• Bio-IT World Announces 2018 Best Practices Awards Winners

    Bio-IT World | Bio-IT World announced the winners of the 2018 Best Practices Awards this morning at the Bio-IT World Conference and Expo. Entries from Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca, Celgene Co., and Massachusetts General Hospital were honored.

    May 17, 2018
  • Illumina Announces Acquisition Of Edico Genome

    Bio-IT World | Illumina announced that it has acquired Edico Genome for $100 million.

    May 16, 2018
  • #BioIT18: What To Do, What To See

    Bio-IT World | Today marks the first day of the 2018 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo. We have a full slate of talks, panels, and awards programs that will be sure to keep us excited about what is happening in the life sciences, biotech, and IT industries. Here’s what to look out for onsite, and some of the first news and product announcements of the week.

    May 14, 2018
  • Open Source Pitfalls At The Biotechnology-High Technology Crossover

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | Software is eating the biotechnology world. Managers in the traditional biotechnology sector may not be familiar with open source software and related compliance issues, but these issues are bound to come up as they develop technology solutions to the problems of biotechnology.

    May 14, 2018
  • This Cambridge Nonprofit Is Seeking Every Drug Ever Developed

    The Boston Globe | Researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard are trying to find new life-saving uses for drugs first developed to cure other diseases.

    May 14, 2018
  • Gene Discovery And Clinical Impact, Rare Disease Studies For Broader Medical Knowledge

    Bio-IT World | Podcast | Catherine Brownstein of Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School is featured on this podcast from Cambridge Healthtech Institute for the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo. Brownstein speaks about her gene discovery work and how research on rare and orphan disease enhance our understanding of medicine overall, among other topics.

    May 11, 2018
  • Oracle Is Rolling Out Blockchain Products

    Bloomberg | Oracle will unveil its blockchain software starting this month, joining the growing list of companies offering products that use the digital-ledger technology behind Bitcoin.

    May 10, 2018
  • Carl Zimmer To Speak At Bio-IT World, Tackle Heredity, Genes, And How Our Understanding Of The Two Is Changing

    Bio-IT World | Carl Zimmer traces our growing understanding of our genes, inheritance, and what it means to pass on parts of ourselves in his new book, She Has Her Mother’s Laugh, which will be released by Dutton on May 29, 2018.

    May 9, 2018
  • Geisinger Says DNA Sequencing As Preventative Care Is Ready For The Clinic

    Forbes | Geisinger doctors will soon start offering patients DNA sequencing as part of routine preventative care, the Danville, Pennsylvania-based health system's president and CEO Dr. David Feinberg announced Sunday at the HLTH Conference in Las Vegas.

    May 7, 2018
  • National Adventure: All of Us Research Program Launches Prioritizing Diversity, Security

    Bio-IT World  The National Institutes of Health opened national enrollment for the All of Us Research Program today with a nationwide launch featuring events in New York; Birmingham, Ala.; Nashville, Tenn.; Detroit, Mi.; Kansas City, Mo.; Chicago; and Pasco, Wash. The launch events were broadcast on the All of Us website and Facebook live.

    May 6, 2018
  • BGI To Install BGISEQ-500 In Toronto

    Bio-IT World | BGI Genomics announced two new partnerships today, including the first North American deployment of the BGISEQ-500.

    May 4, 2018
  • AI And Machine Learning For Healthcare, Precision Wellness, Genomic Data Visualization

    Bio-IT World | Podcast | James Hendler of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is featured on this podcast from Cambridge Healthtech Institute for the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo. Hendler speaks about precision wellness as part of his research on artificial intelligence, agent-based computing, high-performance processing, and the Semantic Web.

    May 4, 2018
  • Bio-IT World Announces 2018 Best Of Show People's Choice Award Contenders

    Bio-IT World | Bio-IT World is pleased to announce the 2018 Best of Show competition with the Bio-IT World People’s Choice award.

    May 3, 2018
  • Quartzy Partners With LA Biotech Accelerator For Lab Management, Supply

    Bio-IT World News Brief  Quartzy and LA-based biotechnology accelerator, BioBuilt, have announced a joint effort in which Quartzy will provide the accelerator’s companies with lab management software and faster access to critical reagents and consumables.

    May 2, 2018
  • Cancer Sequencing Hype And Reality

    In the Pipeline | Derek Lowe reviews a recent piece in Science, and tackles the issue of hype versus reality in cancer sequencing.

    May 2, 2018
  • UC Berkeley Struggles To Find Sympathetic Court In CRISPR Patent Appeal

    STAT | The University of California, which has been losing the fight over US patents on the revolutionary genome-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9, did not pull any rabbits out of a hat during oral arguments Monday in its appeal of the case.

    Apr 30, 2018
  • Illumina, Quartzy, PerkinElmer, And More: News From April 2018

    Bio-IT World | April featured exciting new, products, and partnerships from around the bio-IT community from innovating companies, organizations, and universities, including Illumina, Quartzy, PerkinElmer, and more.

    Apr 30, 2018
  • 10x Genomics Announces $125 Million Funding

    Bio-IT World News Brief | 10x Genomics announced a $125 million funding round that included $50 million Series D financing. It was led by Meritech Capital Partners and included new investor Wells Fargo Strategic Capital along with current investors Paladin Capital, Fidelity, and the SoftBank Group. The company complemented this financing with a new $75 million debt facility with Silicon Valley Bank.

    Apr 27, 2018
  • UK Commits A Billion Pounds To AI Development

    TOP500 | The British government and the private sector are investing close to £1 billion pounds to boost the country's artificial intelligence sector. The investment, which was announced on Thursday, is part of a wide-ranging strategy to make the UK a global leader in AI and big data.

    Apr 27, 2018
  • Cloud Over Troubled Data: Healing Bio-IoT

    Bio-IT World | As the healthcare and life-sciences sector has gradually accepted cloud-based data solutions, and as the sector's Big Data still grows ever Bigger, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become a driving force for health-IT practitioners and clinical researchers. All that data, after all, must come from somewhere—and must be constantly maintained and tempered by even more data.

    Apr 25, 2018