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Report Pegs Potential ELN Market at $1.7B

A new market research report from Atrium Research projects that the potential market for electronic laboratory notebooks is more than $1.7 billion, but only about 12 percent of the market has been tapped so far.

According to the report, sales of commercial ELNs reached $25 million in 2004, with growth of around 30 percent annually.

The report finds that customers of ELNs report average gains in throughput of around 20 percent.

The report, "Electronic Laboratory Notebooks: A Foundation for Scientific Knowledge Management, Edition II," identifies 29 vendors selling electronic lab notebooks, an increase of three since 2003.

There are no dominant suppliers in the ELN market at this time, Atrium Research said.


Proteomic Solutions to Distribute GeneBio's Phenyx Platform in France

Geneva Bioinformatics said last week that Proteomic Solutions, a reseller of equipment, consumables, software, and services for proteomics research, will distribute its Phenyx protein-identification software in France.

Nasri Nahas, CEO of GeneBio, said in a statement that the agreement will "strengthen our presence in the key French mass spectrometry area."


Canadian IP Office to Use Gene-IT Software, Services

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office will use Gene-IT's genome-scale sequence-comparison and -mining software when reviewing patent applications, Gene-IT said last week.

The Worcester, Mass.-based informatics company has granted CIPO a license to use its GenomeQuest software, which enables users to compare genome sequences for biological and patent investigators.

The company said that CIPO's biotech examiners will use the tool to search patent records using both biological and IP-sensitive search methods.

Financial details were not disclosed.

Gene-IT has also licensed GenomeQuest to the European Patent Office.


Genomatix to Integrate STKE with BibliospherePE

Genomatix Software and the American Association for the Advancement of Science have agreed to integrate data from AAAS' Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment with Genomatix's BibliospherePE pathway informatics system.

AAAS publishes the journal Science along with Science's STKE, a database of cell-signaling components and their relationships organized into pathways.

The STKE database will add signal transduction data to BibliospherePE, which also includes information on metabolic pathways, transcription factors, and promoter sequences, the company said.


ABI to use SourceForge Enterprise Edition for Distributed Software Development

VA Software said last week that Applied Biosystems will use its SourceForge Enterprise Edition platform to manage its collaborative software development activities.

ABI will use SourceForge Enterprise Edition as a unified development platform for all of its products, as well as a central facility for all project communication.

"As an instrument manufacturer with so many products containing embedded software, Applied Biosystems has the opportunity to enhance its software development programs by moving into an integrated distributed environment," said Darryll Dewan, group president of SourceForge Enterprise Software Business, in a statement.

 

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