CLC bio targets market for bench-top sequencers with NGS software; Donors back two bioinformatics programs;

> CLC bio, a Denmark-based provider of software for analyzing next-generation sequencing data, has announced a plan to offer free trials of its software for six months--rather than its standard 14 to 30 days--for customers who are using its technology with three new bench top sequencing machines at various stages of commercial readiness. Article

> Check out the recent profile on GNS Healthcare in HPCwire, which says that the Cambridge, MA-based company "delivers a virtual clinical trial. But instead of taking millions of dollars and years to accomplish, the simulated version can be executed for a fraction of the cost in weeks or even just days." Item

> Don Brown, founder and CEO of Interactive Intelligence, has provided a $50,000 gift to support a bioinformatics fellowship at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing. Release

> The John R. Oishei Foundation is providing a two-year, $850,000 grant to the University of Buffalo's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, providing funding to enhance its bioinformatics and computational biology competency on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Item