NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Privately-held UK-based informatics solutions provider Dotmatics is planning to expand its business in the North American market and has hired Rusty Irving to head its efforts on that front.

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.4 million Phase II Small Business Inn

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Laboratory management information system provider LabLynx has sued Accelrys for trademark counterfeiting, trademark infringement, and domain name cyberpiracy, among other things, according to recently filed court documents.

Kepler Biocomputing has released Entrez Starter kit, a collection of scripts for creating a local MySQL database of selected core annotations from Entrez Gene, Homolog

This week, Thomson Reuters launched Cortellis Data Fusion, an addition to the company's Cortellis suite, which provides access to information for drug discovery and development.

By combining products as part of a merger agreement announced this week, Dassault Systèmes and Accelrys will be able to provide a more complete infrastructure to support their life science customers' development processes from early discovery through to manufacturing, according t

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Dassault Systèmes and Accelrys today announced that they have signed a definitive merger agreement under which Dassault Systèmes will acquire the San Diego-based software company in an all-cash $750 million transaction.

Genedata has released a new version of Genedata Expressionist for Mass Spectrometry, its software for the analyzing metabolomics data.
Version 8.0 includes new workflows for integrated processing of LC- and GC-MS data.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Accelrys has bought Qumas, a provider of cloud-based and on-premise enterprise compliance software for regulatory and quality operations in regulated industries including the life sciences, for $50 million.

The National Center for Biotechnology Information has updated the Consensus Coding Sequence for Homo sapiens annotation release 105. The release includes a total of 28,694 CCDS IDs that correspond to 18,673 GeneIDs.


360Dx reports that the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would cover next-generation sequencing-based cancer panel tests.

The Washington Post reports that a meteorologist is being considered as presidential science and technology advisor.

In PNAS this week: precision medicine strategy to screen for disease risk, genome evolution in Haemophilus influenzae, and more.

Researchers have developed a PCR-based assay to gauge whether manatees are present in waters.