Merging to visualize; image storage needs exploding;

> Benchware Pantheon software from Tripos permits drug discovery scientists to merge biological data and chemical structures from multiple sources and then analyze and visualize it. Announcement

> A software update for the Hamilton Storage Technologies -80ºC Sample Access Manager supports chain of custody and 21 CFR Part 11 requirements for compounds and biological samples. For each removal of a sample, the software updates a log of who took it out, who returned it and how long it was out of the -80ºC environment. Password login prevents unauthorized sample access. Release

> IBM and the California Institute of Technology are using DNA molecules as scaffolding that chip designers can use in next-generation integrated circuits. Article

> Frank Brown, senior vice president and chief science officer at Accelrys, has been appointed to the board of directors of the BioIT Alliance. Release

> Pathologists and dermatologists are among the swelling ranks of imaging technology users, sending healthcare provider storage requirements soaring. Article

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