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NovoDynamics Inc (AKA: NDI~ Catalytica NovoTec, Inc)
Profile last edited on: 2/7/19      CAGE: 1DAR5      UEI: ZDFKS58BCKS3

Business Identifier: Advanced pattern recognition and analytics
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220 East Huron Street 7th Floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
   (734) 205-9100
Location: Multiple
Congr. District: 12
County: Washtenaw

Public Profile

NovoDynamics is a software development company working on state-of-the-art applications that integrate techniques in pattern recognition, data mining, and image analysis. Organzied around attern recognition and analytics software: transforming data into actionable insights. the company's software helps customers process, analyze, and retrieve critical information from badly smudged photocopies, obscured faxes or even discolored historic documents that have been stained beyond recognition. NovoDynamics is best known, however, for developing Arabic Optical Character Recognition (Arabic OCR), text retrieval and image enhancement applications for Middle Eastern languages. The company’s data mining and pattern recognition capabilities have also been employed to help support drug discovery efforts in the pharmaceutical industry and complex pricing analysis in the automotive industry. A merger between Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (ERIM) spin off onLinear Dynamics and California company Catalytica NovoTec, NovoDynamics --contrary to traditional high-tech migration patterns-- moved from Silicon Valley to Michigan in 2001 because of Ann Arbor's growing life sciences industry and the talent and innovations generated by the University Of Michigan. The company has contracts with both commercial and government entities as well as academic institutions and libraries. Prominent institutions, such as Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the premier Library of Alexandria, Egypt, Yale University, and Stanford University are just a few of the company’s prestigious customers. The company intends to expand its advanced imaging discovery technology to recognize Asian and European languages.NovoDynamics provides data mining and pattern recognition software products and services that deliver important new value to three commercially significant markets: document exploitation for intelligence, homeland security and law enforcement entities and companies; pharmaceutical product discovery and development; and chemical product discovery and development. NovoDynamics Inc. has developed VERUS™, the most advanced Middle Eastern optical character recognition (OCR) software - rapidly advancing its OCR and page processing capabilities and to develop exciting new digital content recognition products for commercial and government markets in Asia and Europe. OCR technology converts images of printed information into editable and searchable computer text. NovoDynamics' OCR software effectively extracts data from complex and degraded pages and recognizes challenging languages, such as Arabic and Persian. Previously doing business as Catalytica NovoTec, Inc, the name of the firm was changed to NovoDynamics, Inc. in January

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Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2005 1 OSD $99,879
Project Title: Digital Archive and Access to Lifetime Military Medical Records

Key People / Management

  Donald Garaventi -- President

  David A Rock -- President and CEO

  Mark A Earles -- Vice President, Commercial Sales & Business Development

  Steven Schlosser