IBM, Tiens build IT platform; Software sniffs mutations;

> IBM and biotech Tiens Group have teamed to create an advanced IT infrastructure platform. IBM is providing integration services, technical support and technology for building and maintenance. Article

> Genetic analysis software maker Geospiza has received a Phase I small business grant to develop software systems for detecting rare mutations from the National Human Genome Research Institute. Release

> A new release of SYBYL-X from informatics-solution provider Tripos targets scientists and computational chemists with tools for discovery, including a screener that aids in finding novel R-groups predicted to have high potency. Announcement

> Contract researcher Kendle's proprietary TrialEAS electronic adjudication system has been named the best software development in clinical trials in the Good Clinical Practice Journal clinical research excellence awards held last week in London. Release

> Clinical trial solutions provider Exco InTouch has gone upscale in its new headquarters location: Pishiobury Manor was once owned by King Henry VIII who gifted the property to Anne Boleyn. Item