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ADMET Predictor, ADMET Modeler, OBO-Edit 1.000, Scientific Image Manager, MetaCore, GeneSpring, Taverna 1.4, Wolfgang Rencken, Gregory Calaman

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Simulations Plus has released upgraded versions of its ADMET Predictor and ADMET Modeler software for predicting properties of new molecular structures and for building structure-property prediction models, respectively. ADMET Predictor now enables researchers to add their own data to embedded predictive models without retraining. ADMET Modeler now enables visualization of the sensitivity of predicted properties to different molecular features, and includes features that make it faster and easier for scientists to build predictive models.


The Gene Ontology Consortium has released OBO-Edit 1.000, an ontology editor, at http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=36855. OBO-Edit includes support for OBO 1.0 and OBO 1.2 specifications, basic reasoning capabilities, cross-product editing, and a user's guide.


Anami Communications, the IT division of Cornet Technology, has released the Scientific Image Manager, a software product that enables life science researchers to display and manage multiple microscope image files. Users can view thumbnails and preview images of multiple file types in a single window, "eliminating the need for multiple third-party image viewer programs," according to the firm. The software also enables users to search and store images either by keyword or description.


GeneGo said this week that its MetaCore pathway-analysis software is now fully integrated with Agilent Technologies' GeneSpring software.


Taverna 1.4 is available at http://taverna.sf.net. The new version includes a public preview of the provenance capture and exploration subsystem, expanded web service and biomart invocation plug-ins, and other minor enhancements.

 

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Definiens has appointed Wolfgang Rencken as vice president of research and development. Rencken will be responsible for all worldwide R&D activities, including Definiens' Enterprise Image Intelligence platform, Cognition Network, Language Competence Center, Life Sciences Solutions, and Geospatial Intelligence Solutions.

Rencken previously was vice president of engineering for Siemens Medical Solutions' software components and workstations business unit. He holds a PhD in engineering science from the University of Oxford.

Definiens also said that Gregory Calaman has joined the company as vice president of customer services in North America.

Calaman was most recently employed by Pfizer, where he was responsible for large-scale IT program delivery, internal customer relationship management, and large-scale IT investment portfolio management.

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