No Dogs in This Best of Show
April 15, 2003 | BOSTON—Grid computing, lab data management, and data mining entries took top honors in the second Bio-IT World Best of Show awards at the recent Bio-IT World Conference & Expo.
Overall, there were 34 entries in three categories: IT infrastructure, knowledge management and collaboration, and supporting applications. Bio-IT World editors selected three finalists in each category.
Knowledge Management: NuGenesis took the top honors in this category for its Scientific Data Management System, which captures data from a wide array of lab equipment and permits researchers to easily analyze information and share the results. Runners-up included LION Bioscience for its DiscoveryCenter and Network Inference for its Cerebra Semantic Integration Suite.
IT Infrastructure: Grid technology got a boost with Avaki’s win for its Data Grid 3.0. This innovative software permits companies to quickly roll out grid computing for far-flung data and application sources, both inside and outside a company. IBM was a finalist in the IT category for its eServer Bladecenter solution. Linux Networx was a finalist for its scalable, Linux-based Evolocity Life Science Cluster, which is being used at the University of California at Berkeley to maintain Flybase, the official repository for the Drosophila genome.
Supporting Applications: AnVil was the winner for its AnVil Data Analysis Platform Technology (ADAPT), a suite of data-mining tools used in drug discovery and clinical trial management. Runner-up finalists were Visualize for its population genetics tool suite, Visual Genetics, and JMP (a division of SAS) for its Statistical Analysis Software version 5.