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.
“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”
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."