2015 Bio-IT World Best Practices Finalists Announced

April 2, 2015

April 2, 2015 | Bio-IT World announced finalists in its 2015 Best Practices Award competition this morning. The 22 finalists will compete for seven awards chosen by a panel of expert judges. The winners will be announced during the keynote session at the Bio-IT World Conference and Expo on April 22, in Boston.

Since 2003, the Best Practices Awards have highlighted outstanding examples of how technology innovations and strategic initiatives can be powerful forces for change in the life sciences, from basic biomedical research to drug development and beyond. More than 75 projects have been recognized. 

The finalists and their entries are: 

AstraZeneca, nominated by Tessella 

PredICT (Predictive In vivo Calculation Tool) 


Biogen Idec 

Augmenting the Reality of Scientific Posters 


Bristol-Myers Squibb

Real World Research with Big Data Infrastructure 


Compendia Bioscience (Life Technologies), nominated by Cycle Computing

Gene Fusion Detection Science 


GENALICE, nominated by deCODE genetics

A breakthrough Aligned Reads storage format to accelerate clinical application of NGS Data 


DigitalizaTXT, nominated by Clinovo

Moving from paper-based trials to EDC using ClinCapture 


European Lead Factory Consortium, nominated by Biovia

ScienceCloud: A Scientific Informatics System for the European Lead Factory Project 



Speeding up Drug Research with MongoDB: Introducing MongoDB into an RDBMS Environment 


GlaxoSmithKline, nominated by Epidemico

Project CRAWL 


Maverix Biomics

99 Lives Cat Genome Sequencing Initiative 


Michael J Fox Foundation, nominated by tranSMART

Open data repository for Parkinson’s disease research 


National Institutes of Health Undiagnosed Diseases Program, nominated by Appistry

Undiagnosed Diseases Program Integrated Collaboration System (UDPICS) 


New England Biolabs

Ebase, Enzyme Information Management at NEB 


Pfizer, nominated by Thomson Reuters

Intelligent Data Framework (IDF) Konnect 



Innovative IDEAS 


Pfizer Oncology Research Unit



Regeneron Genetics Center, nominated by DNAnexus

How Cloud Computing is Redefining Research: Secure, Collaborative Science at Scale 


Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, nominated by Arxspan

Chemical Registration Workflow Productivity Improvement of 92% 


Tufts University, Chemistry Department, nominated by EPAM Systems

Total Sample Metabolomic Profiling 


UCB BioPharma S.P.R.L., nominated by EPAM Systems

Automated Accelerometric Detection of Epileptic Seizures in Rodents 


University of California, Santa Cruz, nominated by Annai Systems

Overcoming cancer through the power of torrential data