Kaon Interactive Partners With ASM to Promote Understanding of Revolutionary Advancements in Next Generation Sequencing at ASM Microbe 2016

Kaon's 3D Interactive Application Shows How NGS Applications in Microbiology Impact the Future of Science and Medicine

MAYNARD, MA--(Marketwired - Jun 17, 2016) - Kaon Interactive, the leading provider of interactive 3D customer engagement applications, announced today that its innovative solution is being used at the upcoming ASM Microbe 2016 Show in Boston to "bring to life" some of the world's top advancements in next generation sequencing (NGS), one of the most promising fields in science.

To showcase these advancements, Kaon has developed 8 digitally animated and interactive vignettes that provide easy-to-understand visual stories around some of the work of world-renown scientists. The Kaon ASM Advancing Microbe Science application will be prominently displayed on the ASM show floor in booth #1951 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) from June 16-20, 2016, and is now available in the Apple App Store for iPad download.

"NGS applications across the spectrum of microbiology domains have the potential to unleash massive advancements in medicine and science. The importance of these kinds of breakthroughs is evidenced by Bill Gates' participation as the keynote for this event," said Gavin Finn, Kaon's CEO. "We are pleased to be selected by ASM to communicate these amazing discoveries in a series of interactive storytelling vignettes that will shed light on how this field of science is truly changing our world."

About the Vignettes
The interactive vignettes provide a hands-on review of 8 selected abstracts and published papers from renowned scientists. These vignettes will include a description of the problem or situation, the reasons that NGS was used and details on the application of NGS, and the results and conclusions of the project. The vignettes are brought to life using Kaon's unique digital visualization and interactive animation platform.

Papers/Abstracts Being Highlighted
Following is brief info on the published papers being highlighted in each of the 8 Kaon-created vignettes.

  • The Practical Value of Food Pathogen Traceability Through Building a Whole-Genome Sequencing Network and Database, by Dr. Mark Allard et al.
  • Actionable Diagnosis of Neuroleptospirosis by Next-Generation Sequencing by Charles Y. Chiu, M.D., Ph.D., et al.
  • Rapid antibiotic-resistance predictions from genome sequence data for Staphylococcus aureus and Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Dr. Derrick W. Crook, et al.
  • Whole Genome Analysis of Injectional Anthrax Identifies Two Disease Clusters Spanning More Than 13 Years: Dr. Paul Keim, et al.
  • Geospatial Resolution of Human and Bacterial Diversity with City-Scale Metagenomics: Dr. Christopher Mason, et al.
  • Eighteenth-century genomes show that mixed infections were common at time of peak tuberculosis in Europe: Dr. Mark Pallen, et al.
  • The effects of intestinal tract bacterial diversity on mortality following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: Dr. Ying Taur and Dr. Eric Pamer, et al.
  • Tracking a Hospital Outbreak of Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae with Whole-Genome Sequencing: Dr. Julia A. Segre, et al.

About Kaon Interactive
Founded in 1996, Kaon Interactive provides 3D interactive customer engagement applications that help marketers and sales people consistently demonstrate and differentiate complex products to prospects anywhere at any time. By combining touch-based, interactive capabilities with real-time 3D photo-realism, Kaon's interactive Product tours transform product marketing content into visual storytelling experiences across a wide variety of platforms including touch screen appliances, iPads and mobile devices, laptops & desktops and websites. More than 2,000 Kaon Interactive applications are deployed worldwide at tradeshows, sales demonstrations, product launches, executive briefing centers, and on customer & partner websites. The interactive experience deepens customer engagement, reduces marketing expenses and has proven to accelerate the sales cycle at a wide variety of leading global product companies including Cisco, IBM, BD Diagnostics, GE, Waters and VCE. To experience a demo and learn more about Kaon, visit http://www.kaon.com.

Contact Information:

Dana Harris
Red Javelin Communications