September 11, 2009

List of Companies working on Microarrays and related Data Analysis

Affymetrix —  Developing systems to acquire, analyze and manage genetic info.
Agilent Technologies —   Provider of a range of microarrays for different organisms, manufacture the 2100 bioanalyzer.
Asper Biotechnology —   Manufacture coated microarray glass slides.
Axon Instruments —  Design and manufacture of instrumentation for genomics and proteomics.
BioDiscovery —   Providing software solutions for gene expression research.
BioMicro Systems — Providing the MAUI Hybridization system for active mixing of ultra low volumes during microarray hybridization.
BioRobotics —  Design, manufacture, and supply of automated solutions for molecular biology research.
BioSieve —  Provides microarray data analysis package on Java platform.
Cartesian Technologies —   Providing tools for microscale liquid handling and associated automation.
Clondiag Chip Technologies —  Imaging and LIMS software and technologies.
Clontech — Development and production of innovative biological products.
GeneData —  Providing computational solutions for analyisis of large quantities of data.
GeneLogic — Providing a data management platform for large-scale data analysis.
Genemachines — Developing machinery for genomics automation.
Gene Network Sciences — Developing dynamic computer models of living cells and next generation data-mining tools.
Genomic Solutions — Providing a variety of genomic research tools.
Genetix — Providing microarray printers, scanners, reagents and consumables.
Genotypic — A genomics and bioinformatics company, providing microarray products & services.
Genome Explorations Inc. — Providing Gene Expression analysis using the Affymetrix Platform.
Iobion Informatics LLC —   Microarray data management and analysis software.
LION Bioscience — Providing expression data analysis systems.
Molecular Dynamics —  Developing and manufacturing microarray systems.
Motorola Life Sciences — Developing system solutions for high-performance gene espression profiling.
MWG Biotech — Microarray provider of multiple whole genome arrays, custom arrays and other array products
Ocimum Biosolutions — Providing biotechnology software solutions, including Genowiz for micorarray data analysis and management.
Packard BioScience — Producing tools used in genomics and proteomics.
Perkin Elmer — Providing a list of various microarray products.
Rosetta Inpharmatics — Providers of bioinformatics solutions and gene expression analysis systems.
Scanalytics — Providing image analysis software for extracting and visualizing DNA microarray data.
Silicon Genetics — Providing genomic expression data analysis, visualization, mining, and storage products.
SSI Robotics — Robotic automation systems and instrument integration for life science related processes.
Superarray Bioscience — Developing pathway/application specific gene expression tools

Add more to this list…… !!!

August 11, 2009

EMBRACE – Active registry for bioinformatics web services

Filed under: Bioinformatics — Biointelligence: Education,Training & Consultancy Services @ 12:47 pm
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Web services’ have become important tools in bioinformatics, allowing databases and algorithms to be accessed programmatically as computational components in programs, workflows and interactive analysis tools. Although these services are becoming common, with an growing adoption of standard protocols and technologies, the mechanisms for collecting and publicizing them are less mature.
A number of mechanisms for finding services have emerged over recent years but they have various limitations.

The EMBRACE (A European Model for Bioinformatics Research and Community Education) Network of Excellence has produced a web service registry that attempts to tackle the limitations and drawbacks of the already existing systems.The EMBRACE Service Registry is a collection of life-science web services with built-in service testing.

The EMBRACE registry is a collection of life-science web services originating from the EMBRACE Network of Excellence. As a potential user of these, you can search the registry for services that match your needs, and find example client software to help you use them in your own programs or workflows. The registry periodically monitors the status and behaviour of the registered services, collating and logging this information so that you can see how reliable services are, and whether they are currently functioning as the service providers expect them to.

To access EMBRACE click on the following link –

August 5, 2009

Bioinformatics Companies

Here is a list of Bioinformatics Companies worldwide. Would be soon posting on companies working in specialised areas of bioinformatics.

List of Bioinformatics Companies World Wide


  1. Nucleics
  2. Australian Genome Research Facility
  3. IBM Healthcare and Life Sciences
  4. CSIRO Bioinformatics
  5. Minomic
  6. Proteome Systems


  1. ProCeryon Biosciences GmbH
  2. Lambda Labor für Molekularbiologische DNA-Analysen GmbH
  3. Upper Austria Research
  4. DSM fine Chemicals Austria
  5. Pfitzer
  6. ARC Seibersdorf Research GmbH
  7. Roche Austria
  8. CD Labor f. Genomik und Bioinformatik
  9. Gen-au, Genomforschung Austria
  10. Inte:Ligand


  1. Algonomics
  2. Bayer Bioscience
  3. BioXpr – computer science & molecular biology
  4. Tibotec
  5. VircoLab
  6. Biodata
  7. Applied Maths


  1. Caprion Proteomics
  2. Zymeworks
  3. BioMolTech
  4. Biotools Inc
  5. Molecular Mining Corporation
  6. Base4 Bioinformatics Inc.
  7. Bioinformatics Solutions
  8. Chemical Computing Group


  1. CLC Bio
  2. Bioinformatics ApS


  1. Genolyze Ltd


  1. Partner Chip
  2. BioSolution
  3. Korilog


  1. Cubic Design
  2. Biomax Informatics
  3. BIOBASE Biological databases


  1. deCODEme


  1. HH Biotechnologies
  2. BIOBASE Biological Databases
  3. Astrazeneca
  4. Avesthagen
  5. Cell Lines
  6. Monsanto
  7. INFOVALLEY Biosystem India Pvt Ltd
  8. Strand Life Sciences (formerly Strand Genomics)
  9. Connexios Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd.
  10. GVK Biosciences Pvt Ltd
  11. IBM Life Sciences
  12. Metahelix Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
  13. Biocon, Ltd
  14. Genbios
  15. BioCOS Life Sciences
  16. Jubilant Biosys
  17. Jigsaw Bio Solutions
  18. Nectar Lifesciences Ltd
  19. Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  20. Neozene Bio Sciences
  21. Neogen Biosolutions
  22. ATGC Labs
  23. Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited
  24. TATA Consultancy Service
  25. Ocimum Biosolutions
  26. Dr.Reddy’s Pharmaceutical Company
  27. BioMinds Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd
  28. BioMed Informatics
  29. Ingenovis
  30. GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
  31. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
  32. Rishi Biotech
  33. C-DAC: Centre for Development of Advanced Computing
  34. SooryaKiran Bioinformatics


  1. SlidePath


  1. Evogene Ltd
  2. Compugen
  3. Optimata


  1. ICGEB


  1. Synamatix

New Zealand

  1. Biomatters
  2. Hoare Research Software
  3. HortResearch


  1. Interagon
  2. MolMine
  3. PubGene
  4. Sencel Bioinformatics


  1. GeneGo


  1. Lilly Singapore Centre for Drug Discovery

South Africa

  1. ICGEB


  1. Integromics™ | IT for Life Sciences
  2. Bioalma
  3. Ariadne Genomics Europe


  1. Qlucore
  2. Agile Molecule


  1. Merck Serono International
  2. Detectorvision
  3. Genedata
  4. Geneva Bioinformatics(GeneBio)

United Kingdom

  1. Astex Technology
  2. ePitope Informatics Ltd
  3. InfoQuant
  4. SimuGen
  5. ProGeniq
  6. BlueGnome
  7. etrials
  8. IDBS
  9. InforSense
  10. Matrix Science

United States of America

  1. 23andme
  2. Accelrys
  3. Navigenics
  4. Rosetta Biosoftware
  5. GeneSifter
  6. Seralogix
  7. Ariadne Genomics
  8. ATGCLabs
  9. BioAnalytics Group
  10. Bio-Rad
  11. Geospiza
  12. VigeneTech
  13. Allometra
  14. Ariadne Genomics
  15. Axcell
  16. Biodiscovery
  17. Biopharm Systems
  18. Biotique Systems
  19. BioWisdom
  20. Cellnomica
  21. Cira Discovery Sciences
  22. Cognia
  23. IBM (Bioinformatics and Pattern Discovery Group)
  24. Ocimum Biosolutions

Please keep adding if you are know a company working in this stream !!

August 3, 2009

Bioinformatics: Mining for Jobs

Filed under: Bioinformatics,Computational Biology — Biointelligence: Education,Training & Consultancy Services @ 4:54 pm
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The growing number of courses and experienced workers in bioinformatics points that the recruitment market has become tougher for new buds.

The publication of the draft sequence of the human genome in 2001 was not only a monumental achievement in science but also signalled the future of bioinformatics. With information on gene expression, protein structure and function, and disease susceptibility being applied to the genome sequence, pharmaceutical companies needed the right tools and expertise to make sense of the deluge of data spewing out of laboratories.

Early on, recruited staff usually fell into two groups: biologists who had some computer skills or computer scientists who had some knowledge of biology. In general, companies tended to favour the former.

“Bioinformaticians need to understand computer languages, but a fundamental and thorough understanding of biology is crucial in making sense of biological data and extracting the meaningful information.”

Bioinformatics requires different skills at different stages. These have been reperesented using the flow chart.

Skills required in bioinformatics at different stages

Bioinformatics has become sensitive to market trends. In recent years, companies have come and gone, such as Oakland, California-based Double Twist in 2002. Many leaders in the field, such as Celera and Incyte, have changed their business models from pure informatics-based approaches to applied approaches. Some companies recommend that if you really want a career in bioinformatics, doing a Ph.D. on a relevant project will provide you with experience, and having high-quality publications will strengthen your CV. Another way of gaining experience is to analyse the many data sets that are available on the Internet, such as gene-expression data from microarrays.

Bioinformatics is still a rapidly growing field. Large pharmaceutical companies are relying on informatics to improve efficiency, to allow more rapid decision making around existing projects and to more readily identify new ideas and targets. New areas, such as systems biology, will, if embraced by industry as anticipated, also require the skills of bioinformaticians. Mining for the right background and experience will increase your chances of joining this hottest of fields.