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Successful Data Migration Projects Take Planning

Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | Given all the merger and divestiture activity among companies, there will always be a need to move data from one system to another. Proper planning and user feedback are just a few ways to ensure a successful migration project.


Researchers Using Models To Understand COVID-19, Other News

Bio-IT World | Researchers are continuing to analyze COVID-19 through several models. A new mouse model is being developed in China to test and confirm the efficacy of a potential vaccine, while a researcher in the US is using computer models to understand the structure of the virus.


Time to Innovate for Faster, Smarter Discovery and Clinical Development Cycles

Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | We’ve learned so much living through these unprecedented times. One lesson is the need to mobilize quickly, provide effective testing and contact tracing, and accelerate the development of therapies and vaccines to protect the global community. That can only be done through the power of data: the defining currency in drug discovery and clinical development.


Follow the Money: Cash for AI Models, Oncology, Hematology Therapies
| Bio-IT World  Sema4 gets $121M to build dynamic models of human health and define optimal, individualized health trajectories. Glioblastoma, hematology, and acute pancreatitis all see new funding for therapy development. And AI-powered models net cash. more

Ancestry Launches NGS Tests With Family History Component

Bio-IT World | Ancestry has launched AncestryHealth powered by Next Generation Sequencing. It is an upgrade to AncestryDNA + Traits, adding genetic health risk reports, a family health history tool, and other resources.


One Small Step For Open Science, One Giant Leap For Metastasis Research

Bio-IT World | In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, researchers from 19 academically affiliated international laboratories have agreed to share their cell line models specific to brain metastasis with pretty much anyone who asks for them.


New Data on Genetic Expression In Severe COVID-19, Pre-Existing Immune Response

Bio-IT World | Research continues to uncover the underlying biology of SARS-CoV-2 and reveal some surprises. A German team found that 35% of their healthy controls had pre-existing SARS-CoV-2 cross-reactive T cells, and several groups are narrowing down the gene expression signatures that might explain why COVID-19 is so severe in some patients.


Celsius Therapeutics, Twist Bioscience, And More: News From July 2020

Bio-IT World July featured exciting new, products, and partnerships from around the bio-IT community from innovating companies, organizations, and universities, including Celsius Therapeutics, Twist Bioscience, and more.


Coronavirus Exposure Could Induce Long-Lasting Memory T Cells, Other COVID-19 News

Bio-IT World | A new collaborative study suggests that infection and exposure to coronaviruses induces long-lasting memory T cells, which could help in the management of the current pandemic and in vaccine development against COVID-19. This, plus more, is included in this week’s COVID-19 news from the biotech and research industries.


CD Genomics Launches Complete Product Portfolio for Research to COVID-19 Response
| SHIRLEY, NY, UNITED STATES - Aug 17, 2020 - CD Genomics is a genomics service company with good reputation in providing reliable microbial sampling products, microbial testing services, microbial genomics services, and integrated bioinformatics services more

CD Genomics Announces Advanced CDAMP® Panel Kits for SARS-CoV-2 Detection
| SHIRLEY, NY, UNITED STATES - Aug 12, 2020 - CD Genomics, an internationally leading provider of microbial testing services, microbial genomics services, and integrated bioinformatics services for hospitals, food, diagnostics, pharma, agriculture, biotechnology, and research institutes, announces advanced CDAMP® Panel Kits for SARS-CoV-2 detection more

Creative Proteomics Introduces Advanced Gut Metatranscriptome Analysis Solutions
| SHIRLEY, NY, UNITED STATES - Aug 10, 2020 - Creative Proteomics, an integrated CRO company committed to providing oncology multi-omics research services and personalized custom oncology research services, has recently launched its fully-developed gut metatranscriptome analysis solutions for the identification of key genes and gut physiology monitoring, as well as clinical diagnosis and screening for drug targets or for genes, enzymes and metabolites relevant for human health more

Creative Enzymes Optimizes Screening of Enzyme Activators for Enzyme Profiling
| SHIRLEY, NY, UNITED STATES - Aug 10, 2020 - Creative Enzymes, an excellent supplier and manufacturer located in New York, always hammers at researches and trials in order to provide customers with various enzymes as many as possible more

Kyruus Recruits Jamie Kiggen as its New Chief Financial Officer
| BOSTON, MA, UNITED STATES - Aug 6, 2020 - Kyruus, the leader in provider search and scheduling solutions for health systems, today announced that Jamie Kiggen has joined its executive leadership team as Chief Financial Officer more

Phesi Powers Data-Driven Clinical Trials Through Addition of New Country Selection Functionality to ClinSite
| CONNECTICUT, CT, UNITED STATES - Aug 6, 2020 - Phesi, a data-driven provider of clinical development analytics products and solutions, today announced a new country selection functionality has been added to ClinSite, its platform to provide investigator site intelligence to clients, enabling investigator site selection and management more

Over 300 Clinical Studies Benefit from CluePoints COVID-19 Risk Management Support
| KING OF PRUSSIA, PA - Aug 6, 2020 - CluePoints, the premier provider of Risk-Based Study Execution (RBx) and Data Quality Oversight Software for clinical trials, today announced the success of its complimentary COVID-19 risk management package alongside comprehensive support for COVID-19 affected trials more

Raremark® launches the Xperiome™ patient-powered knowledge platform to deliver new therapies faster and smarter
| LONDON, UK - Aug 6, 2020 - Raremark®, the leading online patient community in rare disease, has today launched its patient-powered knowledge platform Xperiome™ to help the pharmaceutical industry deliver innovative new therapies faster and smarter more

Panthera’s UK oncology clinical trial sites open for studies
| PRESTON, UNITED KINGDOM - Aug 3, 2020 -  
  • More than 1000 International Cancer Trials Suspended Due to COVID-19 
  • Panthera working with the state of the art  Rutherford Cancer Centres across the UK  is open for clinical research activities including screening
 Over a thousand oncology clinical trials have been suspended due to Covid putting back research which is vital for patients across the world more

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Data Integration in Life Science – Are You Ready? |
Thu, May 1 at 1 pm EST | Sponsored by YarcData  

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

Wed, May 28 at 1 pm EST | Sponsored by Wafergen

Genome-Phenome Analysis |
Wed, June 25 at 1 pm EST  | Sponsored by SimulConsult

Recorded Webinars 

How TGen is Applying High Performance Computing to Accelerate Cancer Research 
Sponsored by Terascala

An Integrated Platform for All Translational Medicine Data: Using Visual Analytics and Tibco Spotfire to Enhance Personalized Medicine and Translational Science  
Sponsored by PerkinElmer 

Trends in BioIT Data Management & Storage 
Sponsored by Avere Systems 

Big Bioinformatics and Healthcare Analytics without Big Hassles 
Sponsored by Paradigm4

Manage Complexity by Visual Data Exploration 
Sponsored by Qlucore

Digital Signatures in the Enterprise
Sponsored by ARX 

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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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