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Spotfire Signs on UW as DecisionSite Customer

NEW YORK, Feb. 19 - Spotfire has added the Universityof Washingtonto the list of US medical research facilities using its DecisionSite software, the company announced today.


The other top facilities using DecisionSite for data analysis in life sciences research include Harvard Johns Hopkins, Universityof Pennsylvania, Universityof California San Francisco, and WashingtonUniversity. The company has over 100 academic customers for its software.


Spotfire is based in Somerville, Mass., and has European headquarters in Goteborg, Sweden.

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