• IoT In The Lab Includes Digital Cages And Instrument Sensors

    Bio-IT World | Internet of Things measurement systems are effectively catapulting animal studies out of the horse-and-buggy era and eliminating preventable holdups due to instruments being out of date or incorrectly calibrated.

    Apr 17, 2020
  • ShanghaiTech University, NCC Group, And More: Bio-IT Community Continues Fight Against COVID-19

    Bio-IT World | The bio-IT community continues to aggressively research and innovate for SARS-CoV-2 solutions. The latest this week includes research on drug candidates, a SARS-CoV-2 gene map, free translation services for COVID-19 researchers, and much more.

    Apr 17, 2020
  • Training Scientists For Our Interdisciplinary Future

    Bio-IT World | TRENDS FROM THE TRENCHES | Interdisciplinary research is continuously lauded as a key to making progress in the life sciences and healthcare. But such approaches come with some particular organizational demands.

    Apr 13, 2020
  • TGen, Amgen, CeMM, And More: Bio-IT Community Rallies Against COVID-19

    Bio-IT World | The SARS-CoV-2 virus is serving as a rallying cry across the bio-IT landscape inspiring creative new solutions, partnerships, and ideas to address the outbreak, treat and prevent the disease it causes, and address the life adjustments of our new normal.

    Apr 10, 2020
  • COVID-19 Datasets Bring AI Experts, Life Sciences Researchers Together For A Cure

    Bio-IT World | The Bio-IT community is eager to contribute to plans for treatments, diagnostics and vaccines for COVID-19, donating consulting services, compute resources, tools for clinical trials, and so much more. But the biggest donations might be the sheer volume of data being pooled for researchers to mine for answers.

    Apr 10, 2020
  • Sinequa Launches Free COVID Intelligent Insight

    Bio-IT World  In an open letter to the scientific medical community yesterday, Alexandre Bilger, CEO at Sinequa, announced COVID Intelligent Insight, an open, free, and collaborative scientific search portal to gather the most useful and relevant information related to the virus.

    Apr 7, 2020
  • Coronavirus Solutions: High Performance Computing, Testing, Clinical Trials Tools, Nursing Solutions, and More

    Bio-IT World | The biotech and life sciences communities are rallying around the scientific challenges presented by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Here we gather the latest efforts, updates and tools made available to and for the bio-IT community including the updated SARS-CoV-2 genome browser, COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium, BGI’s testing efforts in Israel, Sema4’s testing efforts in New York and Connecticut, and more.

    Apr 6, 2020
  • Seqster, Pryzm, Apple Tracking Symptoms, Spread, And Coronavirus Data

    Bio-IT World   Last week, several groups released COVID-19 screening tools or symptom checkers to help track the spread of the virus, help people make decisions about when to receive care, and track trends. Apple and Seqster both launched symptom trackers in the United States. Covidaware.me launched internationally to track symptoms and share data, and the TwinsUK study launched a COVID-19 symptom tracker and research study using a cohort of twins.

    Apr 2, 2020
  • Oxford Nanopore, Lifebit Biotech, Sinequa, And More: News From March 2020

    Bio-IT World March featured exciting new, products, and partnerships from around the bio-IT community from innovating companies, organizations, and universities, including Oxford Nanopore, Lifebit Biotech, Sinequa, and more.

    Mar 30, 2020
  • New Virtual Reality Tool Simplifies Structure-Based Drug Design

    Bio-IT World | A virtual reality (VR) platform developed by researchers at the University of Bristol is allowing chemists, computational scientists and structural biologists to collaboratively design molecules like engineers create airplane components.

    Mar 27, 2020
  • Building A File System To Keep Up With Genomics England’s Five Million Genomes Project

    Bio-IT World When David Ardley took over the platforms function at Genomics England, he inherited “quite a challenging storage environment,” he told Bio-IT World. Genomics England expected to host over 140 petabytes of genomic data by 2023, and the current storage couldn't keep up. The group chose WekaIO to build the new storage environment. 

    Mar 24, 2020
  • Adaptive Biotechnologies, Microsoft Launch Immune Response Trial For COVID-19

    Bio-IT World Brief | Adaptive Biotechnologies and Microsoft today announced they will leverage their existing partnership mapping population-wide adaptive immune responses to diseases at scale to study COVID-19 in a clinical trial to launch in April.

    Mar 20, 2020
  • BioTeam, NVIDIA, Globus, And More Offer Free Tools To Support Coronavirus Research

    Bio-IT World | Groups across the Bio-IT World community are offering their services and tools for free to teams working on coronavirus diagnostics and treatments. Offerings from BioTeam, Globus, NVIDIA, the Broad Institute, Rescale, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure all aim to speed work done on diagnostics and treatment.

    Mar 20, 2020
  • Matthew Trunnell On Data, Silos, COVID-19, And Advice To Himself 15 Years Ago

    Bio-IT World  TRENDS FROM THE TRENCHES—Stan Gloss and Matthew Trunnell discuss how their views of data have changed over the past two decades, what technologies provided tipping points, where the next leaps will happen, and what we may have done differently with the benefit of hindsight. And, of course, a little bit about coronavirus. 

    Mar 19, 2020
  • Summit Supercomputer Models Coronavirus 'Spike'

    Bio-IT World | As scientists across the globe bring their expertise to bear on the coronavirus pandemic, researchers in Tennessee are bringing big compute. Researchers are using Summit, the world’s fastest supercomputer housed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), to identify compounds that may effectively combat the virus. Summit is powered by 9,216 IBM Power9 CPUs and over 27,000 NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs.

    Mar 12, 2020
  • How Digital Technology Will Transform Every Part of Life Sciences in 2020

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | Achieving a single view of the patient has been a key challenge for the life sciences industry, given the inherently siloed nature of organizations in the sector. However, as patient centricity increasingly becomes the crux of all life science organizations, the pace of digitization within the industry has picked up significantly.

    Mar 9, 2020
  • Navigating The Road To The Future In Life Sciences

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | The pharma industry is at crossroad, where pricing pressures, focus on outcomes, complex drug portfolios and a challenging regulatory environment cast a shadow over it. However, these challenges also bring with them the opportunity to transform.

    Mar 5, 2020
  • Together, Doctors And AI Can Process “Helluvabytes” Of Data

    Bio-IT World | Data is the most valuable resource on the market today, and there’s a lot of it. When it comes to processing health data, the solution may be neural networks. Not AI to replace doctors, says Eric Topol, but AI to empower doctors.

    Mar 4, 2020
  • Liu Named 2020 Benjamin Franklin Award Laureate

    Bio-IT World | The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard School of Public Health’s Xiaole Shirley Liu has been named the 2020 Benjamin Franklin Award Laureate, Bioinformatics.org announced today.

    Mar 3, 2020
  • Hints On Data Storage And Transport From High Energy Physics

    Bio-IT World | It may be surprising that with a PhD in biochemistry, Brigitte Raumann spends a lot of time these days considering data storage and transport in high energy physics and astronomy. But that also puts her in the perfect position to recognize some of the lessons from those disciplines that the life sciences can pick up.

    Mar 2, 2020