147, Avenue Paul Doumer
92500 Rueil Malmaison
Phone: +33 (0)1 41 96 80 30

Jean-Jacques Codani, chairman and CEO
Privately Held.


Started in 1994, Gene-IT is a bioinformatics company providing scalable software and scientific expertise for data-mining sequence data.

Gene-IT’s products include LASSAP, a scientific software that allows scientists to build their own flexible, scalable and reusable bioinformatics workflows. LASSAP contains complete sequence database management, a set of multi-threaded sequence comparison algorithms that can make use of all popular hardware platforms, and a set of result analysis capabilities.

The company’s BIOFACET combines Blast algorithm with Gene-IT’s string matching algorithms. The technology speeds computationally intense tasks from months to days, allowing for much more information to be gathered in less time, the company said.

Gene-IT is a privately held company with Societé Générale Asset Management as principal investor.


Customers and partners include BioMerieux SA, Derwent Ltd., the European Bioinformatics Institute, the Genoscope Sequencing Center (France), the Microbial Genome FAMILY project, NV Organon and the Pasteur Institute.