An inside look at Perceptive Informatics; Agilent awards grant for biological research software;

> Bio-IT World interviewed Parexel ($PRXL) Chief Operating Officer Mark Goldberg and asked him about the genesis of Perceptive Informatics, the large CRO's eClinical tech unit. Interview

> Agilent Technologies ($A) has provided a grant of an undisclosed sum to Dr. Chris Evelo and the department of bioinformatics at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. The award funds the "development of software to integrate different types of biological data," Agilent said. Release

> Arizona State University spotlights the work of one of its Ph.D. candidate's work on using algorithms and data design for cancer research. Item

> Franklin, TN-based MedQuist Holdings, a clinical documentation firm, has purchased Poiesis Informatics of Pittsburgh. Report