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GLOBAL[1][2] was a language developed in industry and sold off privately as an expert system. It was used to design several biopharmaceutical products, and sold to Tularik (Amgen).

Prometheus used for drug system design was written using GLOBAL and is described on this Cray software specification.


  1. ^ Ball, J, RV Fishleigh, PJ Greaney, A Marsden, E Platt, LJ Pool, and B Robson. "A Polymorphic Programming Environment for the Chemical Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries", Chemical Information Systems - Beyond the Structure Diagrams. Eds. D. Bawden and E. M. Mitchell, Ellis Horwood Press, 1990, 107-123.
  2. ^ Robson B, J Ball, RV Fishleigh, P Greaney, J Li, A Marsden, E Platt, JL Pool. "The expert system approach to predicting protein structure", Biochem Soc Symp. 1990;57:91-7.