-- AnVil Informatics, Inc. has named Frank Hurley, Ph.D. as its Chairman
of the Board of Directors. AnVil has also secured additional working capital resources
through an "angel" financing in which Potomac Healthcare Ventures participates.
"As the co-founder of BRI and former CSO of Quintiles, Dr. Hurley has salient
experience and in-depth knowledge of how to build a successful professional service
company from ground up." said Howard Berke, AnVil's Chief Executive Officer. "Dr.
Hurley is highly regarded in the pharmaceutical, medical devices and diagnostic fields.
These are the market segments which are the initial client focus of AnVil. Dr. Hurley
will provide invaluable guidance on the company's future direction and operation."
"AnVil Informatics has already established itself with a viable business model,
experienced management team, knowledgeable scientific advisory committee and having
secured initial consulting client companies." said Dr. Hurley. "I look forward to
continuing to work with the team in this exciting and emerging bioinformatics field to
further enhance Anvil's market leadership."
Dr. Frank Hurley was a co-founder of Biometric Research Institute (later known as BRI
International) where he held a position of Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer until
BRI's merger with Quintiles Transnational Corporation (NasdaqNM:QTRN). He served
as Quintiles Chief Scientific Officer and currently is holding a position of Senior
Scientist. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at
Dr. Hurley received his BS in Mathematics from Georgetown University and his Ph.D. in
Biostatistics from John Hopkins University.
Founded in 1999, AnVil Informatics, Inc. provides data mining and visualization services
to leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. AnVil's combination of unique,
internally developed software and commercial tools allows for the exploration of
complex, large and high dimensional datasets. In addition, AnVil's technical experts
harness different properties of human perception such as color, texture and shape in the
process of visualizing various attributes of the complex data and their full distributions.
The resulting visualizations make conclusions more evident earlier in the decision
making process and can greatly enhance every step of the client's decision making
process--helping them to make informed decisions faster and more accurately.
To learn more about AnVil's capabilities and offerings, visit the web site at