Informatics: Company Announcements

KBC Private Equity acquired a 75% stake in bioinformatics company Applied Maths NV in 2006.

SAS and Ingenuity Systems integrated their respective JMP Genomics and Pathways Analysis solutions.

Ingenuity Systems partnered with Compendia Bioscience, a provider of cancer profiling data and analysis tools, to integrate their respective Oncomine Professional and Pathways Analysis solutions.

Thermo Fisher Scientific established a working relationship with Microsoft to develop laboratory knowledge management solutions. Thermo Fisher is working on an electronic lab notebook that will be based on the Microsoft.NET 3.0 Framework.

Genedata AG joined the BaSys Bio (Bacillus Systems Biology) project, which will study the global regulation of gene transcription in the model bacterium Bacillus subtilis and involves 15 research organizations.

In March, Tripos completed the sale of the assets of its Discovery Informatics business to Vector Capital for $26.2 million (see IBO 11/30/06).

Tripos Discovery Informatics named Jim Hopkins, former chairman and CEO of Micrografx, CEO in March. Dr. Richard D. Cramer was promoted to CSO.

Image analysis software firm Definiens AG promoted Joel Campbell to vice president and general manager, USA, and named David Fullerton, formerly with Documentum, vice president, Worldwide Professional Services.

Golden Helix partnered with United Devices to grid-enable its multiplatform HelixTree and PBAT products.

Process Systems Enterprise, a provider of process modeling software, and Delft University of Technology are collaborating to develop crystallization modeling technology.

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