• Will Organ-On-A-Chip Models Be Viable Alternatives to Animal Testing?

    Bio-IT World | A new testing technology is of great interest to pharmaceutical companies looking to better understand the effects of medicines—especially the unintended consequences of their administration—and will facilitate study of not only toxicity, but also the mechanism by which drugs work and the timing of their delivery and physiological response.

    Nov 20, 2019
  • TOP500 Supercomputers List Announced

    TOP500 | The 54th edition of the TOP500 saw China and the US maintaining their dominance of the list, albeit in different categories.

    Nov 18, 2019
  • Reducing Wasted Life Science Research By Using Factorial Experiments

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | To combat the waste of life science research, Sridhar Iyengar advocates building comprehensive lab monitoring and information systems that, using "AI", can "correlate fluctuations in many different variables" to deviations in observed results. There is, however, another completely different approach to tease out from the "myriad factors": factorial experimentation, in particular, 2-level screening experiments.

    Nov 18, 2019
  • Oxford Nanopore Develops Pore-C, Couples Chromatin Conformation Capture With Long Read Tech

    Bio-IT World News Brief | Last week Weill Cornell Medicine and Oxford Nanopore published a pre-print describing Pore-C, a new nanopore sequencing technique which couples chromatin conformation capture with Oxford Nanopore Technologies long reads to directly sequence multi-way chromatin contacts without amplification.

    Nov 14, 2019
  • Tumor Organoids For High-Throughput Drug Screening

    Bio-IT World | Interest is growing among oncology researchers in using tumor organoids to mimic cancer characteristics and drug responses in humans.

    Nov 13, 2019
  • OptraHEALTH, InformedDNA Partner To Expand Access To Genetics Experts

    Bio-IT World News Brief | OptraHEALTH and InformedDNA today announced that they will partner to offer access to InformedDNA’s board-certified genetic counselors through GeneFAX’s AI-enabled CounselorConnect platform.

    Nov 8, 2019
  • Healthy Gut Microbiome Reference Database Initiated

    Bio-IT World | A group of researchers describe an initial baseline healthy gut microbiome reference database and put forth a prototype reporting template. The goal behind the work is to map the healthy gut microbiome so that they and other researchers can use the data to develop disease-specific prediction models.

    Nov 6, 2019
  • Microsoft + The Jackson Laboratory Using AI To Fight Cancer

    The AI Blog | Jackson Lab is using AI from Project Hanover to find the most relevant cancer-related info from the thousands of research papers published each day.

    Oct 31, 2019
  • 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