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How The SARS-CoV-19 Virus Attacks Cells, Other COVID-19 News

Bio-IT World | New research shows how the SARS-CoV-19 virus shifts the cell's activity to promote its own replication and to infect nearby cells. This, plus more, are featured in this week’s COVID-19 news from the biotech and research industries.


Saving Lives with Great Research Requires a Research Tech Rethink

Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | Researchers are working hard to provide the evidence needed for fact-based decisions addressing everything from developing new vaccines, to ensuring existing treatments are being used to their best advantage. Now, more than ever, the time and funding allocated for these projects must be used to their fullest extent.


Bringing Light—and Value—to Dark Data in Research & Design

Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | Data are often recognized as a top asset of organizations in any field, including the biosciences, but the way it’s handled may not adequately reflect this. One explanation for this mismatch is that the amount of data being produced every day is enormous—but not necessarily accessible.


Calculating Herd Immunity, Other COVID-19 News and Updates

Bio-IT World | Researchers are attempting to trace the emergence of COVID-19 in an effort to understand how pathogens jump from animals to humans. Meanwhile, mathematicians are developing a model estimating herd immunity. These updates, plus more, are featured in this week’s COVID-19 news from the biotech and research industries.


10x Genomics, Genestack, HudsonAlpha, And More: News From June 2020

Bio-IT World June featured exciting new, products, and partnerships from around the bio-IT community from innovating companies, organizations, and universities, including 10x Genomics, Genestack, HudsonAlpha, and more.


Paragon Applies Amplicon Panels for Targeted Sequencing To COVID-19

Bio-IT World | A key question for life sciences companies in the past few months has been how dramatically to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Paragon Genomics, based in Hayward, California, believes their amplicon-based target enrichment technology for targeted sequencing provides an answer.


EHRs + Machine Learning Decipher Drug Effects In Pregnant Persons

Bio-IT World | Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are using a novel, data-driven “target trial” framework to investigate the efficacy and safety of medicines in pregnant populations, who are underrepresented in randomized controlled trials.


Nanosponges Soak Up Virus, AI Tracks Mutations: The Week’s COVID-19 Updates
| Bio-IT World | Questions are being raised about interferon’s role in treating SARS-CoV-2 infection, and the likelihood that it could inhibit lung tissue healing. And a new AI tool could track changes in the genetic structure of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Plus more from this week’s COVID-19 news and research in the clinical research industry. more

Illumina Acquires BlueBee, Data Analysis, Management
| Bio-IT World  Illumina announced that it will acquire the Netherlands-based bioinformatics company, BlueBee yesterday evening, giving the sequencing company another in-house bioinformatics platform, this one focused on downstream data analysis, management and collaboration. Financial details were not disclosed. more

Panthera and Rutherford Health launch innovative oncology clinical trial network
| PRESTON, UNITED KINGDOM - Jun 25, 2020 -  Panthera and Rutherford Health plc have entered a collaboration to create a network of world-class clinical trial sites for the development of new cancer treatments more

Dotmatics acquires BioBright to accelerate laboratory data automation for the Lab of the Future
| HERTS, UNITED KINGDOM - Jun 25, 2020 - Dotmatics Ltd., a scientific informatics software and services company that is driving the automation of laboratory data workflows for scientific discovery and innovation research, has today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire BioBright LLC, a leader in automating the flow of data from laboratory instruments to a secure cloud more

Life Image Announces a Partnership with RapidAI to Accelerate the Adoption of Life-Saving Stroke Technology to Hospitals
| BOSTON, MA, UNITED STATES - Jun 24, 2020 - Life Image, the world’s largest global medical evidence and image exchange network specializing in curated diagnostic images for care delivery and research, announced today a partnership with RapidAI™, the worldwide leader in advanced imaging for stroke more

MAeHC Winds Down Operations After Over 15 Years of Helping Health Organizations Innovate Through the Use of Information Technologies
| WALTHAM, MA, UNITED STATES - Jun 24, 2020 -
The Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC), a pioneer and national leader in health information technology for over 15 years, is winding down its operations in 2020 more

New Survey Reveals Patients Have Been Overwhelmingly Satisfied with Virtual Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Want Greater Access to it in the Future
| BOSTON, MA, UNITED STATES - Jun 24, 2020 -   Kyruus today announced findings from a survey of 1,000 patients about their virtual care experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic more

CAS Makes Commitment to Enhance Laboratory Safety by Partnering with the Pistoia Alliance for Chemical Safety Library
| BOSTON, MA, UNITED STATES - Jun 24, 2020 - CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society specializing in scientific information solutions, and the Pistoia Alliance, a global, not-for-profit members’ organization that works to lower barriers to innovation in life sciences R&D, announced today the signing of an agreement under which CAS will develop and host the Pistoia Alliance Chemical Safety Library more

Codexis and Molecular Assemblies Partner to Transform the Field of DNA Synthesis
| REDWOOD CITY, CA - Jun 23, 2020 - Codexis, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDXS), a leading protein engineering company and developer of high-performance enzymes, and Molecular Assemblies, Inc more

eVideon and E Ink Partner to Facilitate Energy-Efficient and Patient-Friendly Digital Whiteboards for Hospitals
| GRAND RAPIDS, MI, UNITED STATES - Jun 23, 2020 - eVideon, a leader in interactive patient engagement and digital workflow solutions, today announced a strategic alliance with E Ink Holdings, "E Ink", the leading innovator of electronic ink technology more

Kerafast Offers the Delta-G-VSV Pseudotyping System for Coronavirus Research
| BOSTON, MA, UNITED STATES - Jun 23, 2020 - Kerafast Inc., developers of an online platform to facilitate access to unique lab-made bioresearch materials, today announced the availability of the Delta-G-VSV Pseudotyping System for coronavirus research applications more

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Trends in BioIT Data Management & Storage 
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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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