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Apple on the Road

Apple Computer has made the short list of five companies that are “widely perceived to be the best qualified to implement new technologies that will advance genomics research.” Market research firm BioInformatics LLC recently published results of the survey that asked 600 genomics researchers which technology vendor they prefer. Apple is also launching a small national road show that will focus on high-performance computing in the sciences. The road show is scheduled to visit San Diego, San Francisco, Boston, New York, and Cincinnati.

Blue Gene On Demand

IBM is offering a new pay-as-you-go, on-demand service where life science companies can access a Blue Gene computer capable of delivering 5.7 teraFLOPS of processing power. The service is aimed at projects that require extremely high amounts of processing power for short time periods.

Euros Target Nanomeds

To accelerate the potential benefits from nanomedicine, the European Science Foundation recommends that, over the next few years, more research emphasis be placed on nano-based drug delivery systems and analytic and imaging tools related to nanomedicine.

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