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Genomic Data and Drug Development EMA Offers New Draft Guidance
TODAY | RAPS | The European Medicines Agency has released a new draft guidance to provide industry with more insight on how to identify and understand genomic factors that influence drug responses. more

The Struggle With Image Glut
TODAY | Nature News & Comment | Experiments that generate millions of images have forced scientists to find new ways to store and share terabytes of experimental data. more

Three Pharma Data Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Bio-IT World | Contributed Commentary | There’s no lack of ideas about what is needed to make advancements in life sciences research and improving patient care: real-time research, humanizing big data, enhancing customer values and motivation, and that’s just for starters. It was evident that these data struggles were on the minds of attendees at the recent Bio-IT World 2016 Conference in Boston.


AbbVie Buying Cancer Drug Startup Stemcentrx
| Fortune | AbbVie will buy Stemcentrx, which has five drugs targeting "cancer stem cells" in early clinical trials, for up to $10.2 billion in cash and stock. more

Emmanuelle Charpentier, the Quiet Revolutionary
| Nature News | The microbiologist spent years moving labs and relishing solitude. Then her work on gene-editing thrust her into the scientific spotlight. more

April News and Product Briefs
| Bio-IT World | The latest news and product releases from around the industry, including Novogene's new U.S. sequencing center, and a bioinformatics solution for liquid biopsies from QIAGEN. more

JAX and Calico Apply Mouse Genetics to Aging
| Bio-IT World News Brief | The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) and Calico today announced a multi-year collaboration focused on applying mouse genetics to the study of aging. more

U.S. efforts to build next-gen supercomputer take shape
| Computerworld | While early goals had the US achieving exascale computing by 2018, the new deadline is 2023. more

SwiftStack Announces 4.0 Delivering Scale and Metadata Search
| Bio-IT World  | SwiftStack today announced the latest version of its object storage software with new customer-driven capabilities that deliver scale and metadata search as well as plans for file native access and cloud synchronization. These new features are designed to further simplify and accelerate customer journeys from traditional file systems to more flexible, scalable cloud infrastructures. more

twoXAR Joins Stanford University in Hunt for Medicines Targeting Rare Diseases
| PALO ALTO, CA - Apr 28, 2016 -  twoXAR, Inc., a company dedicated to improving health through computation, today announced a collaboration with Joyce Teng, MD, PhD, of the Department of Dermatology at Stanford University to support research focused on the identification of drug candidates targeting rare disorders such as lymphatic malformation and epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS) more

Certara Launches New E-learning Platform for Biosimulation Education
| PRINCETON, NJ - Apr 28, 2016 - Certara®, the global biosimulation technology-enabled drug development company, today launched an e-learning platform through Certara University to satisfy the increased need for education in the burgeoning field of biosimulation or model-based drug development more

Montrium Releases eTMF Navigator to Provide Greater Business Intelligence for Clinical Trials
| MONTREAL, QC, CANADA - Apr 28, 2016 - Montrium, clinical trial technology specialists, and electronic content management software providers, today, announced the commercial release of the eTMF Navigator, an interactive intelligence dashboard integrated into eTMF Connect more

MDI Biological Laboratory Will Host ‘Barn Raising for Data-Intensive Discovery’ Workshop
| BAR HARBOR, ME - Apr 27, 2016 - BAR HARBOR, MAINE - Rapid advancements in technology are generating a mind-boggling amount of data: indeed, more data has been created in the past two years than in the entire previous history of the human race more

SDi Publishes TSM Report on Laboratory Informatics 2016
| LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES - Apr 22, 2016 - Strategic Directions International, Inc. announced the publication of Laboratory Informatics 2016: A Survey of LIMS, ELN/LES and SDMS End-Users more

Scientists at MDI Biological Laboratory Are Unlocking the Mechanisms of Parkinson’s
| BAR HARBOR, ME - Apr 21, 2016 - Scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory are identifying the basic mechanisms behind Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative neurological disease affecting millions of people worldwide more

MDI Biological Laboratory Awarded Grant from Glenn Foundation to Study Aging
| BAR HARBOR, ME - Apr 20, 2016 - The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that it has received a grant to support a new course on aging that will draw internationally renowned scientists to Bar Harbor, Maine, to examine fundamental questions about our ability to repair and regenerate tissue as we age more

Post-Authorization Study Develops Into Crucial Part of Drug Development Design
| BERLIN, GERMANY - Apr 20, 2016 -  Post-authorization safety studies (PASS) are becoming an integral part of the medicines development more

Danforth Center Dedicates New Wing in Honor of William H. Danforth
| ST. LOUIS, MO, UNITED STATES - Apr 15, 2016 - Today leadership, scientists and supporters of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center dedicate the new William H more

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Redefining Targeted Sequencing: Complete Coverage of Targeted Regions via an Innovative Massively-Parallel Singleplex PCR Enrichment |

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How TGen is Applying High Performance Computing to Accelerate Cancer Research 
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An Integrated Platform for All Translational Medicine Data: Using Visual Analytics and Tibco Spotfire to Enhance Personalized Medicine and Translational Science  
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Trends in BioIT Data Management & Storage 
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Big Bioinformatics and Healthcare Analytics without Big Hassles 
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Upcoming Events 

Bio-IT World Conference & Expo
April 29- May 1, 2014 • Boston, MA

BIOtech 2014 in Japan
May 14-16, 2014  • Tokyo, Japan

2nd Annual Next Generation Sequencing Data Congress
May 19-20, 2014 • London, UK

14th Annual Structure-Based Drug Design
May 21-22, 2014 • Boston, MA

15th Annual Drug Discovery Leaders Summit 2014
June 2-3, 2014 • Geneva, Switzerland

6th Annual Drug Development Congress 2014
June 2-3, 2014 • Geneva, Switzerland

2nd Annual Discovery Chemistry & Drug Design Congress 2014
June 2-3, 2014 • Geneva, Switzerland

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

4th Annual Next Generation Sequencing Asia Congress 2014
October 7-8, 2014 • Singapore

2nd Annual Single Cell Genomics & Transcriptomics Asia Congress 2014
October 7-8, 2014 • Singapore

6th Annual Next Generation Sequencing Congress 2014
November 2014 • UK


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