Ingenuity can be found at the crossroads of information technology and biology. The company provides software tools that researchers use in developing new drugs and other advanced developments in the life sciences. Ingenuity's products have been installed at various Big Pharma companies (such as Aventis, GlaxoSmithKline, and Pfizer), research institutes, and universities. Affymetrix, the biochip firm, has licensed the Ingenuity Pathways Analysis tools and made an equity investment in the company. Ingenuity Systems was founded in 1998.