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IBM, Cellomics Partner on HCS IT Infrastructure; Sell First System to EPOPlus

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (GenomeWeb News) - IBM and Cellomics said yesterday that they have jointly developed a customized information technology solution for Cellomics' high-content screening platform.


The companies said that the first of these "turnkey" IT infrastructures has already been installed at EPOPlus, a biotech firm developing erythropoietin therapies.


The infrastructure, called the HCi Appliancel, includes Cellomics' High Content Informatics software with servers, storage and management software from IBM.

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