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LabBook to Provide Browser to Bristol-Myers Squibb

NEW YORK, May 30 – LabBook said Wednesday that it had signed an agreement to provide its XML browser to Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Under the terms of the deal, LabBook will customize its Genomic XML Browser to allow Bristol-Myers Squibb researchers to access, visualize, and annotate information stored in their Accelrys GCG SeqStore database.

"We have chosen BSML [bioinformatics sequence markup language] to standardize our gene discovery data,” Wes Cosand, executive director of bioinformatics at Bristol-Myers Squibb, said in a statement. “This enables us to efficiently integrate our various data sources using LabBook's XML Browser and will help accelerate our efforts to bring drugs to market."

BSML is a publicly available data format that was created by LabBook scientists to represent biological objects in XML.

LabBook of McLean, Va., did not disclose the financial terms of the deal.

Under the terms of the deal Bristol-Myers Squibb will have access to LabBook's OSU Human Genome Database and eLabBook management solution.

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