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NCBI Breaks Its Annotation Record
| NCBI | NCBI's Eukaryotic Genome Annotation Pipeline has completed the annotation of more than 100 organisms so far in 2014. 81 of the annotations thus far have been first annotations. more

BioNano Closes Big Funding Round on Back of Key Irys Sales
| Bio-IT World News Brief | BioNano Genomics, a company headquartered in San Diego whose Irys instrument maps large structural variation in DNA samples, has announced a $53 million Series C financing round, to be invested in international expansion. more

Coming by 2023 an exascale supercomputer in the U.S.
| Computerworld | The U.S. has set 2023 as the target date for producing the next great leap in supercomputing, if its plans aren't thwarted by two presidential and four Congressional elections between now and then. more

Shire to Move US HQ and 500 Jobs to Greater Boston
| Pharmalot | Shire is shifting U.S. headquarters, 500 jobs and some of its most important operations from suburban Philadelphia to the greater Boston area. more

Illumina and bioMérieux to Pinpoint Pathogens with Next Gen Sequencing
| Bio-IT World News Brief | BioMérieux, a French-headquartered biotech specializing in diagnostics and microbe detection, has announced a partnership with sequencing giant Illumina to create next generation sequencing tests for tracking pathogens during local outbreaks. more

Splash of Cold Water for Clinical Genomics at Cold Spring Harbor Personal Genomes Meeting
| Bio-IT World | At last week's Personal Genomes meeting at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a debate over the evidence bar for using genetic tests threw into relief some of the stubborn questions around personal genomes' clinical utility. more

How Much Does it Cost to Develop a Drug
| Pharmalot | Later today, the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development will release a report that will take yet another stab at determining the true cost of developing a medicine. In the meantime, Ed Silverman is running a poll. more

Top500 Supercomputer Listing With Minimal Changes
| Computerworld | The latest Top500 list is out, but only one new system made it into the top ten. The Chinese Tiahne-2 has kept its number on position for the fourth time, even though it has not changed its computing power. more

What next for Health in Food? Consumer Lifestyles, Nutrition, Food Labelling and Product Choice
| SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Nov 20, 2014 - Synopsis
Disease-related, demographic, and desire-led drivers are making health of growing importance to food marketers more

The Solubility Fragment Library from OTAVA Ltd.
| VAUGHAN, ON - Nov 20, 2014 - The aqueous solubility of fragments is often a limiting factor for biophysical techniques used in fragment-based drug design (FBDD) such as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), surface plasmon resonance (SPR), isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC), X-ray diffraction (XRD), high concentration analysis (HCA) etc more

Lab7 Systems launches to host a major expansion of BioBuilds, a curated and versioned repository for Open Source bioinformatics tools
| AUSTIN, TX - Nov 19, 2014 - Lab7 Systems, Inc., the developer of the Enterprise Sequencing Platform for the management of next-generation genome sequencing (NGS) data and workflows, has announced BioBuilds 2014 more

Certara Updates its Simcyp Simulator Used to Predict Drug Behavior in Virtual Patient Populations
| PRINCETON, NJ - Nov 19, 2014 - Certara®, the leading global technology-enabled drug development and drug safety consultancy, today announced that it has released version 14 of its Simcyp™ Population-based Simulator, which enables biopharmaceutical researchers to predict drug-drug interactions and pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic (PK-PD) outcomes in virtual human and animal populations more

Definiens Predicts Biggest Drivers for Personalized Medicine in 2015: Data Quality, Immunotherapy, Combination Treatments and Predictive Biomarkers
| MUNICH, GERMANY - Nov 18, 2014 - Major opportunities are on the horizon for personalized medicine and clinical cancer research and treatment, according to Definiens, the global leader in Tissue Phenomics® for oncology diagnostics more

Medidata Collaborates with GlaxoSmithKline on Mobile Health Initiative to Test Novel Technology for Clinical Trial Optimization
| NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - Nov 17, 2014 -  Medidata (NASDAQ: MDSO), the leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, today announced the completion of a method development project conducted in partnership with GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) to evaluate the impact of unifying mobile health (mHealth) devices with cloud-based technologies in a clinical trial setting more

11beta-HSD1 focused library from OTAVA
| VAUGHAN, ON - Nov 14, 2014 - 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11beta-HSD1, 11beta-HSD1) is an NADPH-dependent enzyme, which catalyses conversion of inactive glucocorticoids 11-dehydrocorticosterone and cortisone to active corticosterone and cortisol and vice versa more

ARUP Laboratories and PierianDx Create Partnership to Produce More Efficient and Effective Diagnostic Genetic Tests
| SALT LAKE CITY AND ST LOUIS, MO, US - Nov 12, 2014 - ST LOUIS and SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 12, 2014) – ARUP Laboratories and PierianDx announced today a partnership that will result in faster and more efficient diagnostic genetic testing for thousands of patients across the U more

SRA Joins the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health
| NEW YORK, NY - Nov 4, 2014 -  SRA International, Inc., a leading provider of IT solutions and professional services to government organizations, announced that it has joined the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (Global Alliance) as an Organizational Member more

Medidata and PPD Partner to Offer New Approach to Risk-Based Monitoring
| NEW YORK, NY - Nov 4, 2014 - Medidata (NASDAQ: MDSO), a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, and Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD), a global contract research organization (CRO), today announced they are expanding their partnership to provide the life science industry with a more comprehensive approach to risk-based monitoring (RBM)—aimed at conducting drug development more intelligently, more quickly and more cost-effectively more


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May 21-22, 2014 • Boston, MA

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June 2-3, 2014 • Geneva, Switzerland

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Conference on Translational Medicine
September 22-25, 2014 • Vienna, Austria

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