The second edition of Biopharma, the biopharma reference guide, is now available at http://www.biopharma.com. The book is 654 pages, and has product, technology, and competitive descriptions and assessments for 250 products. The descriptions highlight composition, activity, nomenclature, companies involved and relationships, manufacturing methods, patents and technology transfer, regulatory history/status, medical uses/indications, market sizes/shares, as well as controversial aspects.
The Bioinformatics Research Center at the University of Glasgow has released a faster version of the TOPS topology-based protein structure comparison server. Users can go to: http://balabio.dcs.gla.ac.uk/tops/compare.html.
The European Bioinformatics Institute released MSDbar, a toolbar application to search the Protein Data Bank Japan, among other databases. More information is available at: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/msd-srv/docs/msdbar.html.