JMP customer Herzenberg Lab wins Computerworld Honor
Technology led to significant advances in health care
CARY, NC (Apr. 30, 2010) – Stanford University’s Herzenberg Laboratory is a 2010 Laureate in the prestigious Computerworld Honors Program. SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services, announced the award today.
SAS’ JMP business division nominated the Herzenberg Lab for groundbreaking work in the invention and development of Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorter (FACS) technology. The core of modern flow cytometry, FACS can count and sort live cells from blood and other organs; it has helped improve health care worldwide, including the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of AIDS, leukemia, cystic fibrosis and many other diseases.
“JMP is the ideal solution for laboratories like ours, where all researchers have to do at least some statistical analysis,” said Leonore Herzenberg, co-founder of the Herzenberg Lab and a JMP® user since 1991. “JMP gives them friendly interfaces with which to work, and its built-in features protect against many of the typical novice mistakes. In addition, it provides superior graphical outputs that help us generate readily understandable charts and graphs.”
Pronounced “jump,” JMP is exploratory data analysis and modeling software for the desktop. Designed to be interactive and easy to use, JMP makes data analysis and discoveries visual and helps users communicate their discoveries to others.
"The Herzenberg Lab not only helped invent and perfect the broadly used FACS technology, but it also conducts important research and is dedicated to making it easier for other scientists to do research, both at Stanford and in commercial life science organizations," said John Leary, JMP's Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "In particular, Leonore Herzenberg, a longtime JMP user, has given us invaluable feedback that has helped shape the product over the years. JMP is proud to be the statistical tool of choice on the desktops at the Herzenberg Lab and to have such a close relationship with its researchers and founders."
Founded by IDG in 1988, the Computerworld Honors Program is the longest-running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to benefit society. The Laureate Medal Ceremony will take place June 7 in Washington, DC.
JMP is a business unit of SAS, established in 1989 to create interactive statistical discovery software for the desktop. John Sall, SAS co-founder and Executive Vice President, heads the JMP business unit.
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