• 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
  • Data Sharing During A Pandemic: EMBL-EBI’s COVID-19 Portal, GA4GH Take On Data Sharing

    Bio-IT World EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) has launched its COVID-19 Data Portal, which includes a wide range of data types including genomic, protein, and microscopy data, as well as scientific literature. The new data portal and others like it re-emphasize the importance of data sharing.

    Apr 23, 2020
  • Pharma Companies Poised To Go Digital, Starting With Field Reps

    Bio-IT World | It often takes a tragedy to trigger change and for pharma companies that tend to be digitally averse, the catalyst may well be the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Apr 22, 2020
  • 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