IBM has rolled out a new set of initiatives directed at business partners in the life sciences.
Fresh from a clash between a marine biologist and a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) associate about sharing and publishing publicly-available research, a group of scientists is meeting this week at the US National Academy of Sciences to try to reach consensus on the issue.
The Biological Database and Informatics program (BD&I) at the US National Science Foundation is expanding the list of targets for $8 million in grants it is currently awarding.
Soft revenues recorded by life science instrument giant Applied Biosystems in the second quarter of its 2002 fiscal year sent a shockwave through the markets last month.
Olympus Optical has developed what the company claims is the first commercially practical DNA computer that specialises in gene analysis.
THE Singapore Bioinformatics Institute (BII) is exploring the potential of Itanium processor clustering based on Linux open source code as a platform for its Biomedical Grid.
JAPAN'S Hitachi Ltd plans to increase the amount of money it invests in start-up companies involved in bioinformatics and biotechnology as it attempts to strengthen that sector of its business.
APPLE Computer has collaborated with Genentech to launch a Mac version of popular bioinformatics tools from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).