Launched in 2006 with 15 members, the Microsoft-led BioIT Alliance has grown to 77 members and plans to expand its scope in a world in which the road to interoperability for users or vendors is not yet fully mapped.

At the recent Bio-IT World Conference, Rudy Potenzone, director of the BioIT Alliance and industry technology strategist for pharmaceuticals at Microsoft, said that one way the initiative plans to expand in the year ahead is by launching a SharePoint portal that will let users build and try out Web components.

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