NEW YORK, Jan 29 – The life sciences division of IBM is scheduled to announce a new proteomics alliance Tuesday and analysts have speculated that MDS Proteomics of Toronto is Big Blue’s latest partner, Reuters reported Monday.

IBM said in a media alert last week that it would hold a press conference in Canada on Tuesday to announce a new proteomics alliance with an undisclosed company. News of the press conference, which is scheduled to be held in Toronto, fueled speculation about the identity of IBM’s partner.

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