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Studies Suggest COVID-19 Could Become Seasonal Virus, Other News

Bio-IT World | A review of coronavirus immunity studies suggest the COVID-19 virus could become the fifth seasonal coronavirus with recurring epidemics of lessening severity over the next several years. Over 200 SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences have now been completed and released. We round up the week’s research and industry news for COVID-19.


Intel, Penn Medicine Launch Federated Learning Model For Brain Tumors

Bio-IT World | The University of Pennsylvania and Intel have built a federation of 30 institutions to use federated learning to train artificial intelligence models to identify boundaries of brain tumors.


Benchling, BERG, Thermo Fisher Scientific, And More: News From May 2020

Bio-IT World May featured exciting new, products, and partnerships from around the bio-IT community from innovating companies, organizations, and universities, including Benchling, BERG, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and more.


HPC In Life Sciences: Why Cloud Computing Is Now Indispensable And How Organizations Can Prepare

Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | Few disciplines have seen more rapid adoption of cloud computing than life sciences research. Datasets are easily anonymized; pipelines are generally comprised of cloud-friendly open-source tools, and data are often shared, making the cloud a convenient meeting point. Overshadowing all of these reasons, however, is an insatiable demand for computing power.


AI Applications for COVID-19 Research and Other News

Bio-IT World | A pair of studies demonstrate antibody responses to COVID-19 in primates. Researchers are applying artificial intelligence to lung images of COVID-19 patients. An accurate, easy-to-use, fully disposable, rapid and handheld test that consumers and healthcare providers in clinics can use to detect active SARS-CoV-2. We round up the week’s research and industry news for COVID-19.


How Data Integration Can Save Lives and Economies During Pandemics

Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | Advances in medicine, aided by technology, have saved many lives, no doubt. Credit can be given to many technologies, but when a new kind of viral disease comes along such as COVID-19, we are once again humbled.


What We’re Discovering About Scientific Computing During A Pandemic

Bio-IT World  | An all-star panel convened for the second half of Bio-IT World’s Trends from the Trenches event earlier this week. Susan K. Gregurick (NIH), Eli Dart (ESnet), Matthew Trunnell (Data Commoner-at-Large), Vivien Bonazzi (Deloitte), and Fernanda Foertter (BioTeam) joined Dagdigian and panel moderator Ari Berman (both of BioTeam) from their own living rooms and offices. But that didn’t keep the socially distanced panel from digging into infrastructure, standards, privacy issues and more, all while staying COVID-19 aware.


Bio-IT Industry Continuing To Gain Insight On COVID-19, And Other News

Bio-IT World | A genome in pangolins could reveal a treatment option for COVID-19. A lack amount MicroRNA may explain why older individuals and those with preexisting medical conditions are vulnerable for contracting the virus. We round up the week’s research and industry news for COVID-19.


NVIDIA Announces New GPU Architecture, AI Compute System, Genomics Analysis Record, Smart Hospital Platform, More

Bio-IT World | NVIDIA moved its Graphics Technology Conference keynote online today. CEO Jensen Huang hosted the company’s first “kitchen keynote” with hardware laid out on the kitchen counter among spatulas and pepper mills. In the life sciences, NVIDIA announced the first DGX A100 installation, a speed record for genomics analysis from NVIDIA Clara Parabricks computational genomics software, the new NVIDIA Clara Guardian healthcare platform, and AI models for COVID-19.


Biodesy Announces Corporate Name Change to BlueLight Therapeutics
| SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA, UNITED STATES - May 27, 2020 - Biodesy Inc. today announced that it has changed its corporate name to BlueLight Therapeutics Inc., effective May 20, 2020, and appointed drug discovery expert Mark Gallop, PhD, as Chief Scientific Officer more

AI & Medicine — An Expert in AI-aided Drug Discovery and Medical Applications
| NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES - May 27, 2020 - Recently founded, the New York-based company AI & Medicine is an expert in the field of AI-Powered drug discovery, personalized healthcare and various medical applications more

Alfa Chemistry Offers PEG linkers for the Science Community in Bioconjugation and Pegylation
| NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES - May 27, 2020 - Earlier this month in May, 2020, the world's leading chemical supplier Alfa Chemistry announced that a total of close to 800 PEG linker products are now available for its customers worldwide, including acid PEG linkers, alkyl PEG linkers, amino PEG linkers, azido PEG linkers, benzyl PEG linkers, biotin PEG linkers, fmoc PEG linkers, NHBoc PEG linkers, NHS ester PEG linkers, t-butyl ester PEG linkers, THP PEG linkers, and other PEG Linkers more

2bPrecise Solution Wins 2020 MedTech Breakthrough Award
| PITTSBURGH, PA, UNITED STATES - May 26, 2020 - 2bPrecise, an EHR-agnostic, cloud-based precision medicine platform, has been recognized as the “Best Overall Genomics Solution” in the fourth annual MedTech Breakthrough Awards program more

| NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - May 26, 2020 - Albumedix Ltd. (‘Albumedix’), the world leader in recombinant human albumin (rAlb), announced today its succession plan as Peter Rosholm, after 13 years leading the company, has decided to step down as CEO and handover the company’s leadership more

Successful partnership between MolPort and BioAscent reaches 100-project milestone
| BEACON, NY - May 26, 2020 - Successful partnership between MolPort and BioAscent reaches 100-project milestonePartnership enhances customer service and simplifies logistics of compound sourcing for scientists MolPort Inc more

EchelonDx Launches Mobile COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Verification Application to Help Reopen Local Businesses, Restore Employment and Revive Economic Growth
| RENO, NV, UNITED STATES - May 26, 2020 - Echelon Diagnostics, Inc., a leading provider of genomic healthcare AI imaging and big data solutions, today announced the commercial launch of the SafeKey™ Health Passport (Patent Pending) more

Rho to Coordinate Study Sponsored by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to Determine Rate of COVID-19 Infection in US Children
| DURHAM, NC, US - May 21, 2020 - For Immediate Release Rho to Coordinate Study Sponsored by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to Determine Rate of COVID-19 Infection in US ChildrenNIH-funded study also aims to identify percentage of children infected with the new coronavirus that develop symptoms of the disease Research Triangle Park, NC - May 21, 2020 - Rho, a full-service contract research organization (CRO) with a proven track record of drug development success, today announced it is coordinating a new study, called Human Epidemiology and Response to SARS-CoV-2 (HEROS), to help determine the rate of the new coronavirus infection in children and their family members in the U more

Microway Supports AI Leaders, Delivers First NVIDIA DGX A100 to a US Educational Institution
| PLYMOUTH, MA, UNITED STATES - May 20, 2020 - Microway, a leading provider of advanced hardware for AI and HPC, announces it is delivering the first NVIDIA DGX A100 system to a higher education institution in the United States more

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15th Annual Drug Discovery Leaders Summit 2014
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6th Annual Drug Development Congress 2014
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2nd Annual Discovery Chemistry & Drug Design Congress 2014
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Conference on Translational Medicine
September 22-25, 2014 • Vienna, Austria

4th Annual Next Generation Sequencing Asia Congress 2014
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