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Software alliances continue to multiply.

Pittcon 2003 marked the official announcement of several new alliances among information technology companies. As has been its pattern since it formed its Life Sciences business unit three years ago, IBM was once again busy'Snaking connections with major lab instrument and software vendors. At Pittcon, IBM Life Sciences Business Unit announced a new partnership with LabWare, a LIMS company, which will join IBM's Partner World Program. IBM also announced a partnership with NuGenesis Technologies to co-market its Scientific Data Management System (SDMS) with the IBM eServer and TotalStorage solution. The result of IBM and Thermo Electron's partnership was on display with the introduction of the integrated eRecordManager/Tivoli Storage Manager solution. In a press release, IBM noted its partnerships with over 30 analytical tool companies by which IBM's middleware, server platform or software are sold or marketed in conjunction with these companies' products.

NuGenesis also had a busy Pittcon. In addition to its IBM partnership, NuGenesis announced that LabWare's new Electronic Analytical Worksheet provides access to information stored in NuGenesis' SDMS. Thus, SDMS can provide support for LabWare's LIMS. Also, NuGenesis has partnered with InnaPhase to integrate SDMS with InnaPhase's Pharma LIMS Suite.
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Date:Mar 15, 2003
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