Company Announcements

Poland’s Selvita Life Sciences Solutions was named an authorized partner of Starlims Technologies.

In May, Starlims Technologies acquired Laboratory Expertise Center and launched a unit to provide strategic informatics consulting services to its customers.

CambridgeSoft formed an alliance with Stewart Computational Chemistry in April to ensure compatibility between their respective MOPAC2007 semiempirical quantum chemistry software and ChemBioOffice suite.

Cognizant partnered with CTC Laboratory Systems.

The Scripps Translational Science Institute joined GeneGo’s MetaMiner Cardiac Consortium.

LabVantage Solutions will integrate its Sapphire LIMS with InforSense’s embedded enterprise analytics. LabVantage will also resell InforSense with Sapphire.

CLC bio will collaborate with Microsoft to integrate its bioinformatics solutions with Microsoft’s platform.

CLC bio will integrate Accelrys SciTegic Enterprise Server with its sequencing software.

Accelrys’s 2008 revenues fell 1.6% to $79.7 million (see page 12). US sale fell 11.3% to represent 49% of sales, European sales rose 10.8% to 29% of sales and Asia-Pacific sales rose 9.2%.

Thermo Fisher Scientific named Chile’s Alta Tecnología an informatics distributor for Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia.

ChemAxon named Alex Drijver CEO in May. He was most recently CEO and CFO of ThalesNano.

Symyx Technologies promoted Trevor Heritage to president of Symyx Software in May.

Product Introductions

CambridgeSoft introduced the ChemBioOffice Workgroup 2008 Suite for smaller organizations. It is comprised of BioAssay Workgroup 11.0, Inventory Workgroup 11.0 and E-Notebook Workgroup 11.0.

In April, BioWisdom released OmniViz 6 visual intelligence software, featuring new statistical models.

CLC bio introduced CLC Genomics Workbench for the analysis and visualization of data from all major next-generation sequencing platforms.

Accelrys released SciTegic Enterprise Server 7.0, featuring enhanced enterprise scalability.

Symyx Technologies launched the Symyx Notebook enterprise electronic lab notebook for biologists and analytical chemists.

BioGene released NextGENe next-generation sequencing software.

Genedata introduced Expressionist 5.0, featuring increased accuracy in classification analysis.

Biotique Systems released HT-BLIS for integrating, analyzing and sharing next-generation sequencing data.

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