Company Announcements

The Mathworks opened an office in Bangalore, India, in November 2008.

PerkinElmer integrated its LABWORKS LIMS with Labtronics’ LimsLink and LimsLink Express software.

Geospiza acquired VizX Labs’ GeneSifter Data Analysis for gene expression analysis from in November 2008.

Ocimum Biosolutions agreed to distribute Clarmon’s QAvalid compliance management solution for automating quality and compliance processes.

In December 2008, lab informatics consultants LabAnswer acquired Laboratory Automation Solutions, a lab quality assurance and LIMS consultancy specializing in government labs.

CambridgeSoft and StatSoft announced a collaboration and the integration of their respective Chem & Bio Office suite and STATISTICA software.

Optra Systems, a life science and healthcare IT consulting firm, joined Microsoft’s BioIT Alliance.

In January, InforSense named David Bennett CEO. He was previously executive vice president, Worldwide Sales. He replaces Yike Guo, who was named CTO and Head of Innovation. The company also announced $5 million in new funding and 30% growth in annual sales.

Under a strategic partnership, Definiens will train Tessella consultants to deploy and integrate its image analysis software into the IT infrastructure of large pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

Accelrys President and CEO Mark Emkjer resigned effective January 5. Todd Johnson, former CEO of Kontiki, will serve as interim president and CEO.

Product Introductions

Proxeon A/S launched ProteinCenter 2.0, which enables the comparison of datasets against complete proteomes and features a new peptide exporter module.

Conformia introduced an out-of-the-box Integrated Information Environment for large pharmaceutical and biotech process/product development divisions. It utilizes a service-oriented architecture.

Autoscribe released Matrix Gemini PET LIMS for traceability from incoming raw materials through the production of PET radiopharmaceuticals to finished products.

GE Healthcare launched DeCyder 2D 7.0 for 2-D DIGE (fluorescence difference gel electrophoresis), featuring improved throughput.

Mettler-Toledo introduced the BEAST LabX Interface for forensics labs, enabling the integration of data from its respective LabX Data Management Software wiht and Porter Lee’s BEAST LIMS and Evidence Management System.

Teranode launched the Teranode Fuel Research Intelligence offering for aggregating information in real time across a portfolio and generating semantic connections.

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