MISSISSAUGA, Ont.--Martin Sumner-Smith would prefer the term "systems integrator," but his firm, Base4 Bioinformatics, might also be described as a bioinformatics consultant. Aside from customized databases, query tools, and a project management software package called PharMatrix, Base4's staff of two dozen computer engineers, biologists, pharmacologists, and chemists provide biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies with audits and services to help make the most of the data they generate.

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