Bio-IT World Announces Finalists For Best Practices Awards

April 13, 2017

April 14, 2017 | The finalists for the 2017 Bio-IT World Best Practices competition were announced today. This year, 23 projects from 36 different groups were chosen for the final round of competition. Winners will be announced live at the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo on Thursday, May 25 during the 8 AM plenary keynote session.

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.

This year’s competition displayed an exciting class of entrepreneurs and innovators, from the clinic, lab, and board room, who have developed new approaches to some of the key pain points in research, discovery, and clinical development.

“It is truly inspiring to see the work being done in the field,” said Bio-IT World’s Editorial Director, Allison Proffitt. “We in the Bio-IT World community take pride in promoting collaborative excellence, and the finalists showcased here demonstrate that dedication as well.”

2017 Bio-IT World Best Practices Awards Finalists

Alexion Pharmaceuticals nominated by EPAM Systems

Alexion Insight Engine

Allotrope Foundation

The Allotrope Framework: A holistic set of capabilities to improve data access, interoperability and integrity through standardization, and enable data-driven innovation

Amgen with Deloitte

Translational Research Information Platform (TRIP)

Bayer Business Services GmbH


Biomedical Imaging Research Services Section (BIRSS) nominated by SRA International

Biomedical Research Informatics Computing System (BRICS)

Bristol-Myers Squibb nominated by Bonitasoft

Digitizing Discovery Lab Workflow with BPM Process-Based Applications

Centogene AG

CentoMD is the world's largest, CE-labeled mutation database of rare diseases that bridges the gap between genetic variants and clinical information.

Clarivate Analytics

Drug Research Advisor – Target Druggability


DrugDev Golden Number: Industry- standard unique identifier for clinical trial locations and personnel

Earlham Institute

Improving Global Food Security and Sustainability By Applying High-Performance Computing To Unlock The Complex Bread Wheat Genome

Fermenta - B.

IoT in the new approach  in agriculture : BioPass - Road map for developing and achieving open standards reflecting best solutions in organic farming

Inova Health System’s Inova Translational Medicine Institute nominated by Cloudera

ITMI’s Deployment of Cloudera Platform: Enabling Rapid Growth in Personalized Medicine and Genomics

Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR) nominated by Spectra Logic

Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR) Develops Ceph Integration for Spectra Logic BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway

M2Gen nominated by DNAnexus, Inc.

Cancer centers, pharmaceutical companies and patients: Connecting a network of patient genetic and clinical information for advancing cancer research

Maccabi Healthcare System (MHS) nominated by Medial EarlySign

Identifying High-Risk, Under-the-Radar Patients

Merial, Inc. nominated by BIOVIA

A Scientific External Collaboration Platform for Animal Health Research

National Institute of Health

Acute plasma tau relates to prolonged return to play after concussion

NIHR BioResource – Rare Diseases nominated by Congenica  

NIHR BioResource Whole Genome Sequencing Project


ePRO Everywhere – On-Time, High Quality Data in and Out of the Clinic

OpGen nominated by EPAM Systems

Optical Maps Assembler for Large Polyploid Genomes

Pentavere Research Group nominated by Linguamatics

Mining Unstructured Data for Real-World Evidence

Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine nominated by Edico Genome

Precision medicine for newborns by 26-hour Whole Genome Sequencing

Seven Bridges

Graph-based whole genome sequencing analysis