• Follow the Money: Big Investments In CRISPR, Cell Therapies, Health Data Management

    Bio-IT World | Some big investments are driving CRISPR-based therapeutics, cell therapies, sepsis diagnostics and more this year. Unspecified investments by pharma are further propelling Seqster’s health data management platform.

    Feb 19, 2020
  • 2020 Open Access Award Finalists Named

    Bio-IT World Bioinformatics.org today announced the finalists in the 2020 Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences. Voting is open to Bioinformatics.org members, and will be open until Friday, February 28. The winner will be announced at the 2020 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo.

    Feb 17, 2020
  • NicheNet: New Tool For Decoding Intercellular Communication

    Bio-IT World | A new bioinformatics method couples Google’s most famous search result ranking algorithm with a parameter optimization technique powered by machine learning to give researchers a better picture of intercellular communication—including the effects of extracellular signals (called ligands) on the gene expression of other cells. 

    Feb 14, 2020
  • AbbVie’s Fresh Look At How AI And Quantum Computing Will Transform Biotech

    Bio-IT World | AbbVie's head of artificial intelligence and senior principal data scientist within the R&D Information Research group argues our innovations must produce value, operational first, then analytic, and finally experiential.

    Feb 11, 2020
  • Scaling Precision Oncology

    Bio-IT World | Kenna Mills-Shaw believes that precision oncology is neither an illusion nor a panacea. But while there have been some dramatic wins for specific, molecularly-defined tumors, scaling precision oncology will require a highly integrated decision support platform.

    Feb 7, 2020
  • Nature Begins Publishing Peer Reviews

    Bio-IT World | Nature Research announced yesterday that its flagship publication, Nature, will join others in the family in publishing peer review correspondence.

    Feb 6, 2020
  • How Wearables Will Help Us Keep Tabs On The Future Of Health

    Bio-IT World | In 2012, Michael Snyder created an integrative personal omics profile, an analysis that combines genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, metabolomic, and autoantibody profiles from a single individual. Today, Snyder is incorporating data from smart watches, continuous glucose monitoring, and other wearables to track people’s health and find early signs of disease.

    Feb 6, 2020
  • Data Storage and Transport: Headaches and Possible Remedies

    Bio-IT World | As organizations generate ever-growing amounts of data, finding ways to overcome the related difficulties of storing, moving, and managing that flood of information remains a central issue.

    Feb 5, 2020
  • Will Research In Space Make Science Fiction Come True?

    Bio-IT World | Orbital Transports is positioning itself as the purveyor of the services and supplies needed in an emerging space-based economy. The immediate goal is an online marketplace for everything one might need to execute a small satellite mission, including life science companies looking to do disease modeling and conduct pharmaceutical and regenerative medicine research.

    Feb 3, 2020
  • NIH’s Moonshot Project To Globally Register Medicinal Ingredients

    Bio-IT World | What’s in a name? When it comes to ingredients found in medicine, quite a lot of important detail. That’s why NIH’s NCATS (National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences) has been working to marshal a definitive resource for medicinal ingredients.

    Jan 31, 2020
  • The Jackson Laboratory, Benchling, Genomenon, And More: News From January 2020

    Bio-IT World January featured exciting new, products, and partnerships from around the bio-IT community from innovating companies, organizations, and universities, including the Jackson Laboratory, Benchling, Genomenon, and more.

    Jan 30, 2020
  • Google Cloud To Host Accenture’s INTIENT Life Sciences Platform

    Bio-IT World Accenture and Google Cloud today announced that Google Cloud will be the cloud technology provider for Accenture’s INTIENT life sciences industry platform.

    Jan 28, 2020
  • A Computer Scientist Reports On Life In Pharma R&D

    Bio-IT World | “I think that pharma R&D is a fascinating place for a computer scientist to work!” So says Felipe Albrecht, Bioinformatics and Computer Scientist, Pharma Research and Early Development (pRED), at Roche Diagnostics GmbH. Albrecht is a data scientist at heart, believing that data drives all science. And his degrees are all in computer science. But when it came to applying that passion, he turned to molecular biology.

    Jan 27, 2020
  • Leveraging the Power of Data and Collaboration to Change Healthcare

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | Recently David Levine had the opportunity to participate in a Congressional Briefing with Phillip K. Chang, Chief Medical Officer at the University of Kentucky Healthcare; Patricia Garcia Sullivan, Chief Quality Officer at Penn Medicine; and Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02). The briefing revealed how data, quantitative analytics, best practices, and empirical metrics are affecting real change across an ever-evolving healthcare landscape.

    Jan 24, 2020
  • Building A Commons: How Bristol-Myers Squibb And BioTeam Used Gen3 To Build A New Data Paradigm

    Bio-IT World | Bristol-Myers Squibb wanted a fundamental change in how the big pharma approached data. They wanted a tool that ensured authentication and authorization, while empowering users to find well-characterized data they need, and a catalog all of the applications, tools, and analyses in use. With help from BioTeam, they found a solution in a custom Gen3 data commons.

    Jan 22, 2020
  • Franklin Award Opens Call For Nominations, Seeks Diversity

    Bio-IT World  The call for nominations is now open for the 2020 Benjamin Franklin Award, the award given annually recognizing open access in the life sciences. Nominations can be made by any member of Bioinformatics.org, a free membership organization. The organizers hope that more nominations will better reflect the diversity of the life sciences community.

    Jan 20, 2020
  • MGI Launches End-to-End Sequencing Platform With DNBSEQ-T7 Sequencer

    Bio-IT World | MGI, a subsidiary of BGI Group, has made a few announcements already this week: market clearance for its G and T Series sequencers in Asia Pacific countries and Europe, and an end-to-end genomics solution automating sample pre-processing through data analytics.

    Jan 15, 2020
  • The Healthcare Value Proposition For AWS’s New Data Exchange

    Bio-IT World | Amazon Web Services has launched AWS Data Exchange, a service that makes it easy for millions of AWS customers to securely find, subscribe to, and use third-party data in the cloud. ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte is integrating tools to make the process particularly easy for healthcare data.

    Jan 15, 2020
  • Diagnostics Partnerships, New Sequencers, Technical Advances From Illumina

    Bio-IT World | Francis deSouza, CEO of Illumina, gave his report this morning at the annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference. Just days after terminating the planned merger between Illumina and Pacific Biosciences, deSouza was positive about Illumina’s outlook for 2020, announcing agreements with Roche and Genomics England as well as new sequencers and technical advances. “I have never been more excited about the opportunity for Illumina as we enter 2020,” he said.

    Jan 13, 2020
  • Avoid These Eight Costly Biospecimen Procurement Mistakes

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | Every day counts when it comes to saving lives and generating revenue, especially when you’re trying to bring a drug, treatment, or diagnostic tool to market. Unfortunately, these processes often take a lot longer and cost a lot more than initially expected.

    Jan 10, 2020