April 14, 2006
FATE OF ORION
Orion MultiSystems, which had recently released a personal high-performance computer, has closed its doors. The company had long been rumored to be in trouble, and even though analysts felt they were ahead of the market. For example, the idea of a personal supercomputer is a key part of Microsoft’s high-performance computing, collaboration, and workflow strategy.
Massively Parallel Technologies (MPT), a provider of on-demand high-performance computing, announced MPT’s BioTech Virtual Power Center has added BLAST support for the complete UniGene library. The Uniprot/TrEMBL, environmental, transcript reference, and PDB libraries, along with other genomic and protein databases, also have been made available to the MPT BLAST community.
invivodata announced the first integration of data from ACCU-CHEK blood glucose meters from Roche Diagnostics with the DiaryPRO handheld patient diary from invivodata during a clinical trial. This advance was achieved using SyncPRO, invivodata’s integration module for improving the accuracy of all patient-reported measures in clinical trials.