Genome Solutions Establishes a Business Collaboration with the SAS Institute

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5th January 2015 - We are pleased to announce that Genome Solutions has officially signed an agreement with SAS Institute Pvt. Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the US-based SAS Institute Inc, to establish a strategic alliance in our geographical territory. The new alliance will explore business opportunities and market all lines of SAS software products, including the widely used JMP®, JMP® Genomics, JMP® Clinical, JMP® Graph Builder and JMP® Pro. JMP® Genomics is extensively used by geneticists, biologists, statisticians and bioinformaticians working in agriculture, biotechnology, pharmacogenomics and other areas of genomic or proteomic research for a broad range of applications. These include NGS data analysis, detection of rare and common variants, detection of differential expression patterns, biomarker discovery for disease prognosis or treatment response, genetic association studies, pathway analysis, and genomic selection methods important for guiding crop and livestock breeding strategies, discovering markers for increased yield or resistance to disease, pests and extreme weather conditions. Under the new alliance, Genome Solutions will also use SAS software for development of applications, prototype software or reuse solutions.

The internationally recognised SAS Institute Inc is the world's largest privately held software company with a revenue of USD 3.02 billion in 2013. It has customers in 138 countries including most of the top companies in the 2014 FORTUNE Global 500 list. This new strategic alliance between Genome Solutions and SAS will help enhance the profile and customer base of Genome Solutions.

About Genome Solutions

Genome Solutions is a bioinformatics and biomedical company based in the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Its core business is to provide genomic services and bioinformatics solutions to scientists from academia and industry.

With many years of extensive experience and a strong team of specialists, Genome Solutions supports clients both locally and globally to achieve their project goals in faster and smarter ways. Genome Solutions offers a wide range of genomic research services focussed on activities which are important for their clients. Genome Solutions is also actively involved in R&D to keep abreast of new developments and trends in this fast-growing market.

About SAS

SAS Institute Inc is a developer of analytics software based in Cary, North Carolina, USA. SAS develops and markets a suite of analytics software, which helps manage, access, analyze and report on data to aid in decision-making. The company is the world's largest privately held software business company. SAS customers or affiliates represent 93 of the top 100 companies on the 2014 Fortune Global 500 list. The company has developed a model workplace environment and benefits program designed to retain employees, allowing them to focus on work while reducing operating costs.

Contact at Genome Solutions

Emily Choo