THE WOODLANDS, Tex.--Genometrix here has appointed the scientist who founded and directed CuraGen's bioinformatics activities, Aleksandar Milosavljevic, to the position of senior director of bioinformatics. Genometrix develops DNA microarray technology for pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and genetics applications. Milosavljevic also previously managed the genomics group at Argonne National Laboratory, where he was responsible for processing and cataloging results of 1 million DNA chip experiments daily.
Genometrix CEO Mitch Eggers said Milosavljevic's role is critical to the company's future as "we develop information processing and database tools to handle the extremely large densities of information created by our high-throughput DNA analysis work stations." He added that currently, each Genometrix DNA workstation is capable of generating 6 billion bits of data per day. "With approximately 10 such workstations planned for our new facility opening mid-1999, the bioinformatics component is paramount to our business objective of providing the pharmaceutical industry with affordable genotyping services and database access for analyzing very large patient populations for the development of new genomic-based medicines," he added.