Dell Gets Into … Medical Research?

Didn’t see this one coming. Dell announced it’s joined with Collexis Holdings, Inc. to launch, a new online community that links medical experts in more than 120 countries with over 1.4 million profiles and 12 million pre-established network connections.  The aim of the site is to help drive information sharing and discussion between the biomedical and life science research community.

Dell is providing computer hardware to power the Collexis-designed BioMedExperts site. Dell will also provide marketing support for BioMedExperts, including co-branded marketing efforts and promotions at major life science research conferences. While this may seem far afield from Dell’s core competency, the computer giant says there is plenty of relevant opportunity as IT is uniquely poised to speed drug discovery, development and healthcare delivery. “BioMedExperts is a cutting-edge tool that can link researchers from around the globe and enable this new level of collaboration,” said James Coffin, Ph.D., vice president and general manager of Dell’s Health Care and Life Sciences group.

And now you also know Dell has a Health care and Life Sciences group.

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