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Fujitsu Licenses LabBook Technology

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 - US-based informatics company LabBook said on Thursday that Fujitsu has licensed a number of its technologies.

The Japanese tech giant plans to license LabBook's Genomic XML browser software, its BSML converters for genomic databases, and its eLabBook. Fujitsu will use the products for "integration services" to its pharmaceutical clients as well as for "internal-development efforts," according to LabBook.

"LabBook's ... technology coupled with Fujitsu's ... service will provide Japanese pharmaceutical clients with the ability to unify their IT resources in a single visual environment," Adel Mikhail, senior vice president of LabBook, said in a statement.

Separately on Thursday, Japanese conglomerate Itochu said it will distribute LabBook's Genomic XML browser in Japan.
Itochu's business, which deals with many pharmaceutical firms in Japan, touches genomics by providing informatics solutions through Japanese subsidiaries like CRC Solutions, an IT and biotechnology CRO.

"We see this partnership as a long term commitment to provide LabBook's electronic notebook, knowledge management, and genomic software solutions to the Japanese scientific community to accelerate their discovery efforts," Mikhail said.


Financial details from both details were not disclosed. Fujitsu and Itochu both are based in Tokyo.