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Cognizant, Genomics tie up with Pistoia

PTI Chennai | Updated on April 12, 2011

Nasdaq-listed Cognizant and bioinformatics software company Eagle Genomics have said that they are working with life sciences company Pistoia Alliance Inc, to develop a cloud-based platform for streamlining sequence services.

The Pistoia Alliance’s sequence services aim to define and document a hosted service for storing and mining proprietary derived gene information and public domain gene databases, Cognizant said in a statement today.

“This platform developed by Cognizant and Eagle Genomics will enable working group companies to securely share their bioinformatics resources…” it said.

The future of collaboration within life sciences industry would increasingly utilise the information services, it said.

As per the agreement, Eagle Genomics would provide the knowledge on bioinformatics and Cognizant would manage the development of the platform and help strengthen the initiative.

“We look forward to partnering with Eagle Genomics in helping Pistoia Alliance address the challenges of fast evolving sequence services while streamlining communication and workflow,” the Cognizant Assistant Vice-President (Life Sciences), Mr Peter Sheppard, said.

As of December 2010, the company has over 50 delivery centres and over one lakh employees worldwide, the statement added.

Published on April 12, 2011

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