Certara continues growth by acquisition

Certara, which offers biosimulation for drug development, has just acquired the UK-based consultancy XenologiQ, and separately, has also released version 15 of its Simcyp population-based simulator software

Pistoia represents biomolecular data better

Efforts to improve the way that biomolecules are represented got a boost this week when the Pistoia Alliance announced that it had selected quattro research GmbH to implement the HELM 2.0 project (Ambiguous HELM

Allotrope Framework makes lab data sharing easier

The dream of a vendor-agnostic, holistic framework for laboratory data management has taken a step closer with the announcement by Allotrope Foundation that it has released the first production version of its flagship Allotrope Framework

Dell to acquire EMC

Dell has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire EMC, while maintaining VMware as a publicly-traded company. The total price of the acquisition is reported to be approximately $67 billion dollars - the largest merger of two technology firms in history

Pointwise awarded $1.2m contract from the US Air Force

Pointwise, a software company specialising in grid generation and pre-processing software for computational fluid dynamics (CFD), has been awarded a 2-year, $1.2 million contract from the US Air Force Materiel Command, part of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), located at Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee

Allotrope to end data disarray

The Allotrope Foundation, an industry consortium specifically focused on the development of technology solutions for data handling in research, has developed the Allotrope Data Format (ADF), an advanced data structure that marks a major step forward in its efforts to harmonise laboratory data formats

IBM's 1 billion dollar acquisition to give Watson vision

IBM has announced its plans to acquire the medical imaging group, Merge Healthcare, for $1 billion to combine Watsons advanced image analytics and cognitive capabilities with data and images obtained from Merge Healthcare medical imaging management system


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