Rosetta maintains a start-up feel, even though they're backed with big pharma capital. It possesses cutting edge technology, processes, and excellent people to work with.
Rosetta is excellent and in the forefront in biotechnology. In the IT world, it is much more conservative in some areas and advanced in others. So, sometimes working with different groups you'll be in the stone ages on computing and in others you'll be in the lead, due to it not being a total IT shop.
Advice to Management
Rosetta management needs to be more aggressive in their adoption of newer technologies to stay in the lead in biotech.
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Rosetta Inpharmatics doesn't provide clues to reading hieroglyphics. The Merck subsidiary is engaged in gene expression research and makes bioinformatics equipment and software that analyzes genetic information to identify gene functions and drug targets. Its Rosetta Biosoftware unit develops sophisticated gene and protein expression analysis software -- sold as Rosetta Resolver (gene expression) and Rosetta Elucidator (protein expression) -- that manages the large amount of physical data generated by biotech research scientists. The software division's customers ...