Biopharma goes open-source for big data crunching; Biogen reaffirms Dataflow Manager;

> Open-source Hadoop software, developed for processing huge volumes of structured and unstructured data, is increasingly being adopted by biotech and pharmaceutical companies. Story

> Biogen Idec has signed a three-year enterprise license for PharmaPros' automated study management solution, Dataflow Manager. Biogen release

> ARTClinica has unveiled a solution that combines electronic data capture and clinical trial management capabilities with optional interactive voice/web response software. ARTClinica release

> ViroPharma has extended its agreement to use the Medidata Rave EDC and CTMS platform for a multi-year period. Release

> Almac's Clinical Technologies business unit, a provider of interactive voice and web response services, has teamed with Exco InTouch, a specialist in subject recruitment and ePRO services. Announcement

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