Biotech Company Thrives on Oracle

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2004-02-06
 
 
 
Oracle is investing in Prolexy, a biotechnology firm it cofounded with Hitachi, amongst others, in 2001. The fit is good, not only because Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has a personal interest in biotech, but also because Oracles technology is well-suited to the industry. For example, Oracles BLAST (basic local alignment search tool) is used to search for inter-species similarities in DNA sequences.

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