Bioinformatics company acquisition

Thomson has acquired Prous Science. Thomson provides information management systems for businesses, and the acquisition will allow it to expand its portfolio with Prous's life sciences software. Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

'Prous Science has built a strong global brand on its flagship solutions, which have been built by scientists for scientists,' said Vin Caraher, president and CEO of Thomson Scientific. 'This acquisition really complements our pharma and biotechnology workflow solution offerings.'

Prous Science's offerings include the Integrity portal that provides information about more than 265,000 compounds and 100,000 patent family records. It is hoped that Thomson will also benefit from Prous Science's links with global medical organisations.

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