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Oct 12, 2006

InforSense and Thermo Electron Will Bundle their Offerings

  • InforSense will provide their KDE platform to Thermo Electron for integration into the BioWorks package for proteomics data analysis, according to a three-year OEM agreement between the two firms.

    BioWorks is a suite of layered software applications specifically designed to make protein identification easier. The main engine of BioWorks is the Sequest protein identification algorithm that provides the ability to directly analyze proteins in mixtures. Sequest is the most cited protein identification algorithms in scientific literature.



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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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