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Eli Lilly Licenses Inpharmatica's Admensa Interactive

Inpharmatica said this week that Eli Lilly has licensed its Admensa Interactive suite of predictive ADME models and compound-prioritization tools.

"We are delighted that Lilly, with its significant in-house strength in computational ADME, has chosen AI to augment its discovery support," said John Lisle, CEO of Inpharmatica.

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.


Jazz Pharmaceuticals Uses SciTegic's Pipeline Pilot for Sales Support

Accelrys said this week that Jazz Pharmaceuticals has licensed the Pipeline Pilot workflow software from its SciTegic division to support a "full-featured sales force automation tool and a robust sales reporting architecture."

Jazz Pharmaceuticals will use Pipeline Pilot to support a web-based contact management system and will also use the platform to integrate applications that process clinical and other life sciences data.

Mathew Hahn, chief science and technology officer at Accelrys, said in a statement that the agreement "validates the advantages of our platform, which can be applied to both scientific and non-scientific applications."


Locus Pharmaceuticals Partners with Ono Pharmaceutical on Computational Drug Design

Locus Pharmaceuticals has entered into a research agreement with Ono Pharmaceutical in which it will use its computational drug-design capabilities to develop preclinical drug candidates for a protein kinase selected by Ono.

Financial and other terms of the multi-year agreement were not disclosed.


Siena Biotech Extends MetaCore License

GeneGo said this week that Siena Biotech has expanded its license to its MetaCore informatics platform.

Siena is using MetaCore to integrate multiple data types including proteomics and chemogenomics information.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

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The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.