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Saturday, September 30, 2000

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find related articles. powered by google. Information Week IBM Joins In Genome Work
"IBM is pushing hard against the boundaries of data processing andintegration in a way that ultimately could affect everyone'shealth and well-being.

Through a technology license with Incyte Genomics Inc., IBM is applying its DiscoveryLink technology to the challenge of sifting mountains of genetic data to better identify the causes of diseases and aid in developing cures. DiscoveryLink's data- integration technology will be integrated with Incyte's Genomic Knowledge Platform."

"IBM says it has earmarked $100 million to develop advanced research technology for biotechnology, genomic, E-health, pharmaceutical, and agri-science industries."
find related articles. powered by google. RockyMountainNews Genomica rises on 1st trading day
"Genomica Corp., a maker of software for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, rose 2.3 percent on its first day of trading.

Shares of Genomica rose 44 cents to $19.44 in trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market. The Boulder-based company sold 6.44 million shares in an initial public offering at $19 a piece, raising $122 million.

Genomica develops software to help drugmakers manage and process large volumes of genetic information."

find related articles. powered by google. CNET Compaq to invest $100 million in biotech
"Compaq Computer said it plans to invest $100 million in early-stage companies that focus on genomics, tapping into a growing market of biotech start-ups involved in gene discovery, analysis, and information.

The company said its goal is to help promote development of biotech companies through a combination of financial support and access to its AlphaServers and StorageWork computing systems for use in gene sequencing, gene discovery, and other related activities.

Compaq said it would make its first investment in the Applied Genomics Technology Capital Fund, a Cambridge, Mass.-based venture capital fund that invests in companies specializing in genomics and bioinformatics, a new field that develops systems for analyzing, processing, and storing genetic information."

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Bioinformatics will be at the core of biology in the 21st century. In fields ranging from structural biology to genomics to biomedical imaging, ready access to data and analytical tools are fundamentally changing the way investigators in the life sciences conduct research and approach problems. Complex, computationally intensive biological problems are now being addressed and promise to significantly advance our understanding of biology and medicine. No biological discipline will be unaffected by these technological breakthroughs.


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