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Merck vaccine plant taps R&D's Big Data platform to solve yield conundrum

Having invested in data analytics platforms in recent years, pharma R&D labs are working to develop the drugs that will justify their spending. But the experience of Merck suggests the costs can be spread across the business, with manufacturing teams finding the data analytics tools as useful as their peers in R&D do.

Amazon, Baylor and DNAnexus team up for huge sequencing project

The scale of genomics sequencing projects continues to grow rapidly. Just as the 1,000 Genomes Project once dwarfed the Human Genome Project, now an initiative involving Amazon, Baylor College of Medicine and DNAnexus has surpassed both of them, generating 430 terabytes of data in the process.

Pharma twist in cloud computing rivalry

Google has upped its cloud-computing game with enhancements that rival Amazon's and could give customers more opportunities to tap cloud computing.

Amazon tempts pharma R&D outfits with low-cost data storage

Amazon has revealed a new cloud-based service called Glacier for archiving large amounts data on the cheap.

AstraZeneca taps Amazon-like service for outsourcing research

At AstraZeneca ($AZN), scientists can search a virtual research exchange to shop for services from contract research groups in a similar fashion to browsing an online marketplace such as Amazon.com ($AMZN).

Google's new cloud attracts biotech researchers

Eager to expand its computing power in a jiffy, the biotech Numerate has integrated its drug discovery technology with Google's ($GOOG) new cloud-computing platform. The San Bruno, CA-based company says it is one of just several partners using the Google Compute Engine, which the Internet giant announced last week would be available in a limited release.

Amazon hungers for genomics data after NIH pact

Amazon's late March deal with Uncle Sam to host a huge dataset of genomes has made waves in the technology world, as it marks yet another advance in the use of cloud computing to corral massive amounts of scientific data.

Report: Amazon, Lilly split over cloud liability

Eli Lilly may have split with Amazon Web Services in their much heralded cloud computing relationship. The reason: legal indemnification. SearchCloudComputing.com reported the split last week, though

Lilly continues cloud computing efforts

In pharma circles, the cloud computing buzz has ratcheted down significantly from last summer and fall. But that's not to say that use of the cloud has stopped or that service providers have ceased

Amazon answers biopharma's cloud interest

Biopharma companies in Japan, China and India are currently more intent on investing in cloud computing than companies in other regions--so says market analyst Ovum, part of Datamonitor. The easing