• Illumina, PacBio Terminate Merger Agreement

    Bio-IT World | Illumina and Pacific Biosciences of California today announced that they have mutually agreed to terminate their merger agreement. In accordance with the merger agreement, Illumina will pay Pacific Biosciences a termination fee of $98 million.

    Jan 2, 2020
  • 2020 Bio-IT Predictions: Digital Transformation Creates Opportunity and Obstacles

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | They say change is good, but it’s best if you have the ability to adapt. That’s certainly the case in the IT space, where digital transformation continues to drive rapid advancement across virtually every industry, and certainly in the life sciences. Here are some predictions and potential challenges to consider heading into next year.

    Jan 2, 2020
  • Caris, GenScript, Fuzionaire, and More: News From December 2019

    Bio-IT World | December featured exciting new, products, and partnerships from around the bio-IT community from innovating companies, organizations, and universities, including Caris, GenScript, Fuzionaire, and more.

    Dec 23, 2019
  • A Digital Transformation at the City of Hope

    Bio-IT World | City of Hope National Medical Center’s Chief Digital Officer discusses his role at City of Hope, the changing point-of-care landscape, and future digital transformations for the industry.

    Dec 19, 2019
  • A Regulatory View of Personalized Therapeutics

    Bio-IT World | The FDA’s Director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research discusses the obstacles in developing gene therapies, emerging developments in the field, and the regulatory landscape surrounding personalized therapeutics.

    Dec 18, 2019
  • BioIVT Announces the Launch of its Next-generation Sequencing Service

    Bio-IT World News Brief | BioIVT today launched its Next-generation Sequencing (NGS) Service, which combines the company’s expertise in human tissue procurement, specimen selection, sample preparation and project management with its in-house NGS capabilities.

    Dec 16, 2019
  • Identifying Opportunities At The Interface Of Life Sciences And Tech

    Bio-IT World | Geraldine A. Van der Auwera calls herself a benevolent dictator. She boasts the pedigree of pre-doctoral and postdoctoral years in microbiology labs, and then a shift into computation. Now, as Director of Outreach and Communications, Data Sciences Platform, at the Broad Institute, she works with all camps—scientists, biomedical researchers, data scientists, technologists.

    Dec 16, 2019
  • An AI-Based Evolution of Clinical Communities

    Bio-IT World | AI can bring efficacious, precise, and effective diagnostics and therapeutics faster to the patient, and in the future, more efficient operations could save money, freeing up capital to invest in innovation.

    Dec 13, 2019
  • Has Validation In An Agile Software Development Environment Come Of Age?

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | Today it is accepted that agile software development can work well within a formal project and most software vendors supplying the pharmaceutical industry have an agile aspect to their Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

    Dec 12, 2019
  • Precision Medicine: Setting a Strong Foundation to Accelerate Progress

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | Precision medicine depends on data—more specifically, on our ability to analyze and act on it from the bench to the bedside and back again. And, we’ve long understood that our ability to direct data—both structured and unstructured—when and where it’s most needed is foundational to advancing and unlocking the promise of precision medicine.

    Dec 11, 2019
  • Clockwork: Scientists Tinker with the Inner Workings of Circadian Rhythm

    Bio-IT World | The human clock is increasingly being thrown off-kilter by our modern lifestyles—TVs in bedrooms, electronic books in bed, smartphones sitting on nightstands. These types of technologies, and other disruptors like jet lag or third shift work, can wreak havoc on our bodily rhythm and, along with it, bodily processes. Circadian dysfunction has been linked to a higher risk of health issues like obesity, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer. Enter circadian rhythm research.

    Dec 9, 2019
  • Asia-wide Genome Mapping Project Reveals Insights Into Asian Ancestry, Genetic Diversity

    Bio-IT World News Brief | In their first study reported in Nature this week, the GenomeAsia 100K consortium analyzed the genomes of 1,739 people, which represents the widest coverage of genetic diversity in Asia to date.

    Dec 6, 2019
  • To Advance Polygenic Risk Scores, Large Studies Need Better Genotyping Tools

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | A decade ago, the concept of a polygenic risk score had not even been cited in a genomics publication. Today, it’s almost impossible to pick up a human genetics journal or attend a conference without hearing about these new biomarkers.

    Dec 5, 2019
  • The Nose Knows: Developing Artificial Intelligence Sniffers

    Bio-IT World | When you think of artificial intelligence, what comes to mind? A computer brain? Computer vision? Auditory language processing? What about smell? It’s an area of research IBM is busy exploring.

    Dec 4, 2019
  • Benchling: Enabling the Next Generation of Data and Workflow Tracking

    Bio-IT World Benchling’s value proposition is easy to see. For researchers—whether in an academic lab, small biotech, or big pharma—keeping track of research using paper lab notebooks, email, and spreadsheets is cumbersome and inefficient. But the challenges to science are much bigger than just misplaced notes or forgotten results. The real value, says Saji Wickramasekara, comes from enabling a new level of collaboration and data provenance.

    Dec 2, 2019
  • HudsonAlpha, Vanderbilt, Thermo Scientific, and More: News From November 2019

    Bio-IT World | November featured exciting new, products, and partnerships from around the bio-IT community from innovating companies, organizations, and universities, including HudsonAlpha, Vanderbilt, Thermo Scientific, and more.

    Nov 27, 2019
  • Explosion Of Interest In Organ-On-A-Chip Technology

    Bio-IT World | Organ-on-a-chip models were practically nonexistent a decade ago, but significant advances are now being made every few months.

    Nov 25, 2019
  • Follow The Money: Investments and Funding Rounds for November

    Bio-IT World | Some of the latest funding updates from across life sciences, clinical trials, the diagnostics industries.

    Nov 22, 2019
  • Hesperos: A CRO For Body-On-A-Chip Enthusiasts

    Bio-IT World | Operationally, Hesperos works much like a contract research organization that delivers study results back to sponsoring companies, with its specialty being integration assistance to drug developers interested in using a multiorgan model for their preclinical efficacy and toxicity studies.

    Nov 22, 2019
  • Organs On Chips Will Make Drugs Safer—And More Precise

    Bio-IT World | The emergence of organ-on-a-chip systems to expedite drug discovery and toxicology studies is a process more than three decades in the making.

    Nov 21, 2019