RIKEN finds tech to compile scientific data; Accelrys cutting jobs;

> San Diego-based Accelrys, a provider of software for laboratories, told regulators last month that it was laying off 10 to 15 workers and was seeing a decline in revenue from its content business, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Story

> RIKEN, the Japanese research institute, has developed a web service interface that collects life sciences research data from multiple sources using a new semantic-JSON (Javascript object notation) programming interface. Release

> Wipro ($WIT), an IT services firm, has plans to aggressively grow its revenues from life sciences and healthcare customers. Story

> Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) and other experts spoke last month in Boston about new trends in research of treatments after they are approved. Story

> Cleveland-based DATATRAK International, a provider of clinical trials software, says it has extended a reselling agreement with NTT DATA for the Japanese market. Release