, Blackstone, NCI, Oracle, TimeLogic and LabBook) announced a joint effort to develop an open platform for the life sciences based on Java and XML. The outcome of the joint effort will be displayed at the BIO 2001 International Biotechnology Convention and Exhibition (June 24-27, 2001) in San Diego, CA. Read the press release on GenomeWeb for more details.

CHI Tri-Genome Conference

Friday, February 2, 2001

INCOGEN will attend the CHI Tri-Genome Conference at the Fairmont Hotel (March 3-9, 2001) in San Francisco, California. We look forward to talking with you. If you would like to set up an appointment to meet with us during the conference please email us at

Generation G

Thursday, February 1, 2001

In the February issue of Genome Technology, INCOGEN's Maciek Sasinowski (CEO and President) and Heather Sasinowska (VP and COO) were proclaimed as two of the "16 Rising Stars of the New Biology." The issue contained theirs as well as 14 additional Generation G Science Stars biographies.

2001 Brings New Faces to INCOGEN

Monday, January 29, 2001

INCOGEN welcomes Ms. Prayrana Khadye and Ms. Dawn Cannan to our Quality Assurance Team.


Tuesday, January 2, 2001

Visit our booth (#230) at the Plant and Animal Genome IX Conference in San Diego, CA, on January 14-17 to see demonstrations of the INCOGEN bioinformatics software suite. (And to receive great conference goodies!)

INCOGEN Releases Version 2.0 of High Density Filter Reader

Wednesday, December 20, 2000

Version 2.0 of the High Density Filter Reader adds quantification / expression analysis functionality to the popular INCOGEN filter analysis software.

INCOGEN Explores New Territory with Magelan Gel Analysis Software

Friday, December 15, 2000

INCOGEN releases its latest addition to its suite of bioinformatics tools: Magelan, the Multiple-Application Gel Analyzer. By combining three applications (fingerprint analysis, allele-calling/genotyping, and fragment sizing) into one comprehensive utility, INCOGEN has created a powerful and efficient tool for the analysis of gel images.

INCOGEN Exhibiting in Baltimore

Monday, October 30, 2000

Visit our exhibit booth (#9) at the upcoming  "4th Annual Conference on Computational Genomics" conference (November 16 - 19, 2000) in Baltimore, Maryland.  We look forward to seeing you there.

New Faces at INCOGEN

Monday, October 30, 2000

INCOGEN welcomes Eric Gregory, Quality Assurance Technician, and Todd Mateer, Software Engineer.

Talking Heads

Monday, October 23, 2000

Recently, INCOGEN CEO and President, Dr. Maciek Sasinowski, talked about trends in bioinformatics and genomics in the "Talking Heads" section in BioInform, the weekly global bioinformatics news service. Here is the full text of the interview.

INCOGEN Announces Collaboration with Sun Microsystems

Wednesday, September 13, 2000

INCOGEN announced today that it has joined the Sun Microsystems Inc. Discovery Informatics program. Scientists at INCOGEN are committed to using their expertise in bioinformatics to provide the life science community with a turnkey solution to facilitate and accelerate discovery. Utilizing the Sun Microsystems architecture as their premiere development platform was a strategic decision, key to meeting the expectations of their customers and to discovering new approaches towards the advancement of computational genomics. Read the full text of the Press Release on Sun's web site for more details.

Latest Software Release

Monday, September 11, 2000

INCOGEN has added a new genomics discovery tool, the Visual Integrated Bioinformatics Environment (VIBE), to their suite of bioinformatics programs. VIBE, developed in collaboration with TimeLogic Corporation, serves as a visual data analysis and mining environment for TimeLogic's DeCypher line of bioinformatics accelerators and accelerated server farms. Read the full text of the Press Release for more details. 

The VIBE release was also announced on the Genomeweb web site, the New Media for the New Biology.

See you in Miami

Tuesday, July 18, 2000

Visit our exhibit booth (#809) at the upcoming 12th International Genome Sequencing & Analysis Conference (September 12 - 15, 2000) at the Fontainebleau Hilton in sunny (we hope!) Miami Beach, Florida. As always, we'll be giving away goodies at our booth, including the infamous, mind-teasing "INCOGEN cube" 3-D puzzles. We have been told that the puzzles make boring conference talks go faster, but we have to take your word for it. We do know, however, that completing a cube has been known to cause spontaneous and unexpected exclamations of excitement (and strange looks that follow it!) during conference talks.

INCOGEN, Inc. and TimeLogic Corporation will also host a happy-hour party in their hospitality suite at the Fontainebleau Hilton on Wednesday, September 13, starting at 4pm. Guests will be treated to fine wine, cold beer, and all kinds of great appetizers in an informal and fun setting. Look for signs at the conference or check out the INCOGEN or TimeLogic booth for the room number. We look forward to seeing you there!

INCOGEN Expands Marketing and Sales Department

Wednesday, July 5, 2000

INCOGEN welcomes Cory Phillips to its rapidly growing staff. Mr. Phillips will join the Marketing and Sales Department directed by Mr. Louis DeSimone.

INCOGEN Releases Software for High-Density Filter Analysis

Monday, June 19, 2000

INCOGEN adds the High Density Filter Reader (HDFR) to its suite of bioinformatics analysis tools. The HDFR employs an efficient image recognition algorithm to quickly and accurately identify clone locations on high-density membranes. Fully functional demo versions of the product are available on the HDFR page.
Read the full text of the press release for more details.

INCOGEN and TimeLogic announce Bioinformatics Collaboration

Thursday, June 1, 2000

The Institute for Computational Genomics, Inc. and TimeLogic Corporation announced today a product development and marketing collaboration to deliver tools for managing high-throughput sequence analysis. INCOGEN will develop Java-based graphical user interfaces that will allow researchers to efficiently construct, manage and visualize genomic analyses and their results using TimeLogic's popular DeCypher series of bioinformatics supercomputers. Read ourPress Release for more details.

Upcoming Conferences

Wednesday, May 17, 2000

We will be attending the "Beyond Genome 2000" conference (June 19 - 23, 2000) in San Francisco, California and the "6th International Congress of Plant Molecular Biology" conference (June 18 - 24, 2000) in Quebec, Canada. We look forward to talking with you. If you would like to set up an appointment to meet with us during either conference please email us at:

Welcoming New Faces to INCOGEN

Wednesday, May 17, 2000

Clay Campbell, Bioinformatics Technician, and Brian Kamery, Principal Scientist, recently joined our growing staff.

INCOGEN Gives Grant to Clemson University

Monday, January 31, 2000

Recently, INCOGEN awarded a research grant to Dr. Marie Coffin, a faculty member in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Clemson University. The research grant will fund Dr. Coffin for one semester to develop methods for managing high-throughput sequence analysis.

Web page updates

Tuesday, January 18, 2000

Due to great amount of interest and feedback from you generated at the San Diego conference we have updated our web pages to include detailed descriptions about our new products and services.