The strategic alliance with MDS Proteomics is a “major milestone” in IBM’s aggressive push to gain a foothold in the life sciences computing market, said Anne-Marie Derouault, director of business development and marketing at IBM.

Under the terms of the alliance, IBM will be the preferred provider of hardware, software and services to MDS and the two companies will collaborate on the development of BIND (biomolecular interaction network database), a publicly available database of molecular-level protein interactions.

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