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Avaki will launch version 4.0 of the Avaki Data Grid on July 29. The latest version of the company’s data grid software provides an integration layer based on XML and XSLT (extensible stylesheet transformation). The company is offering a “quick connect” pilot package for $35,000. Philip Werner, VP of product management at Avaki, said that three customers are currently beta-testing Data Grid 4.0.

 

Oracle has released its 11i.9 E-Business Suite, with several enhancements designed to meet the needs of the life science industry, including new capabilities to manage electronic signatures and secure audit trails for compliance with the FDA’s 21 CFR Part 11 regulatory requirement. Additional features include support for validation procedures, production batch record management, and a process quality workbench to integrate quality into all aspects of production.

 

EMC has launched an automated billing program for its line of storage infrastructure products. The program, called OpenScale, lets customers allocate additional storage resources on demand, but be billed only for the resources used. OpenScale automated billing is available for the company’s Symmetrix, Clariion, Connectrix, and Celerra storage systems.

 

InterPro 7.0 is available from the European Bioinformatics Institute at http://www.ebi.ac.uk/interpro/. The database, an integrated resource combining protein families, domains, and functional sites from Swiss-Prot, Trembl, Prosite, Prints, Pfam, and ProDom, now includes information from the Superfamily hidden Markov model database. InterPro 7.0 contains 8,547 entries, representing 1,902 domains, 6,416 families, 163 repeats, 26 active sites, 20 binding sites and 20 post-translational modifications.

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Rare Disease Clues Gleaned From Mobile Element Insertions in Exome Sequences

With an approach called MELT, researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics uncovered mobile element insertions in exomes from 3,232 individuals with or without developmental or neurological abnormalities.

Team Tracks Down Potential Blood Plasma Markers Linked to Heart Failure in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

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