Infotrieve, Inc., a provider of on-demand delivery of scientific, technical, and medical (STM) information and integrated information management solutions, has purchased life sciences information management software and technology services provider LabVelocity. Infotrieve plans to leverage this acquisition to speed corporate research and development activities and develop a large-scale workflow integration of scientific and technical literature with laboratory products used by life scientists and engineers during the research and development process.
Infotrieve will integrate both its existing and future solutions with those from LabVelocity, beginning with enabling links to research products in the "Materials and Methods" section of electronic journal articles. Researchers will be able to transfer product requests to their purchasing organizations or directly into their internal procurement systems.
LabVelocity's suite of solutions includes: ResearchLink Enterprise, a Web-based service to increase lab productivity, simplify sourcing processes, and control costs at research institutions and companies; ProductManager, an interactive product catalog management and syndication tool; ProductListing, a product listing service for product suppliers; WebManager, a Web site development solution with integrated online and print product catalog production capabilities and smart search capabilities; and Jellyfish, a bioinformatics software tool that provides scientists with DNA and protein sequence analysis capabilities.