NEW YORK, Oct 27 – Some people sure have a funny way of doing business.

Klaus Tschira, co-founder of SAP AG, a leading German supplier of packaged business software, announced Thursday at the Scientific American Bio Silico conference in New York that Lion Bioscience would provide the bio IT platform for his new not-for-profit bioinformatics incubator in Dresden, Germany.

This, however, was news to Lion.

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