Dr. Lisa M. Balbes founded Balbes Consultants (formerly Osiris Consultants) in 1992. Balbes Consultants offers a full range of services to the scientific software and bio/chemoinformatics communities, including scientific writing, market research, information architecture, and usability. Dr. Balbes began her career with a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, then spending several years conducting protein and small molecule modelling studies at Research Triangle Institute. Balbes Consultants is located at 648 Simmons Avenue, Kirkwood MO 63122, USA, tel 314-966-5298, email firstname.lastname@example.org, web site www.balbes.com. She is currently chair of the St Louis Section of the American Chemical Society, and on the Executive Board of the St Louis Web Developer's Organization.