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March 2003


Features

Technology Overload
Special Report: Resolving Bottlenecks, Part I
Inundated with new IT tools and mountains of data, the pharmaceutical industry struggles to pull it all together.
By Mark D. Uehling

Common Knowledge
Two heads (or more) are better than one, except when they don't share information. Knowledge management can help.
By Salvatore Salamone


Champions of the Bio-IT World
Part II: Introducing 25 innovative companies that exemplify the convergence of information technology and life sciences.



Strategic Insights 
· Streamlining Clinical Trials with IT
· E-Clinical Technology Overview
· Getting IT Right
· E-Recruitment: Trial by Wire
· Products and Services Guide


News·Analysis 

Getting Serious About HIPAA
Agendia to Market First DNA Chip-Based Test
Sowing Seeds of New Research
Bioinformatics Moves from Starring Role to Supporting Cast
Rx for Patient Shortage?
Looking for Love
Scientists Abandon Ship
HP Optimistic About Europe




Horizons
The BioTeam: Riders of the Storm
The self-described SWAT team of bio-IT builds state-of-the-art infrastructure for life science organizations. 

Web Services: Antidote for Anarchy
Strategically applying an enterprisewide IT architecture can reduce costs and complexity. 

Sifting Through Standards
They can sometimes raise more questions than they answer. Take a pragmatic approach. 

Columns & Departments

First Base | Kevin Davies
"It's high time molecular biology became quantitative," and other thoughts from Sir John Maddox.


Nothing Ventured... | Michael A. Greeley
Did informatics companies forget about the fundamental law of supply and demand? 


Fully Equipped | By Julia Boguslavsky
Proteomics will drive much of the growth in the instrumentation market. Here's why. 


The Dodge Retort | John Dodge
In uncharacteristically quiet fashion, Microsoft is finally revealing its health-IT strategy.


New Products
Alpha Innotech FluorChem Imaging System· Affymetrix GeneChip Scanner 3000· SGI Altix 3000 Linux servers 


Letters