Pharma gets digital with drug discovery; Food industry investing in bioinformatics;

> Pharma companies are taking drug discovery into their own hands and are using powerful computers to design drugs and create custom-made compounds. Story (sub. req.)

> SBV Improver, a website launched by Philip Morris International ($PM) and IBM Research ($IBM) to help scientists learn about and contribute to the development of a new crowd sourcing method for verification of scientific data and results, has launched its Species Translation Challenge, in which participants will use translational mapping. Item

> Veeva Systems has rolled out a new regulatory compliant email system for life sciences companies designed to improve communication between sales reps and healthcare practitioners. Release

And Finally... As DNA sequencing becomes cheaper, food companies are investing more in bioinformatics studies to help develop better products. Story