• Bio-IT World Announces 2020 Innovative Practices Award Winners

    Bio-IT World | Roche, Eli Lilly, Bristol-Myers Squibb, the University of Chicago, Massachusetts General Hospital, Mission: Cure, and the Pistoia Alliance have been announced as the winners of the 2020 Innovative Practices Awards.

    Jul 6, 2020
  • 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.

    Jul 2, 2020
  • 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.

    Jul 1, 2020
  • 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.

    Jun 29, 2020
  • 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.

    Jun 26, 2020
  • 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.

    Jun 25, 2020
  • 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.

    Jun 24, 2020
  • 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.

    Jun 22, 2020
  • 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.

    Jun 19, 2020
  • 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.

    Jun 18, 2020
  • Follow the Money: $100M to DNAnexus, Investments in Machine-Learning for Drug Discovery, More

    Bio-IT World   Big investments this past month in machine-learning driven drug discovery from insitro, and DNAnexus’s and cloud-based informatics platform. Vaccine funding for GreenLight Biosciences, boron drug delivery, and more of the latest funding updates from across life sciences, clinical trials, the diagnostics industries.  

    Jun 17, 2020
  • NIH Launches Centralized National Enclave For COVID-19 Patient Data

    Bio-IT World The National Institutes of Health has launched a centralized, secure enclave to store and study vast amounts of medical record data from people diagnosed with coronavirus disease across the country. It is part of an effort, called the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C), to help scientists analyze these data to understand the disease and develop treatments. This effort aims to transform clinical information into knowledge urgently needed to study COVID-19, including health risk factors that indicate better or worse outcomes of the disease, and identify potentially effective treatments.

    Jun 15, 2020
  • The Pistoia Alliance Launches Toolkit, Accelerates Implementation of FAIR Data Principles

    Bio-IT World   The Pistoia Alliance has launched a freely accessible toolkit to help companies implement the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) guiding principles for data management and stewardship. The project was funded by pharmaceutical and biotech companies including AstraZeneca, Bayer, Roche, Novartis, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and AbbVie.

    Jun 15, 2020
  • COVID-19’s Achilles’ Heel, Other News From the Bio-IT Community

    Bio-IT World | The Bio-IT community is continuing to adapt to their newfound role in the fight against the COVID-19 virus. Recent updates include recent collaborations between organizations and universities, innovative modeling tools, and the discovery that the virus’ main protease may wind up being its Achilles’ heel.

    Jun 12, 2020
  • MilliporeSigma, 10x Genomics Launch New Option For CRISPR Research

    Bio-IT World News Brief | MilliporeSigma and 10x Genomics announced that they have developed a new option for biological experiments. The collaboration provides a linking of two innovative technologies: single cell transcriptomics and pooled CRISPR screening.

    Jun 10, 2020
  • COVID-19 Update: Structural Modeling, New Funding, Vaccine News

    Bio-IT World | More updates on SARS-CoV-2 research and COVID-19 from the Bio-IT Community including an app to create COVID-19 severity scores, new insights into viral behavior, modeling tools for the virus structure, and an influx of funding from Illumina, the Department of Defense, AstraZeneca, and more.

    Jun 5, 2020
  • 10x Genomics: Culture of Collaboration And A New Product Engine

    Bio-IT World | At 10x Genomics—where the vision is to “master biology”—culture is key.

    Jun 4, 2020
  • 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.

    May 29, 2020
  • 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.

    May 28, 2020
  • 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.

    May 27, 2020