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NeoGenesis Chooses BlueArc for Storage Architecture

NEW YORK, March 11 - The chemical genomics company NeoGenesis has chosen BlueArc to provide a storage architecture for its drug discovery data, the companies said today.


NeoGenesis, of Cambridge, Mass., has an automated ligand identification system for screening protein targets associated with disease, and a NeoMorph compound library of 10 million molecules. The company said it generates between five and 20 gigabytes of data per day, per screening line, and can generate more than 2 terabytes per month, with the requirement that the data remain online for about three months. 


Blue Arc's Si7500 SiliconServer architecture has been installed at NeoGenesis to store data from its work.


"BlueArc's hardware-based solution eliminates the dependency on software, which we saw as a crippling factor in other NAS solutions," Tomas Revesz, director of Information Systems for NeoGenesis, said in a statement.


This deal comes as BlueArc, of San Jose, Calif., makes a public foray into the life sciences with the establishment of a life sciences IT practice.

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