• PacBio Plugs Partnerships, Accuracy at JP Morgan

    Jan 14 | Bio-IT World | Closing out the genomic presentations at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, Christian Henry, president and CEO of Pacific Biosciences, had the dual challenges of presenting PacBio’s year and future strategies as well as answering claims and announcements other companies made. He persevered. More
  • Antibodies, Easy Single-Cell, Genomics for All: Notes from the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

    Jan 13 | Bio-IT World | At the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference—being held virtually again this year—pharma and biotech companies gave overviews of their 2021 business and their views of the future. Here are the highlights we noted from presentations from Regeneron, 10X Genomics, and Invitae More
  • Seqster, National Pancreas Foundation, Launch Pancreatic Disease Patient Registry

    Jan 11 | Bio-IT World | Seqster announced today a multi-year partnership with The National Pancreas Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides hope for those suffering from pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, to create the country’s largest, most inclusive pancreatic disease patient registry. The registry uses Seqster technology to connect to any EHR, genomic DNA test, and wearable/remote monitoring device, providing patients with a complete longitudinal health record in real-time. More
  • Illumina Teases New Chemistry, Long Reads, Oncology, Proteomics Partnerships

    Jan 11 | Bio-IT World | At the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference—being held virtually again this year—Illumina CEO Francis deSouza outlined Illumina’s record for 2021, announced several new partnerships, and teased new chemistry and new long read technologies. More
  • Trendspotting: What’s Coming for Bio-IT in 2022

    Jan 10 | Bio-IT World | We spoke with several players in the Bio-IT World vendor community to gain insights and predictions for the coming year. They predicted newer ‘omics, green chemistry, SaaS medical devices, federated learning, XNAT, protein sequencing, and more. More
  • Multiomics Used To Stratify Multiple Myeloma Patients Into Affinity Groups

    Jan 06 | Bio-IT World | All new multiple myeloma patients being treated at the Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai are now being assigned to one of 12 subgroups based on shared genetic and molecular features of their disease. The multiple myeloma patient similarity network (MM-PSN) is one of the latest computational modeling tools being used here to translate clinical data into better treatment decision-making in the clinic, and the first to apply multiomics to the stratification of patients with the blood cancer. More
  • Overlooked Impact Of Cardiometabolic Drugs On The Gut Microbiome

    Jan 05 | Bio-IT World | A large-scale study involving more than 2,000 individuals across three countries could help disentangle associations between cardiometabolic disease, the gut microbiome, and metabolic markers in the blood—and, perhaps most importantly, the potential role played by the most prescribed drug treatments. More
  • Is Excel Holding Back Biopharmaceutical Research?

    Jan 03 | Bio-IT World | Data aggregation and consolidation are essential in biopharmaceutical development. Research teams use a wide range of analytical and sensor data from various instruments, which are often spread across multiple sites. These data streams need a common platform to allow scientists to review the data and make decisions. Excel is used to perform this consolidation in many companies, but while access to Excel is convenient, this software is the root cause of many data management problems. More
  • Follow the Money: AI-Driven Talent Engagement, Cancer Center Funding, Maternal Health, More

    Dec 28 | Bio-IT World | AI used in talent engagement and communication and in the development of therapeutic antibodies; women’s health, maternal health, and contraceptive technologies More
  • Top Stories of 2021: Efforts to Overcome Aging, High-Def Spatial Transcriptomics, an NIH Push to Cure HIV. And a Little More COVID

    Dec 27 | Bio-IT World | Some of our biggest stories of the year were about the promise to limit aging through epigenetic reprogramming, new inhibitors to prevent age-associated cognitive decline, and improved single-cell sequencing technologies. Of course interest in COVID-19 remained, and we went in depth on mRNA vaccines and talked digital transformation at Pfizer and GSK in this pandemic era. More
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