Beckman Coulter, Inc. and InnaPhase Corporation announced they have signed an agreement for InnaPhase to acquire the domestic assets of Beckman Coulter's Laboratory Automation Operation (LAO). Subject to standard closing conditions, the acquisition is expected to close in June 2003.
Taratec appointed Teresa F. Winslow as president and chief operating officer. Winslow replaces William Gargano, who recently left the Company to pursue other interests. She brings two decades of regulated life science experience and a deep background in information technology services and solutions.
Scientific Software and CambridgeSoft will integrate Scientific Software's CyberLAB Knowledge Engineering System and CambridgeSoft's E-Notebook. This integration will permit researchers to have an electronic notebook application that can access all laboratory and enterprise electronic records.
LION bioscience AG has signed a six-year global licensing deal with Schering AG for LION DiscoveryCenter, an open platform that integrates cross-functional data and applications for better drug discovery research. Financial details were not disclosed.
EMC Corporation and Microsoft Corporation have extended their strategic business and technology relationship for storage.
Cengent Therapeutics is a new drug discovery company formed by the completion of the merger of Structural Bioinformatics and GeneFormatics. The California Department of Corporations and the shareholders of both companies have approved the merger.
Taratec has licensed its Part 11 compliance software, Taratec e-Compliance (TeC), to Discovery Laboratories, Inc. to secure key clinical trial data.
Coreco Imaging announced that the company's joint effort with Cantronic Systems, Inc., has resulted in the deployment of thermal imaging systems in the fight against SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome).
Nikon Instruments Inc. appointed Scott Monroe, Kurt Neumann and John Parsons to leading positions in Nikon's Microscopy Division, effective immediately. All three will report to Microscopy Division Sales Manager Jim Hamlin. Dr.
Altair Engineering Inc. announced a global relationship with SGI. The agreement allows SGI to market and sell Altair's PBS Pro distributed computing technology with its SGI Origin 3000 systems and SGI Altix 3000 superclusters.
Research Systems, Inc. (RSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Eastman Kodak Company, announced that the State of Alaska's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is purchasing RSI's ENVI on the Net (EON) technology to create a new statewide digital basemap for use in multiple mapping applications.
The many scientists researching HIV, liver disease and other subjects at the University of Washington can now use Spotfire Inc.'s DecisionSite software to combine and analyze data from laboratories all over the world in the quest for knowledge and cures, Spotfire announced.
The Pittcon warmdown Randy C. Hice The hotel clerk saw me coming from across the lobby. She tried to appear preoccupied, hoping one of her co-workers would take care of my daily complaint that the housekeeper had again failed to re-stock soap in the room. But I was not to be denied.
This year the hot topic appeared to be tablet PCs John Joyce, Ph.D. While relatively stable this year, Pittcon featured the appearance of new vendors and a number of new alliances, both between informatics vendors and complementing vendors.
STARLIMS plays key role in integrating diverse laboratory operations into single system Rosana Santiago and Jose Ferrero Aspiring to merge the diverse operations of a central forensics laboratory in San Juan and three satellite operations into one single system, the Instituto de Ciencias Forenses [Institute of Forensic Sciences of Puerto Rico (ICF)] recently implemented a laboratory information management system (LIMS)