• 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.

    May 26, 2020
  • 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.

    May 22, 2020
  • 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.

    May 20, 2020
  • 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.

    May 18, 2020
  • 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.

    May 15, 2020
  • 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.

    May 14, 2020
  • Trends From The Socially Distanced Trenches: Storage, Image Analysis, And What’s Coming For Bio-IT

    Bio-IT World | The 10th anniversary of Chris Dagdigian’s Trends from the Trenches presentation kicked off yesterday to hundreds of audience members in attendance—but this time virtually.

    May 13, 2020
  • Eli Dart On Science DMZs, COVID-19, And The Future Of Computing Infrastructure

    Bio-IT World | TRENDS FROM THE TRENCHES—At the Energy Sciences Network—ESNet—Eli Dart works to help scientists, science collaborations, and facilities more effectively use high performance networking in the conduct of science. He talks with BioTeam's Stan Gloss on the future of networks.

    May 11, 2020
  • Gene Therapy Company Dyno Therapeutics Pairs Biology With AI For Therapeutic Gains

    Bio-IT World | Dyno Therapeutics emerged from stealth mode today and announced partnerships with Novartis and Sarepta Therapeutics to develop gene therapies for eye disease and neuromuscular and cardiovascular disease.

    May 11, 2020
  • AI Predicts New COVID-19 Drugs, New Commercial COVID-19 Command Center

    Bio-IT World   New research on COVID-19 treatments and vaccines from worldwide researchers at Northwestern University, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, the Russian Academy of Sciences, the University of Southern California and more. Saama Technologies and iNDX.Ai and launched the COVID-19 Command Center, and AI and supercomputing technologies flag new drugs. We round up the week’s research and industry news for COVID-19.

    May 8, 2020
  • Lessons From Personalized Medicine Can Supercharge Coronavirus Testing

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | Months into the Covid-19 pandemic, the United States remains dangerously behind on testing—and we know that technology from personalized medicine can help correct the chaos.

    May 6, 2020
  • GRAIL Founder Returns To Illumina As CTO

    Bio-IT World | Illumina today announced the appointment of Alex Aravanis as Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Aravanis will be responsible for leading Illumina’s research and technology development functions and the innovation engine for next-generation sequencing platforms and applications, accelerating technology breakthroughs and translation to the clinic.

    May 4, 2020
  • Follow the Money: New European Fund, All-Flash Storage, More

    Bio-IT World | New life sciences fund closes in Europe, big investments in VAST Data’s all flash storage, AI-written code, Lifebit’s CloudOS, Scopio Labs’s digital microscopy, microbiome tests and much more.

    May 4, 2020
  • Blockchain and its Impact on Epidemiology for COVID-19

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, epidemiologists around the world are researching and creating models on how to contain the disease. Blockchain technology exemplifies its use case within epidemiology by streamlining the process of distribution and providing trustworthy data.

    May 4, 2020
  • Data Kits, Supercomputers, And Llamas: Bio-IT Community Leaves No Stone Unturned In COVID-19 Research

    Bio-IT World | New insights from the global bio-IT community show progress in fight against COVID-19.

    May 1, 2020
  • Igneous Launches Data Discovery Product

    Bio-IT World  Earlier this week, Igneous, the SaaS data management company for file-intensive environments announced enhancements to DataDiscover and DataFlow. Igneous DataFlow now enables data-heavy organizations to move data in native format from where it lives to where it needs to be, on-premises or cloud. Igneous DataDiscover catalogs all data where it lives. Now organizations can enable end users to see their data their way and find what’s important to them.

    Apr 30, 2020
  • COVID-19, Insilico Medicine, Discngine, And More: News From April 2020

    Bio-IT World April featured exciting new, products, and partnerships from around the bio-IT community from innovating companies, organizations, and universities, including Discngine and Insilico Medicine, as well as recent attempts to combat COVID-19.

    Apr 29, 2020
  • St. Jude Cloud Announces New App-Driven User Interface, Functionality

    Bio-IT World | St. Jude has released a new brand and user interface for the St. Jude Cloud, an initiative the research hospital launched two years ago in collaboration with Microsoft and DNAnexus. The vision of St. Jude Cloud has significantly expanded to include a much more scalable framework for sharing for all of St. Jude data, not just the genomics data.

    Apr 28, 2020
  • AI Tools Will Help Us Make the Most of Spatial Biology

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | We have heard a lot about cellular and tissue spatial biology lately, and for good reason.

    Apr 27, 2020
  • MIT, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Join In Consorted Efforts To Address COVID-19

    Bio-IT World | As COVID-19 continues impacting individuals and communities on a global scale, the bio-IT community is working around the clock to provide both relief and solutions. Their latest efforts include a COVID-19 Research Database, specialized proteins to combat immune overreaction to the virus, promising animal models, and much more.

    Apr 24, 2020