• AI In Real-World Drug Discovery: The Experts Weigh In

    Bio-IT World | An "AI in Practice" keynote panel session at the recent Bio-IT World Congress & Expo in Boston discusses the efficiencies machine learning is creating in drug development, as well as the overall AI strategy companies are still formulating.

    May 8, 2019
  • Open Science Needs A Do-Over

    Bio-IT World | In his keynote presentation during opening ceremonies of the 18th Annual Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, John Wilbanks, chief commons officer of Merck spinoff Sage Bionetworks, explained how the business of research has traditionally focused on producing academic papers, limiting the growth of scientific knowledge to "massive incrementalism" around a succession of magic-bullet solutions—microassays, human genome project, robotics and artificial intelligence and, most recently, open science.

    May 6, 2019
  • Imagining A World On FHIR

    Bio-IT World | Achieving the aims of value-based healthcare presumes the free flow of all kinds of data, something the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) draft standard is pushing towards.

    May 2, 2019
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific, LifeArc, Pure Storage, & More: News From April 2019

    Bio-IT World | April featured exciting new, products, and partnerships from around the bio-IT community from innovating companies, organizations, and universities, including Thermo Fisher Scientific, LifeArc, Pure Storage, and more.

    May 1, 2019
  • A Programmer Solved A 20-Year-Old, Forgotten Crypto Puzzle

    WIRED | A self-taught coder dedicated a CPU core to performing continuous computations for three years to crack the puzzle, beating a competing team by mere days.

    Apr 30, 2019
  • Michael J. Fox Foundation, 23andMe Launch Fox DEN

    Bio-IT World News Brief | The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) and 23andMe today launched the Fox Insight Data Exploration Network (Fox DEN), the data access and analytics platform for Fox Insight, an online clinical study sponsored by MJFF.

    Apr 29, 2019
  • Trends From The Trenches: 6 Themes (And A Few Observations)

    Bio-IT World | At his 2019 Trends from the Trenches address at the recent Bio-IT World Congress & Expo in Boston, BioTeam co-founder and senior director of infrastructure Chris Dagdigian shared his pearls of wisdom on the current state of scientific computing.

    Apr 29, 2019
  • PacBio Launches Sequel II System

    Bio-IT World | Pacific Biosciences has launched the Sequel II System. The system includes the new SMRT Cell 8M, as well as chemistry, instrument control software and the SMRT Link software package. Together, the latest product release further reduces project costs and timelines with approximately eight times the data output compared to the previous Sequel System, according to the company.

    Apr 26, 2019
  • Benjamin Franklin Award Winner Announced At #BioIT19

    Bio-IT World | Eugene Koonin, senior investigator at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), was honored as the recipient of the 2019 Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences during the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo in Boston.

    Apr 26, 2019
  • Pfizer's Model For The Intelligent Data Framework

    Bio-IT World | During his plenary session at the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, Pfizer's Vijay Bulusu laid out the company's plan to tackle the life sciences' data problem.

    Apr 25, 2019
  • How Biopharmaceutical Companies Can Fish Relevant Information From A Sea Of Data

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | Information instrumental to developing the next blockbuster drug might be hidden anywhere, buried in a multitude of silos throughout the organization. Companies that leverage automation to sift through all their content and data, in all its complexity and volume, to find relevant information have an edge in researching and developing new drugs and conducting clinical trials.

    Apr 25, 2019
  • De-Identifying Genomic Data With Hashing Technology

    Bio-IT World | The human genome is personally unique and identifying—even identical twins are very different genetically—which has created a big privacy problem for researchers. Researchers have shown that research participants can be re-identified using genomic data alongside genealogical databases and public records.

    Apr 24, 2019
  • #BioIT19: News, Notes From The Expo Floor

    Bio-IT World | The Bio-IT World Conference and Expo took over the Boston Seaport area last week, as more than 3,000 researchers, bioinformaticians, and experts converged for conversations around AI, FAIR data, informatics, edge computing, and much more.

    Apr 22, 2019
  • WekaIO, PetaGene To Showcase An End-to-End Optimized Genomics Workflow At BioIT World

    Bio-IT World News Brief | WekaIO demonstrated an optimized genomics data analysis workflow at Bio-IT World in Boston, Mass., this week. The demonstration featured WekaIO Matrix, the world’s fastest parallel file system; PetaGene, the maker of award-winning genomics data compression solutions, and recent Bio-IT World Best of Show winner; and incorporates Sentieon’s award-winning genomics tools, for accelerated genomic data analysis, and Western Digital’s ActiveScale cloud object storage for long-term storage and archival.

    Apr 18, 2019
  • Bio-IT World Announces Inaugural Innovative Practices Awards Winners

    Bio-IT World | Bio-IT World has announced the winners of the 2019 Innovative Practices Awards. The winners were announced live at the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo. Entries from Abbvie, Novo Nordisk, and Sentieon were honored.

    Apr 18, 2019
  • Bio-IT World Announces 2019 Best Of Show Award Winners

    Bio-IT World | Today Bio-IT World announced the 2019 winners of the Best of Show Awards Program to a packed audience at the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo. ONTOFORCE, Genomenon, Genedata, Kanda Software, and PetaGene were honored.

    Apr 17, 2019
  • Genomenon Partners With Google To Make Genomic Data Available On Google Cloud Platform

    Bio-IT World News Brief | Genomenon announced a partnership with Google to make the company’s genomic mutation data available on Google Cloud Platform.

    Apr 17, 2019
  • Is A Science DMZ A Key To Solving Poor Data Utilization?

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | It is often said that the bio-pharmaceutical industry is facing an onslaught of data, in volume, velocity, variety, and veracity. Can a science "demilitarized zone" be the answer?

    Apr 16, 2019
  • Othram Awarded Research Sequencing Grant At SXSW By Illumina Accelerator

    Bio-IT World | New forensic sequencing lab, Othram, was awarded a research sequencing grant from Illumina Accelerator after presenting at SXSW for the "Digitizing Biology Through Genomics" session as part of the Energizing Health House program.

    Apr 15, 2019
  • Blockchain – Not Just For Bitcoin

    Bio-IT World | Like any new technology, blockchain must find its place. Richard Shute believes that one of those places is in the life sciences, where it can benefit researchers and drug companies while protecting patients.

    Apr 12, 2019