Collexis and Morehouse School of Medicine Join Forces

June 16, 2007

COLUMBIA, S.C., June 12 – Collexis Inc., a leading knowledge management software developer, recently entered the first phase of collaboration with Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) to develop an Expert Profiler System. Based on the principle of fingerprinting, the resulting system will be a unique virtual knowledge directory.

William Kirkland, Collexis CEO, explained, Essentially, Collexis software creates a fingerprint for each piece of text that contains relevant information, such as competence sheets or project descriptions. The fingerprinting process makes use of the structure of a particular field’s professional terminology (fundamentally a thesaurus). This technique embodies the way people understand those terms and concepts.  We are thrilled that MSM has joined with a distinguished group of health sciences pioneers representing other institutions and companies in finding ways to increase efficiency and effectiveness in categorizing their research accomplishments.

As a result of the new initiative, research collaborations between disciplines will be simplified and enhanced, while marketing efforts and donor relation activities will be assisted.

We are very excited about working with Collexis on this joint pilot project, said Eve J. Higginbotham, M.D., dean and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Morehouse School of Medicine.

By providing a ‘fingerprint’ of the exemplary work of the faculty, we will be even more effective in fostering collaboration across disciplines than ever before. This technology is exactly what we were searching for given the increased complexity of performing translational research.

The Expert Profiler System project is being carried out via a working relationship with German-based Collexis Development partner SyynX Solutions.

SyynX CEO, Christian Herzog M.D. commented, It is an exciting project to work on and very fulfilling to develop applications that will benefit health-care users around the world.

Steve Leicht, Collexis VP of Sales stated, The MSM/Collexis collaboration will place the Atlanta-based medical school among an elite group of companies and research institutions currently using Collexis applications. Others include Johns Hopkins University, the University of California, San Francisco, the University of South Carolina, Merck & Co., Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lockheed Martin, the World Health Organization and the National Institutes of Health.

Described as Google on Steroids, Collexis utilizes conceptual searches to minimize superfluous information and allow investigators and researchers to mine data at an intuitive, non-language specific level. The applications allow researchers to search, index, aggregate, prioritize, trend and make predictions based on a variety of sources, in multiple fields, without the limitations of language or dialect.

Collexis Holdings, Inc. is a global company, headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina (USA) with two subsidiaries; Collexis Inc. in Columbia,
South Carolina, USA and Collexis, B.V. in Geldermalsen, the Netherlands. Collexis develops software focusing on knowledge retrieval by discovering
relationships between elements of different information items via clustering and/or aggregations. The company’s mission is to develop software supporting knowledge retrieval and discovery across multiple industries.

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Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is a fully accredited, four-year institution established to recruit and train minority and other students as physicians, biomedical scientists and public health professionals committed to the primary health-care needs of the underserved. MSM is a member of the largest consortium of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the world — the Atlanta University Center (AUC). MSM and nearby Morehouse College are separate institutions.

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