OpGen seals deal with U.S. spy outfit In-Q-Tel; SAS launches online community for life sciences, healthcare pros;

> OpGen, a provider of tools and software for whole-genome analysis, has sealed a collaboration deal with In-Q-Tel focusing on microbial genome analysis. Release

> SAS, a Cary, NC-based provider of analytics, has started an online community that involves a traditional website to serve as a forum for health and life sciences professionals "who are dedicated to transforming healthcare." Item

> Medidata Solutions ($MDSO) says it has taken its tie-up with the CRO Inc Research to new heights, with the CRO implementing Medidata's "Balance," "Targeted SDV" and "Coder" products. Release

> With plans to launch a new cancer research, the University of Pennsylvania has been given a $25 million gift. Part of the funding will be used to enhance bioinformatics capabilities. Item

> Datatrak International ($DATA), a provider of clinical trials software, boosted first-quarter revenue 12% to $2.1 million compared with a year earlier. Release

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