Informatics pilot attracts 450 organizations; researchers forecast cloud conversions;

> Some 1500 individuals from more than 450 organizations representing 13 countries are now participating in cancer projects via the Biomedical Informatics Grid, a pilot program to develop an electronic data infrastructure system for cancer research that launched in 2004. Article

> University of California, Berkeley, researchers say that cloud computing services are five to seven times more cost effective than the traditional data center. Expect more companies to make the switch, says EnterpriseITPlanet. Report

> John Sweeney has been named vice president for Millipore's life science business unit. He was formerly VP for strategy and marketing services at the company's bioscience division. Release

> Life science software maker DSG, which markets electronic data capture tools for use in clinical trails, has made the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing U.S. privately held companies. DSG brought home 1800 percent revenue growth, rising to 32.1 million in 2008 from $1.7 million in 2005. Article

> Life Technologies has completed the sale of its SQL*LIMS laboratory information management software business to LabVantage Solutions. Release

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