Compression tames informatics data; exec foresees genome app for iPhone;

> A commercial data compression solution packaged with about 100 algorithms boasts 45 to 85 percent compression of the more than 600 file types supported. Used in conjunction with large network storage devices, it can stretch bioinformatics storage dollars. Article

> The complexities of the human genome can be made accessible through tools like the iPhone," says Illumina CEO Jay Flatley. "The convergence of the science and IT technology today creates a unique possibility to manage human health in new ways." Article

> Image Solutions has unveiled an offering for global pharmaceutical companies interested in optimizing submission processes between headquarters and their local operating companies. Announcement

> The benefits and challenges of data, instrument and enterprise integration strategies at life sciences companies are topics in an interview with Dave Champagne, VP/GM for informatics at Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Thor-Gunnar Steinsli, LIMS Manager at HUNT Research. Interview 

> Recombinant Data, a privately held data warehousing provider based in Newton, Mass, has helped the University of Massachusetts Medical School integrate a data warehouse and an open source informatics platform into a new biorepository. Article