• PetaGene, AstraZeneca, QIAGEN, and More: News From October 2019

    Bio-IT World | October featured exciting new, products, and partnerships from around the bio-IT community from innovating companies, organizations, and universities, including PetaGene, AstraZeneca, QIAGEN, and more.

    Oct 31, 2019
  • Seqster Licenses SRP to La Jolla Institute of Immunology for Asthma Study

    Bio-IT World | Seqster has signed a 3-year licensing deal and partnership with La Jolla Institute of Immunology (LJI) to support the execution of a $6.9 million Asthma study.

    Oct 29, 2019
  • MGI Launches Benchtop Sequencing Laboratory And Automation Products

    Bio-IT World  Last week MGI released its new one-stop sequencing solution, including the portable “express” sequencing system DNBSEQ E series, the modular “digital biolab” DNBelab D series for use with the sequencing system, and the new DNBelab C series, a handheld single-cell laboratory.

    Oct 29, 2019
  • Half Of Lab Experiments Fail, Costing $28B Annually. How We Can Prevent ‘Unknown Unknowns’

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | PLOS Biology published data on the $28 billion lost in preclinical research back in June 2015. It raised a vital question:  What is the life science community actually doing now to prevent this colossal amount of wasted time, money, effort, and inventory?

    Oct 28, 2019
  • The Greatest Medical Advancements Of The Future Will Originate In Data-Driven Enterprises

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | Combining the core competencies of life sciences and medicine with data-driven solutions will enable researchers and providers to revolutionize healthcare.

    Oct 24, 2019
  • New Standards, Initiatives For GA4GH

    Bio-IT World | The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) yesterday announced the unanimous approval of five new standards to enable responsible international genomic data sharing.

    Oct 23, 2019
  • A New Marketplace For Machine Learning Researchers—And Citizen Scientists

    Bio-IT World | A nonprofit devoted to citizen science has been working with biomedical researchers at Cornell University to apply crowd power and artificial intelligence (AI) to questions neither humans nor machines could answer alone.

    Oct 21, 2019
  • Consent and Privacy Policy Updates From GA4GH

    Bio-IT World | Last month the Regulatory and Ethics Work Stream of the Global Alliance for Genomics in Health shared revised regulatory and ethics policies.

    Oct 18, 2019
  • Magnetic Cell Sorting + CRISPR = Faster Drug Discovery

    Bio-IT World | A microfluidics device that uses magnetic labeling to sort one billion cells per hour, based on their molecular makeup, has the attention of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies hungry for data on their favorite drug targets.

    Oct 16, 2019
  • Why Bioprocessing 4.0 Is A Force To Be Reckoned With

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | Whether you're ready or not, the fourth industrial revolution is on its way. Not just a funky new buzzword, "Industry 4.0" refers to a new approach to manufacturing that we can't afford to ignore – bioprocessing engineers included.

    Oct 15, 2019
  • New AI Model Predicts Clinical Translation Of Biomedical Research

    Bio-IT World | The US National Institutes of Health's Office of Portfolio Analysis has developed a machine learning model that predicts whether a scientific advance is likely to translate to the clinic.

    Oct 11, 2019
  • How Do Acoustics Impact Data Center Efficiency?

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | Owners and managers are seeking intelligent solutions to address the unique risks of data centers and mission critical facilities. In any risk prevention plan, it is a priority to address risks related to access control and data security, however there are other hazards just as important but less obvious to consider: notably the risk of acoustics.

    Oct 9, 2019
  • What Can Skin—and Sweat—Really Tell Us?

    Bio-IT World | What can the body's largest organ and its secretions teach us about human health? While the answer may be a bit unclear for now, scientists are pursuing wearable skin sensors that can monitor bodily signals of interest and glean useful information from perspiration.

    Oct 7, 2019
  • NIH To Provide Grants For Advancing The Reference Sequence Of Human Genome

    Bio-IT World | The National Human Genome Research Institute will be providing grants totaling approximately $29.5 million to various universities and institutes in order to generate and maintain the most comprehensive reference sequence of the human genome.

    Oct 4, 2019
  • Case For The Cloud: Balancing Robust Cybersecurity With Efficient Data Sharing

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | Cybersecurity breaches are costly, from fines imposed by regulatory bodies to jeopardizing years of R&D investment if proprietary information falls into the wrong hands. With the volume of information generated during the development of pharmaceutical and biotechnology products increasing at a remarkable pace, many businesses are now investing in robust data management platforms to minimize the risks posed by cybercrime.

    Oct 2, 2019
  • CRISPR-Cas9, IRBM, GenScript, and More: News From September 2019

    Bio-IT World | September featured exciting new, products, and partnerships from around the bio-IT community from innovating companies, organizations, and universities, including CRISPR-Cas9, IRBM, GenScript, and more.

    Sep 26, 2019
  • Bio-IT World Welcomes Entries For 2020 Innovative Practices Awards

    Bio-IT World | Bio-IT World is accepting entries for the 2020 Innovative Practices Awards competition.

    Sep 25, 2019
  • Making DNA Is Now Cheap And Easy And That Could Pose Security Risks

    NPR.org | Labs are churning out more and more synthetic DNA for scientists who want to use it to reprogram cells. Some say the technology has outpaced government safety guidelines put in place a decade ago.

    Sep 24, 2019
  • How To Run A Biobank

    Bio-IT World | Zuanel Diaz discusses her role as Protocol Support Laboratory and the Biospecimen Repository Facility Director at the Miami Cancer Institute, and the future of biobanking.

    Sep 23, 2019
  • Benchling Launches New Products For Research Institutions, Biotech Startups To Accelerate Life Science Innovation

    Bio-IT World News Brief | Benchling launched two new products, Benchling for Institutions and Benchling for Startups. The two new products are designed to advance major scientific discoveries where they happen most—research institutions, universities, medical centers, and innovative startups—giving these organizations access to a modern, cloud platform that frees them from busywork and helps them achieve results faster.

    Sep 19, 2019