NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Waters today announced that it has joined Microsoft’s BioIT Alliance, a cross-industry group formed in 2006 with the aim of speeding drug discovery and personalized medicine efforts.
Waters said that its informatics business will work with other participants to develop standard conventions for sharing scientific data based on Microsoft technology.
“Waters core informatics strategy promotes openness and interoperability,” said Phil Kilby, senior manager of Waters’ informatics business and partnership development. “This basic philosophy aligns perfectly with the BioIT’s goals of improving information management to better connect scientific research to individual healthcare.”
The BioIT Alliance currently has more than 80 members in the pharmaceutical, biotech, lab instrument, and software development fields.