Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

IBM Signs Technology Partnership with Science Factory

NEW YORK, February 18 - IBM has signed a partnership agreement with bioinformatics firm Science Factory of Cologne, Germany to create a data management system that uses Science Factory's berTOOL software and IBM's DiscoveryLink platform, the companies said today.


ÜberTool uses a biological object model to integrate public and proprietary data sources, analytical applications, and visualization tools.


The agreement is part of IBM's drive to triple its number of partners by the end of this year. Last November, the company said that it had over 100 partners, but would seek to multiply that number in all four of its life sciences focus areas: high-performance computing, data management, e-clinicals, and information-based medicine.

The Scan

Mosquitos Genetically Modified to Prevent Malaria Spread

A gene drive approach could be used to render mosquitos unable to spread malaria, researchers report in Science Advances.

Gut Microbiomes Allow Bears to Grow to Similar Sizes Despite Differing Diets

Researchers in Scientific Reports find that the makeup of brown bears' gut microbiomes allows them to reach similar sizes even when feasting on different foods.

Finding Safe Harbor in the Human Genome

In Genome Biology, researchers present a new approach to identify genomic safe harbors where transgenes can be expressed without affecting host cell function.

New Data Point to Nuanced Relationship Between Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder

Lund University researchers in JAMA Psychiatry uncover overlapping genetic liabilities for major depression and bipolar disorder.