Jim Rizzi, Array Biopharma’s director of computational technology, has a simple philosophy when it comes to the company’s informatics needs: “If you can buy it, buy it; but if you can’t and you need it, let’s see if we can’t come up with something.” So far, the cases where his team has opted to build rather than buy have proven successful enough that the company is now developing an in-house desktop-based cheminformatics system, in collaboration with CambridgeSoft, which will be used by the entire Array Biopharma research staff.

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