• 10x Genomics, Genestack, HudsonAlpha, And More: News From June 2020

    Bio-IT World June featured exciting new, products, and partnerships from around the bio-IT community from innovating companies, organizations, and universities, including 10x Genomics, Genestack, HudsonAlpha, and more.

    Jun 25, 2020
  • Paragon Applies Amplicon Panels for Targeted Sequencing To COVID-19

    Bio-IT World | A key question for life sciences companies in the past few months has been how dramatically to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Paragon Genomics, based in Hayward, California, believes their amplicon-based target enrichment technology for targeted sequencing provides an answer.

    Jun 24, 2020
  • EHRs + Machine Learning Decipher Drug Effects In Pregnant Persons

    Bio-IT World | Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are using a novel, data-driven “target trial” framework to investigate the efficacy and safety of medicines in pregnant populations, who are underrepresented in randomized controlled trials.

    Jun 22, 2020
  • Nanosponges Soak Up Virus, AI Tracks Mutations: The Week’s COVID-19 Updates

    Bio-IT World | Questions are being raised about interferon’s role in treating SARS-CoV-2 infection, and the likelihood that it could inhibit lung tissue healing. And a new AI tool could track changes in the genetic structure of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Plus more from this week’s COVID-19 news and research in the clinical research industry.

    Jun 19, 2020
  • Illumina Acquires BlueBee, Data Analysis, Management

    Bio-IT World  Illumina announced that it will acquire the Netherlands-based bioinformatics company, BlueBee yesterday evening, giving the sequencing company another in-house bioinformatics platform, this one focused on downstream data analysis, management and collaboration. Financial details were not disclosed.

    Jun 18, 2020
  • Follow the Money: $100M to DNAnexus, Investments in Machine-Learning for Drug Discovery, More

    Bio-IT World   Big investments this past month in machine-learning driven drug discovery from insitro, and DNAnexus’s and cloud-based informatics platform. Vaccine funding for GreenLight Biosciences, boron drug delivery, and more of the latest funding updates from across life sciences, clinical trials, the diagnostics industries.  

    Jun 17, 2020
  • NIH Launches Centralized National Enclave For COVID-19 Patient Data

    Bio-IT World The National Institutes of Health has launched a centralized, secure enclave to store and study vast amounts of medical record data from people diagnosed with coronavirus disease across the country. It is part of an effort, called the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C), to help scientists analyze these data to understand the disease and develop treatments. This effort aims to transform clinical information into knowledge urgently needed to study COVID-19, including health risk factors that indicate better or worse outcomes of the disease, and identify potentially effective treatments.

    Jun 15, 2020
  • The Pistoia Alliance Launches Toolkit, Accelerates Implementation of FAIR Data Principles

    Bio-IT World   The Pistoia Alliance has launched a freely accessible toolkit to help companies implement the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) guiding principles for data management and stewardship. The project was funded by pharmaceutical and biotech companies including AstraZeneca, Bayer, Roche, Novartis, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and AbbVie.

    Jun 15, 2020
  • COVID-19’s Achilles’ Heel, Other News From the Bio-IT Community

    Bio-IT World | The Bio-IT community is continuing to adapt to their newfound role in the fight against the COVID-19 virus. Recent updates include recent collaborations between organizations and universities, innovative modeling tools, and the discovery that the virus’ main protease may wind up being its Achilles’ heel.

    Jun 12, 2020
  • MilliporeSigma, 10x Genomics Launch New Option For CRISPR Research

    Bio-IT World News Brief | MilliporeSigma and 10x Genomics announced that they have developed a new option for biological experiments. The collaboration provides a linking of two innovative technologies: single cell transcriptomics and pooled CRISPR screening.

    Jun 10, 2020
  • COVID-19 Update: Structural Modeling, New Funding, Vaccine News

    Bio-IT World | More updates on SARS-CoV-2 research and COVID-19 from the Bio-IT Community including an app to create COVID-19 severity scores, new insights into viral behavior, modeling tools for the virus structure, and an influx of funding from Illumina, the Department of Defense, AstraZeneca, and more.

    Jun 5, 2020
  • 10x Genomics: Culture of Collaboration And A New Product Engine

    Bio-IT World | At 10x Genomics—where the vision is to “master biology”—culture is key.

    Jun 4, 2020
  • Studies Suggest COVID-19 Could Become Seasonal Virus, Other News

    Bio-IT World | A review of coronavirus immunity studies suggest the COVID-19 virus could become the fifth seasonal coronavirus with recurring epidemics of lessening severity over the next several years. Over 200 SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences have now been completed and released. We round up the week’s research and industry news for COVID-19.

    May 29, 2020
  • Intel, Penn Medicine Launch Federated Learning Model For Brain Tumors

    Bio-IT World | The University of Pennsylvania and Intel have built a federation of 30 institutions to use federated learning to train artificial intelligence models to identify boundaries of brain tumors.

    May 28, 2020
  • Benchling, BERG, Thermo Fisher Scientific, And More: News From May 2020

    Bio-IT World May featured exciting new, products, and partnerships from around the bio-IT community from innovating companies, organizations, and universities, including Benchling, BERG, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and more.

    May 27, 2020
  • HPC In Life Sciences: Why Cloud Computing Is Now Indispensable And How Organizations Can Prepare

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | Few disciplines have seen more rapid adoption of cloud computing than life sciences research. Datasets are easily anonymized; pipelines are generally comprised of cloud-friendly open-source tools, and data are often shared, making the cloud a convenient meeting point. Overshadowing all of these reasons, however, is an insatiable demand for computing power.

    May 26, 2020
  • AI Applications for COVID-19 Research and Other News

    Bio-IT World | A pair of studies demonstrate antibody responses to COVID-19 in primates. Researchers are applying artificial intelligence to lung images of COVID-19 patients. An accurate, easy-to-use, fully disposable, rapid and handheld test that consumers and healthcare providers in clinics can use to detect active SARS-CoV-2. We round up the week’s research and industry news for COVID-19.

    May 22, 2020
  • How Data Integration Can Save Lives and Economies During Pandemics

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | Advances in medicine, aided by technology, have saved many lives, no doubt. Credit can be given to many technologies, but when a new kind of viral disease comes along such as COVID-19, we are once again humbled.

    May 20, 2020
  • What We’re Discovering About Scientific Computing During A Pandemic

    Bio-IT World  | An all-star panel convened for the second half of Bio-IT World’s Trends from the Trenches event earlier this week. Susan K. Gregurick (NIH), Eli Dart (ESnet), Matthew Trunnell (Data Commoner-at-Large), Vivien Bonazzi (Deloitte), and Fernanda Foertter (BioTeam) joined Dagdigian and panel moderator Ari Berman (both of BioTeam) from their own living rooms and offices. But that didn’t keep the socially distanced panel from digging into infrastructure, standards, privacy issues and more, all while staying COVID-19 aware.

    May 18, 2020
  • Bio-IT Industry Continuing To Gain Insight On COVID-19, And Other News

    Bio-IT World | A genome in pangolins could reveal a treatment option for COVID-19. A lack amount MicroRNA may explain why older individuals and those with preexisting medical conditions are vulnerable for contracting the virus. We round up the week’s research and industry news for COVID-19.

    May 15, 2020