Jun 27 | Bio-IT World | Molecular You (MYCo) has a vision to decipher a wide variety of individual patient data to promote health, detect disease in its earliest stages, and provide insights on therapeutic efficacy and timing. To manage a broad range of data, MYCo has enlisted a data warehouse solution built on Hadoop.
Jun 24 | Bio-IT World | Best Practices Award | Each year, the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo welcomes innovators from around the world who come to share their best practices, and glean insight from others. This year, XOMA’s applications XAbTracker and SeqAgent stood out for doing just that. Their team targeted a bottleneck in the antibody discovery process and developed two software programs specifically designed to improve data analysis with both speed and efficiency.
Jun 23 | Computerworld | Three vendors, including Microsoft and Amazon Web Services, have won a key U.S. government authorization that will allow federal agencies to put highly sensitive data on the cloud-computing services.
Jun 23 | Computerworld | Intel, SAP, Lyft, Spotify and VMware are among more than 30 Silicon Valley companies to sign a pledge that they would take action to make their technology workforce "fully representative of the American people, as soon as possible."
Jun 22 | Computerworld | As the head of Amazon Web Services, Andy Jassy has seen a lot of big organizations start using the public cloud. The biggest indicator of success for a cloud transition is simple, he says: Has the business' senior staff bought into it?
Jun 21 | Xconomy | Despite worries about conflict of interest, a National Institutes of Health committee that oversees the use of gene therapy and other cutting edge biomedical technologies voted today to let researchers move ahead with the CRISPR-Cas9 clinical trial.
Jun 21 | The San Diego Union-Tribune | Illumina's Flatley speaks of genomic future. Longtime CEO stepping down to become chairman, looks for near-universal use of genome sequencing.
Jun 20 | Computerworld | Some of the world's fastest computers use Nvidia's graphics processor for computer vision and complex calculations, and a new GPU will supercharge these applications.
Jun 17 | Bio-IT World | Best Practices Winner | Despite advances in genomics in the past decade, there are still large portions of the genome that scientists and physicians don’t know how to interpret. Human Longevity Inc. (HLI) wants to fill in those gaps.
Jun 17 | Computerworld | China's Tianhe-3 exascale system is set to go live in 2020, three years ahead of the US roadmap. But raw power aside, what might matter most in next-gen systems is how efficiently apps run.
Jun 15 | Bio-IT World Rgenix, a cancer therapeutics company developing first-in-class drugs targeting novel cancer pathways, announced a $33 million Series B financing led by Novo A/S and Sofinnova Partners, with participation from existing investors including Partnership Fund for New York City, Alexandria Venture Investments, and Conegliano Ventures LP. The financing will support clinical development of Rgenix’s lead drug candidates, RGX-104 and RGX-202, as well as further development of its therapeutics pipeline.
Jun 15 | Bio-IT World The National Cancer Institute's new Genomic Data Commons platform aims to make genomic data publicly available in support of the “moonshot” to cure cancer.
Jun 15 | Nature News & Comment | Induced pluripotent stem cells were supposed to herald a medical revolution. But ten years after their discovery, they are transforming biological research instead.
Jun 13 | Bio-IT World | The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) and the Wellcome Genome Campus have together launched a video series and survey to explore public attitudes toward genetic data handling.
Jun 13 | MIT Technology Review | Spark Therapeutics is turning gene-therapy experiments into real drugs.
Jun 13 | Fortune | Cycle Computing, which bootstrapped its high-performance computing cloud capabilities for 11 years, now has backing of WorldQuant Ventures.
Jun 10 | The Register | At the Stifel technology conference, analyst Aaron Rakers, had some fireside chats with senior execs from Brocade and QLogic, Pure and Nimble, Seagate and WDC.
Bio-IT World | Best Practices Winner | Last April, Bio-IT World announced the winners of its Best Practices Awards in Boston. AstraZeneca came away this year as the big winner in the Knowledge Management category, impressing judges with their CI360 competitive intelligence platform.
Jun 09 | Bio-IT World | In a perspective article in the June 10 issue of Science (DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf6162), 31 authors from The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health challenged the genomics community to adopt a federated ecosystem for sharing genomic and clinical data.
Jun 08 | Bio-IT World News Brief | Omicia today announced the completion of a $23 million Series B financing round. Several new investors participated in the round, including UPMC Enterprises, Roche Venture Fund, LDV Partners, Ping An Ventures, and a large genomics investor, as well as existing investors ARTIS Ventures, Acadia Woods Partners and Buchanan Investments.