NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Data extraction and integration company QL2 Software said it has joined BioIT Alliance, a Microsoft-born multi-industry research organization.
With solutions focused on business intelligence, enterprise search and text analysis, QL2 joins a crew of big-name players, including Applied Biosystems, Affymetrix, Hewlett-Packard, and the Scripps Research Institute, which are among the group’s founding members.
The BioIT Alliance’s goal is to develop and improve biomedical information technologies on the Microsoft platform.
QL2 said it will collaborate with other members to share information such as case studies and whitepapers, contribute expertise in data integration and help other software partners provide biomarker discovery solutions.
QL2 also said that the BioIT Alliance has developed a “second proof of concept,” which the company says will “accelerate the discovery and validation of biomarkers.”