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Friday, August 15, 2003

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find related articles. powered by google. Computerworld Biotech a healthy market for chips

""Couple that with a personalised detection mechanism that shows the heart is suffering failure by monitoring blood flow and pressure in the aorta, and it's possible for your phone to ring and say 'your heart is about to stop - get to hospital quick; you have 20 minutes' thanks to the extra oxygen in your blood keeping you alive," he said.

Blatt was expanding on Intel's new push into the BioInformatics arena, which is to concentrate on both the improvement of existing IT services throughout the healthcare industry, and the development of new technologies within the device market."

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find related articles. powered by google. News.Com Intel gets inside life sciences

"The Santa Clara, Calif., chipmaker, which began an effort to boost its presence in life sciences in November, said on Tuesday that 15 universities and other research institutes in Australia, India, China and Singapore--all focused on areas such as medicine and genetics--are using or will soon put into place new computers based on Intel chips."

"The chipmaker isn't alone among tech companies angling for a stake in the life sciences."

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find related articles. powered by google. News.Com IBM joins genetics firm in drug search

"IBM and Icelandic company Decode Genetics will announce on Thursday a partnership to offer technology and services for applying genetic information to the hunt for new drugs."

"IDC ranks IBM near the top of the heap when it comes to outfitting life sciences organizations with information technology. IBM pulled in $1.36 billion in life sciences sales in 2001, according to IDC, while Hewlett-Packard and Compaq Computer--now merged--combined for $1.77 billion. Dell Computer ranked third with $821 million."

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find related articles. powered by google. eWeek Gateway Gears Up Grid Computing Push

"Gateway Inc., the PC maker best known for its consumer systems and talking cow, is linking thousands of display PCs in its nationwide chain of stores to create a grid computing environment capable of scaling to 14 teraflops of performance."

In a pilot test, Inpharmatica Ltd. reproduced the results of a bioinformatics job run on the Processing on Demand system and its own computer farm, said CIO Pat Leach. The London-based company turned to Gateway because it wants to cut the amount of time it spends managing its 2,300-processor computer farm. "We are a drug discovery company, not an IT shop," Leach said. "We would much rather employ people to do innovative analysis of the data than spend time building computers.""

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find related articles. powered by google. News.Com Intel delves into life sciences

"The Santa Clara, Calif.-based chipmaker said this week that it is working with universities, software developers and server manufacturers to come up with supercomputer-class systems, built around Intel technology, for pharmaceutical engineering, genetic research and other biotech projects, said Rick Herrmann, Intel's manager for worldwide high-performance computing.

"There seems to be a rush toward building out the infrastructure around life sciences," Hermann said. "Every country in the world is looking for bioinformatics to be the next technology pillar: Singapore...Taiwan...the U.S. Even Ireland is looking at it.""

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find related articles. powered by google. Buffalo News New UB computer hikes capacity tenfold

"Billionaire Michael Dell is in the Buffalo area today to help the University at Buffalo unveil a powerful new computer cluster provided by the company that he founded and continues to run."

""We've installed hundreds of these clusters. (But UB's) would be one of the larger ones, not only for us but in the world," Dell said. "And the amazing thing is we got this up and running in 60 days.""

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find related articles. powered by google. News.Com IT firms bet on biotech to lift high-end sales

"The world's largest computer makers, faced with sagging consumer demand, are betting that the huge data crunching needs of nascent biotechnology firms will grow into a multi-billion dollar market for their equipment and consulting services over the next decade."

""The average individual can't comprehend what has happened in the last half dozen years, where the two greatest medical discoveries, the genome and the microchip, have converged," said Cal Stiller, chief executive of the $250 million Canadian Medical Discoveries Fund."

"We need companies that are on the informatics side that say 'holy cow', we have just stumbled onto the mother lode! We know nothing about mining that area, but we can build the best drilling equipment out there," added Stiller."

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find related articles. powered by google. Forbes IBM's Biotech Resurgence

"In 1998, biotech upstart Celera Genomics needed a supercomputer to help it map the human genome. It didn't turn to IBM , which built 204 of the 500 fastest supercomputers. Both Celera and its academic competition, the Human Genome Project, used machines built by Compaq Computer. Two years later, Compaq is the leading seller of supercomputers to biological researchers.

But IBM noticed that biologists now need microprocessors as much as microscopes. A year ago, it used $100 million to start a division that sells computers, software and services to biotechnology and drug companies. This life sciences division has had some success; pulling into second place behind Compaq, it must do better."

redux [08.14.01]
find related articles. powered by google. Business 2.0 6,160,717,289 Cures for Cancer

"For years, technologists have dreamed that information technology and biotechnology would someday converge into one seamless superscience that could crack the molecular code of disease and yield a gold mine of new treatments and cures. It always seemed so logical, even if it never quite seemed to happen. Some very big names in tech -- Bill Gates ( MSFT ), Paul Allen, and Jim Clark, among others -- for years have been placing bets on so-called convergence companies that promised to exploit the merging of computing and biotech. Allen alone has investments in more than 50 of them, mostly obscure companies that use words like "genomics," "bioinformatics," and "proteomics" to describe what they do. This industry is so new it hasn't settled on a single name yet."

"Now, like a middle-age actor who has just been discovered, convergence has hit the big time. Corporate giants such as IBM ( IBM ) and Compaq ( CPQ ) are pouring $100 million dollops of cash into "life science" projects that mesh computers and biotech."

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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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