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Informatics startup Code-N has launched an early-access program that will allow pharmaceutical companies to test-drive Green Field Finder, its cloud-based semantic software that helps researchers search the patent databases to assess the competitive opportunity for drug candidate

Linguamatics said this week that the US Food and Drug Administration has licensed its I2E text mining platform to support laboratory research efforts around drug safety.

Linguamatics said this week that it is moving its UK-based headquarters to a new office located at the Cambridge Science Park.

The European Bioinformatics Institute has launched the Enzyme Portal, a free resource for researchers studying the biology of enzymes and proteins with enzymatic activity.

ChemAxon said this week that Eisai, a Japanese pharmaceutical company, has licensed one of its cheminformatics packages through its distributor Patcore, an informatics services company based in Japan.

Linguamatics and ChemAxon said this week that they will collaborate on an EU-funded project to develop text-mining software for chemical research.

Selventa said this week that it has partnered with Linguamatics to add natural language processing-based text-mining capability to its knowledge-extraction and discovery platform.

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"Embedding I2E within Pipeline Pilot workflows enables further streamlining of the process for high-throughput text mining, and provides access to additional content processing, analytics and output display options," Linguamatics said.

The firms will combine their informatics technologies into an enhanced text-mining offering.

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