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BC Cancer Agency to Use 16-TB NetApp System

Network Appliance said last week that the BC Cancer Research Center, the bioinformatics research arm of Canada’s BC Cancer Agency, has deployed a NetApp enterprise storage solution to manage more than 16 terabytes of research data.

The agency is using the NetApp FAS960 system along with a NearStore system backup.

Nonlinear Signs Two Progenesis Agreements

Nonlinear Dynamics last week said that Proteomic Research Services and Charles River Proteomics Services had signed license agreements for its Progenesis Discovery 2D gel analysis software.

Both companies will use the software as part of their proteomic lab services offerings.

SciTegic Integrates GOLD with Pipeline Pilot

The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Center and SciTegic said last week that CCDC’s GOLD docking program has been integrated with SciTegic’s Pipeline Pilot data pipelining architecture.

Mathew Hahn, CEO of SciTegic, said that the agreement provides Pipeline Pilot’s first capabilities for structure-based virtual screening.

The integration components are freely available to existing Pipeline Pilot and GOLD customers.

Genedata Expands Altana Collaboration

Genedata said last week that it has extended its bioinformatics collaboration with Altana Pharma for Altana’s research sites in Constance, Germany; and Waltham, Mass.

Under the expanded collaboration, Altana will use Genedata’s platform for target identification, target validation, and lead discovery.

Altana first licensed the platform five years ago.

Three European Centers Use GeneMatcher2

Paracel said last week that it has signed three new customers in Europe for its GeneMatcher2 sequence analysis system — the Nestlé Research Center in Switzerland, the University of Wuerzburg in Germany, and the Institute of Molecular Pathology in Austria.

Financial terms of the agreements were not provided.

Cellomics, GE to Co-Develop Informatics

Cellomics and GE Healthcare will co-develop informatics tools for analyzing data from GE Healthcare’s cellular imaging systems, the companies said last week.

The firms will create a software interface that will integrate data and images from GE Healthcare’s IN Cell Analyzer 3000 and IN Cell Analyzer 1000 sub-cellular imaging systems with Cellomics’ Cellomics Store and vHCS Discovery ToolBox informatics tools.


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The Scan

Review of Approval Process

Stat News reports the Department for Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General is to investigate FDA's approval of Biogen's Alzheimer's disease drug.

Not Quite Right

A new analysis has found hundreds of studies with incorrect nucleotide sequences reported in their methods, according to Nature News.

CRISPR and mRNA Together

Time magazine reports on the use of mRNA to deliver CRISPR machinery.

Nature Papers Present Smartphone Platform for DNA Diagnosis of Malaria, Mouse Lines for Epigenomic Editing

In Nature this week: a low-cost tool to detect infectious diseases like malaria, and more.