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eBioinformatics Attempts Market Grab with Free CD


PLEASANTON, Calif.--eBioinformatics, a company that originated in Australia but now has its corporate headquarters here, distributed free BioNavigator CD-roms in the September 10 issue of Science and at the International Genome Sequencing and Analysis Conference. The giveaway to Science subscribers, which was expected to reach 160,000 scientists, is part of the company's effort to make its bioinformatics analysis capabilities available to researchers in academia, and small and mid-size biotech organizations. BioNavigator, a graphical, web-based workspace that facilitates DNA and protein sequence analysis, sequence database searching, PCR primer design, and phylogenetic reconstruction, among other functions, is viewed by the company as the "America Online of bioinformatics" that will provide users with services and information on "pay per use" subscription plans, commented James Nelson, vice-president of product marketing.

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