Informatics: Company Announcements

Csols, a provider of implementation domain expertise, partnered with Starlims Technologies in June.

Chenomx integrated its Chenomx NMR Suite with GeneGo’s MetaCore and MetaDrug Discovery platform.

Genomatix GmbH formed Genomatix Software, a North American subsidiary headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Ariadne Genomics opened a European sales and support office in June.

India’s Optra Systems opened its Center of Excellence for Biomedical Imaging Informatics in June.

SAS and Medidata Solutions integrated their respective SAS Drug Development and Medidata Rave platforms.

BioSolveIT GmbH named Ryoka Systems, a Mitsubishi Chemical subsidiary, as its Japanese distributor.

In June, MDL partnered with MathSpec for the use of MathSpec’s Rational Numbers FragSearch with MDL’s Available Chemicals Directory.

CLC bio, Beijing Genomics Institute and SD Genomics announced a collaboration agreement.

Partek named Gulf Scientific its distributor for Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar, Yemen, Oman, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates.

Genedata established a Japanese subsidiary in Tokyo.

Ocimum Biosolutions and eXludus, a developer of optimization technology for server, cluster and grid computing, joined the BioIT Alliance.

Biopharmaceuticals company GNI formed a technology and business alliance with Biobase GmbH to further develop and market Cell Illustrator 3.0.

In July, Patni Computer Systems acquired Taratec Development, a life science and information technology consulting firm with more than $20 million in annual revenues, for $27.2 million in cash.

Definiens named Greg Calaman vice president of operatins in North America. He was previously with Pfizer.

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