A roundup of the brief news stories of the past month
The molecular pharmacology departments of Organon have recently purchased the XE module of ActivityBase from IDBS following extensive collaboration and a piloting scheme.
Chinese petrochemical company Sinotec is to use Thermo Fisher Scientifics LIMS, chromatography data systems, and desktop spectroscopy software to track, store, manage, report and share enterprise-wide data.
Thermo Fisher Scientific is to work with Microsoft with the aim being to develop laboratory knowledge management solutions on Microsofts technology platform.
Jim Hopkins is to head Tripos Discovery Informatics, a newly-private company following the purchase from Tripos by Vector Capital. Richard Cramer and Robert Clark also join the team.
Waters Corporation and Hitachi High Technologies are to develop a software interface between Hitachis liquid chromatography instrument LaChrom Elite and Waters Empower 2 software.
DNAStar has extended its existing 10-year distribution agreement with GATC Biotech, who will continue to distribute DNAStars products in Germancy, France, Switzerland and Austria.
Cell Genesys, a Californian cancer research organisation, has selected the Thermo Scientific Darwin v2.0 LIMS product. Its easy to use interface and low cost were key factors in the decision.
InforSense is now providing a web resource to allow easier collaboration between life scientists and analysts.
IPG Automotive is integrating the complete Sherpa-Engine model library, from Sherpa Engineering, into its vehicle dynamics software, CarMaker.
Genedata is participating in BaSysBio, an integrated systems biology project to study the global regulation of gene transcription in Bacillis subtilis, used as a producer of enzymes and metabolites.