Company Announcements

ScienceServe GmbH agreed to allow Advanced Chemistry Development to regain the right to directly manage sales and support in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

CLC bio became an Illumina Connect partner.

CLC bio signed a strategic collaboration agreement with the J. Craig Venter Institute, which includes a multiyear site license.

Ariadne Genomics named World Fusion its exclusive distributor for Japan.

Under an OEM partnership agreement, Hamilton Thorne gained exclusive rights to KD Secure’s intelligent monitoring technology for regenerative medicine and transgenic research. The HAWK- i product will provide researchers with a control and command center for the lab.

InforSense will distribute Pharsight’s products in China. The companies also formed a strategic partnership to deliver translational research solutions to the pharmaceutical industry.

In October, Tripos announced a collaboration agreement with AstraZeneca to develop a drug discovery workflow solution based on its Muse de novo design product.

Proxeon and Geneva Bioinformatics SA signed an integration and distribution agreement for their respective Phenyx and ProteinCenter software.

CADFEM added Accelrys’s Materials Studio software to its set of multiscale tools for materials-engineering customers in Germany.

Accelrys appointed Larry Ferguson to its Board. He was most recently CEO of First Consulting Group.

In November, Schrödinger partnered with BioTeam to provide customized IT solutions.

Integrated Genomics named Jonathan M. Sheridan president and CEO in November. He was formerly vice president of Commercial Operations at HTG.

Product Introductions

In October, CLC bio released CLC Genomics Workbench 2.0 for next-generation sequencing, featuring a new algorithm for the assembly of short reads.

LabLogic Systems released the PETra LIMS for the production of PET radiopharmaceuticals.

Symyx Technologies released Symyx Chemistry Extensions for KNIME 1.0.

In October, Illumina launched GenomeStudio Software, a primary analysis software program designed for analysis of both microarray and sequencing data.

Labtronics released the Nexxis software developers kit for integrating third-party applications with Nexxis Electronic Laboratory Notebook for Routine Applications.

Chemical Computing Group released the 2008.10 version of the Molecular Operating Environment, featuring “SARreport” for web-based scaffold detection and SAR analysis.

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