PiMS now has a commercial partner, Emerald Bio. They will distribute PiMS Pro(TM) for commercial use. PiMS will continue to be available free for academic use.
STFC will use the royalties from this agreement to continue supporting PiMS for use both in industry and in universities, and proposals by academics for support for new methods will keep PiMS current for industrial use.
The interests of academic users of PiMS will be represented by a board consisting of Peter Nollert (Emerald Bio, co-chair), Chris Morris (STFC, co-chair), Ray Owens (OPPF-UK), Mark Mixon (Emerald Bio).
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