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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.

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