d-Wise names new CEO; Cognizant and Eagle Genomes eye new cloud app;

> Raleigh, NC-bases life sciences software firm d-Wise said it has named Bud Whitmeyer its new CEO. He was previously the firm's vice president of strategy and corporate development. Story

> Waltham, MA-based Thermo Fisher Scientific ($TMO) has revealed the latest release of its laboratory data management system software called SampleManager LIMS. Release

> NextDocs, a King of Prussia, PA-based provider of software for life sciences researchers built on Microsoft SharePoint, said that it won the "Best in Show" award in the clinical trials and research category at the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo 2011 in Boston. Release

> Boston-based clinical informatics company Humedica said that it has released new software that enables organizations to connect clinical outcomes with resource utilization. Release

> Windber Research Institute, a Windber, PA, organization focused on public health and cancer research, is mulling the commercialization of its internally developed bioinformatics systems. Story

> The outsourcing firm Cognizant ($CTSH) and bioinformatics software provider Eagle Genomics say that they are working with the nonprofit business group called the Pistoia Alliance Inc. "to develop a conceptual cloud-based platform to facilitate access to public and proprietary sources of gene sequence data." Release

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