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January 24 2002

Life On The Net!


1.  Science News: ?Geneticists Withholding Data?
2.  InFocus: ?Advances in DNA and RNA Diagnostics?
3.  Career Fair: Genome 2002 Tri-Conference Career Fair Exhibition
4.  Investment Research: Introducing Btech Investor
5.  Market Research:  ?Marketing to Life Scientists: Keys to Success?
6.  Jobs of the Week: ?Bioinformatics Specialist? and others
7.  Product Highlight: Biotechnix® 3d 1.0


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-European Commission's Biotechnology Policy Proposal Released
The European Commission today adopted a major policy initiative  for the
development of life sciences and biotechnology in Europe. This strategy
paper includes an action plan with recommendations for Member States, local
authorities, industry and other stakeholders. It aims to help Europe master
the frontier technologies that could make a major contribution to the goal
of becoming the world's most competitive, knowledge-based and sustainable
economy within a decade.

-Antimicrobial Peptides: New Weapons Against Infection
In a review article published in the January 24, 2002 issue of the journal
Nature, Michael Zasloff, MD, PhD, Georgetown University Medical Center?s
Dean of Research and Translational Science, describes how antimicrobial
peptides, molecules that exist throughout the plant and animal kingdoms, are
inspiring the design of new antibiotics that may help conquer the growing
problem of resistance to conventional antibiotics.

-Neural Networks Meet CombiChem
A new method promises to change how companies create materials ? using
artificial intelligence and a technique that simultaneously tests thousands
of formulations ? dramatically speeding up the discovery process.

-Geneticists Withholding Data
While it is generally acknowledged that the progress of science depends on
the free exchange of resources and knowledge, a new study finds that data,
materials and information are often kept secret in academic genetics.

-Accelrys Announces Agreement With Compaq
Accelrys Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pharmacopeia, Inc. (Nasdaq:
PCOP) today announced an agreement with Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE:
CPQ) to deliver Accelrys' industry-leading materials research software on
Compaq's Tru64 UNIX operating system running on Compaq's AlphaServer

-MabThera® & Chemo Treats Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Anti-cancer drug MabThera® (rituximab) combined with standard chemotherapy
can increase the chance of a cure and prolong survival in an increasingly
common form of blood cancer called aggressive non-Hodgkin?s lymphoma (NHL).
This according to pivotal study results highlighted January 23, 2002 in the
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

-900,000 Daltons
Even with the most powerful and sensitive of modern nuclear magnetic
resonance (NMR) instruments, many interesting systems are impossible to
solve because they are simply too big. TROSY is a technique that suppresses
the transverse nuclear spin relaxation?the event that causes the
deterioration of NMR spectra for larger molecular structures.

-Voyage of the Nano-Surgeons
It's like a scene from the movie "Fantastic Voyage." A tiny vessel?far
smaller than a human cell?tumbles through a patient's bloodstream, hunting
down diseased cells and penetrating their membranes to deliver precise doses
of medicines. Only this isn't Hollywood. This is real science.

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Our next InFocus Webcast, "Advances in DNA and RNA Diagnostics" is
scheduled for Thursday, January 31 at 10 am Pacific Time.

The development of nucleic acid diagnostic technologies is driven by the
need for efficient and accurate detection of genetic variation and 
expression patterns among large sets of genes. This InFocus Webcast
explores the new platforms and technologies that are enhancing the speed,
reproducibility and reliability of nucleic acid detection, 
modification and amplification.

Join us for a live discussion featuring these leaders in the field of
nucleic acid diagnostics:

-Hagan Bayley
Professor, Departments of Biochemistry & Genetics, and Chemistry,
Texas A&M University

-David Walt
Professor of Chemistry
Tufts University

-James Versalovic
Director, Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics
Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine

*For more information, go to:

*For information on how to tune in to the live webcast, go to:

*To view past InFocus Webcast recordings and transcripts, go to:

*Coming Up February 13, 2002:'s InFocus Webcast, "Real-Time PCR:
Emerging Applications," sponsored by Cepheid. Stay Tuned for Details!

*'s InFocus Webcast, "DNA Microarrays: Platforms and
Applications," was broadcast Wednesday, December 12, 2001.

To read the pdf transcript of this webcast, go to:

=========================================================================== and Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Genome 2002 Tri-Conference Career Fair Exhibition

February 23, 2002

Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Your Resume

The Tri-Con Career Fair, organized by CHI and, provides job seekers
with a forum to interact with hiring managers and human resource 
professionals from some of the world?s leading biotech and pharmaceutical
organizations.  This is a first rate tool for matching your skills with the
right organization.  Put yourself on the fast track with some of the hottest
careers in the genomics industry; attend the Tri-Con Career Fair.  

In order to make your job searching experience more efficient and
productive, please bring several copies of your resume with you.  
The career fair is free to all attendees.  

Click here to pre-register for the event:

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-Functional Proteomics: Short-Cuts to Drug Discovery
Technical innovations that can dramatically reduce the time required to
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called functional proteomics, and companies engaging in this research could
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Look at what's new on Career Center this week:

1.  Bioinformatics Specialist:  University of California at San Diego

2.  Liquid Formulation Scientist:  Pharmaceutical Company, Michigan

3.  Research Associate - Flow Cytometry:  Biotech Company, Michigan

4.  Senior/Principal Research Associate:  Pharmaceutical Company, Ohio

5.  Technical Support Representative:  Upstate Biotechnology

6.  Research Director:  Pfizer Global Research & Development

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