IDG expands Bio-It brand w/launch of "Bio-It Initiative" & Australian Pub.
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IDG International Dangerous Goods (mail, shipping) ), has launched an initiative to address technology infrastructure issues and opportunities in the global life sciences sector. An expansion of IDG's Bio-IT brand, the new "Bio-IT Initiative" is designed to provide end-users and IT vendors with ongoing analysis of market dynamics, forecasts, user requirements, and projections.
"Bio-IT" will include a new research subscription and advisory service called Bio-IT Infrastructure; custom research and consulting services Noun 1. consulting service - service provided by a professional advisor (e.g., a lawyer or doctor or CPA etc.)
service - work done by one person or group that benefits another; "budget separately for goods and services" ; and, industry workgroups. The initiative will cover such topics as servers, all storage devices, software technologies and products, and support services support services Psychology Non-health care-related ancillary services–eg, transportation, financial aid, support groups, homemaker services, respite services, and other services .
In related news, IDG has launched Australian Biotechnology News and an accompanying Web site for the Australian biotechnology market. The new weekly has an initial paid circulation of 5500 senior business, IT and scientific buyers. The publication carries industry product news, technology research results, recruitment data, and a biotechnology edition of IDG's corporate database, "Contacts." Editorial will cover such topics as drug discovery and development, drug delivery, bioinformatics Using computers in biological research to analyze or predict the composition of molecules (nucleic acids, proteins, etc.) and model biologic systems. Bioinformatics is most prominent in the Human Genome Project, which has recorded the three billion chemical base pairs that make up the , genomics, proteomics pro·te·o·mics
The analysis of the expression, localization, functions, and interactions of the proteins produced by the genes of an organism. , and agriculture.