Sigma-Aldrich has received CIO magazine’s 2009 CIO 100 award for Your Favorite Gene powered by Ingenuity, a powerful web-based biological search tool that provides scientists access to dynamic gene-based content that they can use to model and evaluate prospective experiments in the context of previously published scientific literature.
“Your Favorite Gene and other Sigma-Aldrich online tools have helped establish us as a premiere resource where life science researchers can access information that allows them to better understand complex biological systems,” said Carl Turza, chief information officer of Sigma-Aldrich. “As biological data continues to expand, scientists need access to a dynamic, focused resource that contains the latest scientific information, and we’ve linked that to our cutting-edge products. Through much effort on our part, we have created an online presence designed to provide content that builds trust and encourages engagement with the life science community. We are honored to receive a CIO 100 award for our ongoing efforts.”
“This year’s CIO 100 awards draw well-deserved attention to companies that are innovating and creating business value with IT,” said Maryfran Johnson, editor in chief of CIO magazine & Events. “These winners are an inspiration to businesses everywhere.”
Sigma-Aldrich’s Your Favorite Gene is powered by Ingenuity, a software company focused on helping life science researchers more effectively use and understand biological and chemical information. Launched in January 2009, Your Favorite Gene powered by Ingenuity is significantly different from the static search options common among life science product providers. The portal enables researchers to search by gene, protein, function, disease, species, tissue or pathway to access a dynamic database of historical and cutting-edge research findings and biological information. From an initial search on the site, simple navigation allows for exploration of broader networks, providing insight into pathway interactions. Users can also model prospective experiments in Your Favorite Gene powered by Ingenuity, which bases its models on published scientific literature.
The 2009 CIO 100 awards will be presented at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on August 25, 2009 at the conclusion of the eleventh annual CIO 100 Symposium and Awards Ceremony.
Date: June 4, 2009
Source: Sigma Aldrich