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Synomics Establishes Scientific Advisory Board

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CAMBRIDGE, UK--Synomics, a pharmaceutical research informatics company launched in 1998, announced the formation of its scientific advisory board. Paolo Zanella, director of strategic and international relations at Synomics, will chair the board. He will be joined by Andries van Dam, a professor of computer science at Brown University; Christopher Jones, a research physicist with the CERN computer center and founding member of the new industry group Prism Forum which aims to identify emerging technologies in pharmaceutical research information systems management; and Arthur Thomas, a life science informatics expert and founder of California-based consulting firm Proteus Associates.

Synomics is developing a distributed framework for research informatics for the pharmaceutical industry that it said will "realize potential benefits of investments made in the new drug discovery technologies of genomics, bioinformatics, high-throughput screening, and combinatorial chemistry."

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