The Web Author: Robert Finn

Sidebar:Web Addresses of Selected Life Sciences Companies

The last 18 months have seen the rapid spread of the World Wide Web, a new medium of communication that some compare to Gutenberg's invention of the printing press in significance. The Web may not continue to live up to this level of hype, and its explosive growth may one day slow. But it's undeniable that many companies and individuals are betting millions of dollars that the Web will change the face of commerce.

Leading the charge to the Web are companies in the life sciences, a large number of which set up home pages in 1995 to provide information about their products and to offer service to their customers. Of the few that have not, most have plans to be up sometime this year, although there remain a few skeptics, and a few more companies that...

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