Life Scientists Celebrate Ten Years Online.ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Science Advisory Board (http://www.scienceboard.net), an online community of more than 34,000 scientists, celebrates its ten-year anniversary -- making it one of the most enduring social networks on the Web.
The Science Advisory Board is a division of 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 , LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
LLC - Logical Link Control (http://www.gene2drug.com), a research and advisory firm serving more than 300 clients in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, IT, scientific publishing and finance industries.
"We take great pride in reaching this significant milestone," said Bill Kelly, President of BioInformatics, LLC. "Long before anyone used the phrase 'Web 2.0', we were leveraging the Internet to deliver online professional networking services to life science researchers."
The Science Advisory Board Website was launched in September 1997 with the goal of helping bridge the gap between the manufacturers and end-users of instruments, products and services used in advanced biological research and drug discovery.
"Our philosophy has always been to provide our members with the online tools that help them conduct their research more effectively," commented Tamara Zemlo, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Chair of the Board's Steering Committee steer·ing committee
A committee that sets agendas and schedules of business, as for a legislative body or other assemblage.
Noun . "By enabling scientists to collaborate with each other and to share their experiences with the community, we have created an indispensable resource used daily in labs around the world."
The Website boasts tens of thousands of pages of user-generated content The production of content by the general public rather than by paid professionals and experts in the field. Mostly available on the Web via blogs and wikis, user-generated content refers to material such as the daily news, encyclopedias and other references, movie and product reviews as in the form of white papers, blogs, a discussion forum and member-submitted reviews of products, books, databases and Websites.
"What prompted me to join The Science Advisory Board was the fact that it is a place where I could ask questions to see if anyone else in the community is having the same research problems I am having, as well as find out the 'pulse' of the scientific community as a whole, not just in my field of specialty," explained member Heather Mottaz, a researcher at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is one of nine United States Department of Energy (DOE) multiprogram national laboratories. The laboratory
PNNL is located in Richland, Washington, and operates a marine research facility in Sequim, Washington. . "It's like going to a large scientific meeting, only you can go whenever you feel like it."
Member scientists also participate in market research activities conducted by parent company BioInformatics, LLC. The experiences and opinions of scientific customers are an invaluable source of market intelligence to manufacturers, especially in areas such as genomics and proteomics pro·te·o·mics
The analysis of the expression, localization, functions, and interactions of the proteins produced by the genes of an organism. that are characterized char·ac·ter·ize
tr.v. character·ized, character·iz·ing, character·iz·es
1. To describe the qualities or peculiarities of: characterized the warden as ruthless.
2. by rapid technological change.
BioInformatics, LLC also operates The Life Science Executive Exchange (http://www.LifeScienceExec.com) another professional networking site serving the needs of corporate managers in the biotechnology tools market.
"Together, these two valuable Web properties stake out our position as the industry's premier infomediary--brokering the exchange of valuable information between the suppliers and consumers of life science technologies, products and services," commented Kelly. "Our focus now is exploiting our existing processes for collecting market data to produce new information-based products and services that meets the crossover Crossover
The point on a stock chart when a security and an indicator intersect. Crossovers are used by technical analysts to aid in forecasting the future movements in the price of a stock. In most technical analysis models, a crossover is a signal to either buy or sell. demand for information between the scientific and commercial segments of the market."
ABOUT BIOINFORMATICS, LLC
BioInformatics, LLC is the premier research and consulting firm Noun 1. consulting firm - a firm of experts providing professional advice to an organization for a fee
business firm, firm, house - the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a serving the life science tools industry. By leveraging our global online panel of tens of thousands of biomedical bi·o·med·i·cal
1. Of or relating to biomedicine.
2. Of, relating to, or involving biological, medical, and physical sciences. researchers, we have supported more than 300 companies and provided insights that lead to better business decisions. Our assignments include assessing the size and attractiveness of markets, optimizing product configurations and pricing, validating corporate acquisitions, measuring customers' brand loyalty, and evaluating brand strength and positioning.