Boomi announces cloud-based supply chain; Alcon in Singapore;

> Venture-backed Boomi announced at the U Connect Conference that it has added on-demand supply chain integration capabilities to its AtomSphere cloud integration platform, permitting businesses to exchange data and manage trading partner relationships without installing software or appliances. Boomi release

> Security e-business software provider nuBridges is set to acquire TradeTrans, a provider of real-time supply chain business intelligence tools. TradeTrans release

> Alcon, the maker of eye care products, is opening its first pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Asia: a $160-million facility in Singapore, representing the largest capital investment the company has ever made. Article

> Foamtec International has unveiled PharmaMOP, a lightweight (485 grams) mop for cleaning and disinfecting aseptic manufacturing areas. Release

> Cegedim Dendrite has announced that its aggregate spend and state services solution called State Guardian, which helps pharmaceutical companies ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations governing gifts, marketing and advertising expenses, has been selected by a top 10 pharmaceutical company. Release