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Synaptic Pharmaceutical Purchases TimeLogic Bioinformatics System

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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev.--The bioinformatics division of TimeLogic, a hardware vendor here, announced the sale of a DeCypher ES-960 computational bioinformatics accelerator to Synaptic Pharmaceutical of Paramus, NJ. Synaptic's system administrator Romel Campbell said the TimeLogic unit's speed frees up the company's corporate server and allows research to proceed faster with higher productivity.

The computational genomics server, with unique search algorithms accelerated to supercomputing speeds by an array of parallel processors, provides the means to rapidly search through exponentially expanding DNA and protein sequence databases to find significant results. Synaptic's head of molecular biology, Christophe Gerald, said, "the enhanced computing power will let us pursue more drug leads more quickly than ever before."

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