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Thermo's Bold Bet on LIMS-on-Demand 
By John Russell 

For several years the LIMS market (roughly $400M worldwide) has been stuck in neutral. Indeed, depending upon whose estimate you believe, perhaps 80 percent of labs forego the use of commercial LIMS for a variety of well-documented reasons - high cost, year-long deployment efforts, inflexibility, etc.  That's all about to change, says Kim Shah, ThermoFisher Scientific's director of marketing, informatics, and Thermo will lead the charge. Read more 


Bio-IT World Conference Preview 
By Bio-IT World Staff 

The 2010 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo takes place April 20-22 in Boston. Full details of the program are available at, but here are some of the editors' highlights from the 2010 program: 

Big Pharma Perspective
Christoph Westphal has a spectacular resume as a venture capitalist, helping launch Alnylam (RNA interference) and Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, acquired by GlaxoSmithKline for $720 million. Westphal will offer a fascinating perspective on the technological and cultural challenges facing drug developers in the age of personalized medicine.

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Expression Analysis is All Smiles 

Working in 2010, it is easy to forget the bumpy road first travelled by microarray technology to win respect. In 2001--when Expression Analysis (EA) was formed--the hopes for microarray technology were high but so was skepticism. Steve McPhail, EA's CEO, remembers the rugged road well. Read more 


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Philips and Definiens Announce Collaboration |
 The pair signed a MOU to jointly develop and market clinical decision support solutions for digital pathology. The initial project between will focus on immunohistology-based breast cancer diagnostics.
Illumina Debuts Enhanced Custom Chip | Illumina unveiled HumanOmniExpress+ Custom BeadChip, an enhancement to the recently announced OmniExpress BeadChip that allows for the addition of up to 200,000 custom variants for a total of >900k variants per sample.
febit Launches Whole Genome Sequencing in Europe | febit now offers whole genome sequencing services in Europe for a broad range of species.
GeneGo Releases ToxHunter | GeneGo released the first set of tools and content stemming from its industry-FDA MetaTox partnership program.
Ingenuity Adds New Distributor | Ingenuity Systems selected Biodiagnostics as its new distributor of IPA in Greece, Turkey and the Balkan countries.
Accelrys Discovery Studio 2.5.5 Released | This release features new algorithmic developments in the protein modeling area and access to the latest version of the popular GOLD docking program.
M.D. Anderson Chooses Biotracker | Ocimum Biosolutions reported its Biotracker LIMS solution was selected by the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.
ChromoTek Offers New Tools | Bioimaging tools RFP-Trap and GFP-Booster, used to identify and pull down interaction partners of proteins.
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StorNext 4.0: Technical Product Brief  
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Predict or Perish! Shaping the Practices of Clinical Trials 
Predictive Analytics are a key differentiator in running your clinical trials successfully through 2010 and beyond. They will help you to optimize your patient enrollment, reduce your clinical operations costs and minimize your financial liability in the clinical supply chain
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Technology Challenges and Outlook for Drug Safety Management in Clinical Trials 
This podcast will discuss the drug safety regulation challenges that the biopharmaceutical industry is facing in clinical trials and the emerging new technologies that can help researchers to address them. Listen to the podcast 



Insight Pharma Reports
Outsourcing Preclinical Studies to China: Benefits and Challenges 

Author:Eric Meyers, MBA 

Within the past several years, a number of government labs as well as private and joint venture CRO's have or will soon offer preclinical GLP study services to Western clients. This report, built on discussions and facility visits to the most advanced labs, provides a detailed view of the current and evolving preclinical study capabilities in China, their structures and services, as well as an analysis of the comparative costs between US and China-based CRO's.   Read more.

Industry Trends
Multiplex Assays: Evolving Technologies, Applications, & Future Directions 
Author: Ken Rubenstein, Ph.D. 

Multiplex Assays has generated a great deal of excitement in the past 15 years.  This report examines the role of multiplex and multi-analyte biomarker assays in translational medicine.  Read more.



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