Parallel computing allows scientists to see the biology of cells

02 April 2007

MITs Computational and Systems Biology Initiative (CSBi) is using Interactive Supercomputings Star-P software to create more complex biological models for drug discovery

Three-year licensing deal for DNA sequencing software

02 April 2007

The University of Bristol has bought a licence for the current version of DNAStars Lasergene software for the next three years

Big-name vehicle manufacturer chooses virtual simulation software

02 April 2007

PSA Peugeot Citroen has selected LMS Virtual.Lab from LMS International as the simulation platform for vehicle design. The car manufacturer plans to use the software over several years by a community of over 500 users.

Talks announced for European lab conference

02 April 2007

LAB, the new European trade fair for laboratory, analysis and biological equipment has announced its first series of conference streams to take place on 2 October 2007.

News in brief

02 April 2007

A roundup of the brief news stories of the past month

Increased screening workflow for Organon

02 April 2007

The molecular pharmacology departments of Organon have recently purchased the XE module of ActivityBase from IDBS following extensive collaboration and a piloting scheme.

Laboratory software used in oil production

02 April 2007

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.

LIMS development collaboration

02 April 2007

Thermo Fisher Scientific is to work with Microsoft with the aim being to develop laboratory knowledge management solutions on Microsofts technology platform.

Tripos informatics spinout appoints management team

28 March 2007

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 and Hitachi collaborate on chromatography software

20 March 2007

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 and GATC sign new agreement

15 March 2007

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.

LIMS aids cancer research

15 March 2007

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.