SHANGHAI, CHINA and ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – August 1, 2010 – KNIME, the company behind KNIME, the comprehensive open-source data integration and analytics platform, announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement for China with Tri-I-Biotech (Shanghai) Inc. Under the agreement, Tri-I-Biotech will provide support for KNIME desktop and KNIME Report Designer in addition to support and distribution of the KNIME enterprise products. These products include KNIME Enterprise Server, KNIME Cluster Execution, and KNIME Report Server.
The KNIME platform provides a modular and flexible environment to visually create data flows and integrate, transform and analyze large and heterogeneous data sets. In the global life science market, KNIME has gained a strong reputation as a reliable and scalable integration backbone for third-party tools.
“We see a rapidly growing demand in the Chinese Life Science market for data and tools integration. KNIME and the KNIME enterprise products are providing a powerful and cost effective solution and we are glad to provide direct support to our customers,” stated Drucker Pi, Vice General Manager at Tri-I-Biotech. “It is very important for our customers to have a local contact and expertise in China and we look forward to adding support and services for the KNIME enterprise products as well.”
“KNIME is already a proven and widely-used integration platform for a broad range of chemo and bioinformatics tools” said Prof. Michael Berthold, CEO of KNIME. "In addition to existing partnerships in Europe, Japan, and the US, we are proud to have found a professional and highly skilled distributor in Tri-I-Biotech, dedicated to serving the fast growing Chinese Life Science market."
About Tri-I-Biotech Inc.
Tri-I-Biotech is a provider for complete solutions of Systems Biology, Drug Discovery / Developmentand Chemoinformatics. These solutions include sequencing & oligo preparation, chemo- and bioinformatics products, and reagents. Tri-I-Biotech has already established long-term business relations with several vendors in the Drug Discovery / Development, Bio- and Cheminformatics space. Please see www.tri-ibiotech.com for more information.
Tri-I-Biotech (Shanghai) Inc.
Room 606, No 18, TianShan Road
KNIME AG provides professional enterprise solutions and services around the open-source platform KNIME.
KNIME is the only open-source analytics tool that has been developed from day one using rigorous professional software engineering processes in conjunction with cutting-edge data analytics expertise from a university group. KNIME AG, located in Zurich, Switzerland, with distributors and partners in Europe, USA, Japan and now also China, offers consulting and training for the KNIME platform in addition to an increasing range of enterprise products (Report and Enterprise Server and KNIME Cluster Execution) and the free KNIME Report Designer. Visit www.KNIME.com for more information.
8005 Zurich, Switzerland
Frank.Schaffer (at) knime.com