BERKELEY, Calif.--Gene Logic filled two key positions last month in its newly expanded and named Data Logic division here. The company also said it has expanded the division's mission to market its suite of data-management and integration tools directly to pharmaceutical companies. The division already develops and deploys Gene Logic's proprietary and custom-built databases for pharmaceutical company partners.
Gene Logic bioinformatics tools are based on the object protocol initially developed by Victor Markowitz at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Markowitz, who joined Gene Logic last year as vice-president of bioinformatics systems, has been promoted to senior vice-president of Data Logic. In the other appointment, Jim Veitch, formerly of Franz, a supplier of dynamic object-oriented development tools to the computer industry, was named vice-president of business development for the Data Logic Division.
Michael Brennan, Gene Logic's president, said he believes there is a "substantial, independent business opportunity" in the "growing market for comprehensive data management solutions for bioinformatics."