Agilent Technologies Joins BioIT Alliance.SANTA CLARA Santa Clara, city, Cuba
Santa Clara (sän`tä klä`rä), city (1994 est. pop. 217,000), capital of Villa Clara prov., central Cuba. , Calif. -- Agilent Technologies This article needs sources or references that appear in reliable, third-party publications. Alone, primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of this article are not sufficient for an accurate encyclopedia article. today announced that it has joined the BioIT Alliance, a cross-industry group working together to improve biomedical bi·o·med·i·cal
1. Of or relating to biomedicine.
2. Of, relating to, or involving biological, medical, and physical sciences. information technology.
The Alliance seeks to enable the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, equipment manufacturing and software industries to share best practices and develop standards for sharing biomedical data, improving collaboration and effectively managing life sciences knowledge. The early focus of the Alliance has been on addressing data-capture and data-integration challenges that hinder hin·der 1
v. hin·dered, hin·der·ing, hin·ders
1. To be or get in the way of.
2. To obstruct or delay the progress of.
v.intr. the adoption of emerging life science technologies.
As a member of the alliance, Agilent will collaborate with other members on proof-of-concept applications that address critical bottlenecks in biomedical discovery. Included is the alliance's latest proof-of-concept, the Biomarkers Project, designed to simplify the process of identifying and validating genomic genomic
pertaining to a genome.
the DNA sequences making up the genome of an individual.
see gene bank. biomarkers, the characteristics that indicate the presence of a disease or the likely efficacy of a drug.
"Agilent's involvement in the BioIT Alliance will further strengthen our commitment to enable biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to effectively integrate data and insights from multiple disciplines and measurement platforms," said Nick Roelofs, vice president and general manager of life sciences, Agilent Technologies.
For more information about Agilent's life sciences and chemical analysis solutions, visit www.chem.agilent.com.
About the BioIT Alliance
Formed in 2006, the BioIT Alliance is a cross-industry group working together to improve biomedical information technology on the Microsoft platform. Additional information about the BioIT Alliance can be found on the BioIT Alliance Web site at www.bioitalliance.org.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 20,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $5.1 billion in fiscal 2005. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.
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