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QL2, Strand Join BioIT Alliance
 
QL2 Software and Strand Life Sciences said separately this week that they have joined the Microsoft-led BioIT Alliance (see related story, this issue.
 
QL2, a provider of data-extraction and integration technology, said in a statement that it will “collaborate with other Alliance members to share information such as case studies and whitepapers to enhance member knowledge.”
 
Vijay Chandru, chairman and CEO of Strand, said in a statement that the alliance “will play an important role in the overall improvement of research in personalized medicine and our technologies will help address issues related to data mining, visualization, predictive modeling, and related fields”.
 

 
CLC Bio Signs Distribution, R&D Partnership with Molegro
 
CLC Bio and Molegro have signed a sales, marketing, and distribution pact and have agreed to collaborate on data integration and “certain areas” of product development, the companies said this week.
 
CLC Bio will market Molegro’s molecular docking software, Molegro Virtual Docker 2006, alongside its own DNA and protein sequence analysis software. 
 
Further details were not provided.
 

 
Wyeth to Use Genedata’s Software for Microarray Analysis
 
Genedata said this week that Wyeth Pharmaceuticals has licensed its software to support its drug-discovery efforts.
 
Genedata said it has integrated its Expressionist and Phylosopher software platforms with Wyeth’s informatics infrastructure to create new analysis portals.
 
The agreement is one of the company’s largest installations to date, according to Genedata spokesman Tobe Freeman.
 

 
Dow Neurobiology Lab Extends License to GeneGo's MetaCore Software
 
The Robert S. Dow Neurobiology Laboratories has extended its license to GeneGo’s MetaCore software, GeneGo said this week.
 
Dow Lab director Roger Simon said the lab uses the software to study proteomic and genomic changes in the brain after ischemia.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
 

 
U Wash Proteomics Lab to Install GeneBio’s Phenyx Software
 
Geneva Bioinformatics said this week that the lab of David Goodlett at the University of Washington will integrate GeneBio’s Phenyx mass spec analysis software into its planned 200-node proteomics compute cluster.
 
GeneBio said it has already been working with the Goodlett lab to enhance Phenyx’ operation on the lab’s existing 40-node cluster.
 

 
Ariadne Genomics Pens Asian Distribution Deal With Genomax
 
Ariadne Genomics said this week that it has signed a distribution agreement with Singapore-based Genomax Technologies.
 

Genomax will market and support Ariadne’s Pathway Studio software to its clients in Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore.

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