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ADTmag.com: A New BioIT Resolver Asks: Why Can't We Share?

Mar 31, 2003, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Vaughan)

"Last week, IBM announced it contributed its implementation of the Life Sciences Identifier (LSID) Resolver software to open source. The XML software provides a common way to name and find biological data, meeting a need of many pharmaceutical, biological and other organizations dealing with an increasingly diverse onslaught of data, both behind the firewall and on the Web.

"Sun Microsystems is another major player pledged to support LSID, which is a standard promoted by the Interoperable Informatics Infrastructure Consortium (I3C).

"'The challenge within the life sciences industry, whether its biological or chemical, is we desperately need more interoperability around informatics,' said Mike Svinte, VP Worldwide marketing and Business Development for IBM’s Life Sciences group..."

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