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Bio.com News & Updates
January 24 2002
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Life On The Net!

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CONTENTS:
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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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1.  SCIENCE NEWS
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-European Commission's Biotechnology Policy Proposal Released
http://www.bio.com/Redirectors/LinkRedirect01_23.jhtml?link=1
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
http://www.bio.com/Redirectors/LinkRedirect01_23.jhtml?link=2
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
http://www.bio.com/Redirectors/LinkRedirect01_23.jhtml?link=3
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
http://www.bio.com/Redirectors/LinkRedirect01_23.jhtml?link=4
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
http://www.bio.com/Redirectors/LinkRedirect01_23.jhtml?link=5
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
platform.

-MabThera® & Chemo Treats Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
http://www.bio.com/Redirectors/LinkRedirect01_23.jhtml?link=6
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
http://www.bio.com/Redirectors/LinkRedirect01_23.jhtml?link=7
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
http://www.bio.com/Redirectors/LinkRedirect01_23.jhtml?link=8
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.


To view all news, visit http://bio.com/news/research/

To view Industry news, visit http://bio.com/news/pr/


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2.  INFOCUS WEBCAST
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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:
http://www.bio.com/Redirectors/LinkRedirect01_23.jhtml?link=9

*For information on how to tune in to the live webcast, go to:
http://www.bio.com/Redirectors/LinkRedirect01_23.jhtml?link=10

*To view past InFocus Webcast recordings and transcripts, go to:
http://www.bio.com/newsfeatures/newsfeatures_fochives.jhtml

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

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

To read the pdf transcript of this webcast, go to:
http://www.bio.com/file_temp/platapps.pdf


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3.  CAREER FAIR:  GENOME 2002 TRI-CONFERENCE CAREER FAIR EXHIBITION
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Bio.com and Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Genome 2002 Tri-Conference Career Fair Exhibition
http://www.bio.com/careercenter/careercenter_jobfair.jhtml

-Date:
February 23, 2002

-Location:
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054

-Fee:
Your Resume

The Tri-Con Career Fair, organized by CHI and bio.com, 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:
http://www.bio.com/careercenter/careercenter_jf_cambridgereg.jhtml

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4.  INVESTMENT RESEARCH
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Bio.com is pleased to welcome Btech Investor and SCO Financial Group
as bio.com content partners.

Btech Investor provides consulting on the biotechnology industry to
the financial and biotechnology communities and publishes the Btech
Investor Reports and Btech Investor News.

For an example of Btech Investor's reports on the biotech industry,
go to:
http://www.bio.com/Redirectors/LinkRedirect01_03.jhtml?link=10

To purchase a subscription to Btech investor, or to browse and/or
purchase individual reports, visit the bio.com store:
http://www.bio.com/Redirectors/LinkRedirect01_03.jhtml?link=11

SCO Financial Group, a registered investment advisor focused on
identifying emerging growth companies in the healthcare sectors,
has made its investment research available, for free, to online
investors at Bio.com.

For an example, read their latest report on Cytogen, Inc:
http://www.bio.com/Redirectors/LinkRedirect01_15.jhtml?link=8

For more investment research from SCO Financial Group, go to:
http://www.bio.com/Redirectors/LinkRedirect01_23.jhtml?link=11


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5.  MARKET RESEARCH
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Bio.com offers the most comprehensive collection of market research
available on the web. Check out these latest additions:

-Marketing to Life Scientists: Keys to Success
http://www.bio.com/Redirectors/LinkRedirect01_23.jhtml?link=12
This report is designed to help marketing professionals optimize their
marketing mix in the academic, industrial and government segments of the
life sciences market.

-Scientific and Medical Journals on the Web
http://www.bio.com/Redirectors/LinkRedirect01_23.jhtml?link=13
This major study examines the complex issues facing Scientific, Technical &
Medical (STM) publishers as they confront the fast changing landscape of
electronic publishing.

-Functional Proteomics: Short-Cuts to Drug Discovery
http://www.bio.com/Redirectors/LinkRedirect01_23.jhtml?link=14
Technical innovations that can dramatically reduce the time required to
develop new therapeutics are driving the emergence of a new research field
called functional proteomics, and companies engaging in this research could
see huge growth in coming years.


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6.  JOBS OF THE WEEK
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Look at what's new on Bio.com Career Center this week:

1.  Bioinformatics Specialist:  University of California at San Diego
http://career.bio.com/pages/jobsearch.cfm?object=5&job=776599&action=View

2.  Liquid Formulation Scientist:  Pharmaceutical Company, Michigan
http://career.bio.com/pages/jobsearch.cfm?object=5&job=775302&action=View

3.  Research Associate - Flow Cytometry:  Biotech Company, Michigan
http://career.bio.com/pages/jobsearch.cfm?object=5&job=775309&action=View

4.  Senior/Principal Research Associate:  Pharmaceutical Company, Ohio
http://career.bio.com/pages/jobsearch.cfm?object=5&job=774220&action=View

5.  Technical Support Representative:  Upstate Biotechnology
http://career.bio.com/pages/jobsearch.cfm?object=5&job=771881&action=View

6.  Research Director:  Pfizer Global Research & Development
http://career.bio.com/pages/jobsearch.cfm?object=5&job=776495&action=View


Browse all jobs at http://career.bio.com/pages/featured.cfm?1


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7.  PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT
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Biotechnix® 3d 1.0: The next generation in bioinformatics software.
Delivering the broadest and most productive toolset available, 
Biotechnix 3d helps you explore your creativity, work at peak efficiency,
and achieve the highest quality results for your publications.
Written from the ground up for the Macintosh, Biotechnix 3d gives you the
power of bioinformatics with the efficiency and ease of use of the Mac
operating system.
http://www.bio.com/Redirectors/LinkRedirect01_15.jhtml?link=9

Browse all software in the bio.com store:
http://www.bio.com/store/store_software.jhtml








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