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'Paying It Forward' Publishing

Carl Straumsheim | Inside Higher Ed | February 10, 2015

The University of California Press is building a new open-access publishing model around the idea that reviewers and researchers in the hard sciences can support new forms of scholarly communication by "paying it forward." The university press last month introduced Collabra and Luminos, an open-access journal and monograph publisher, respectively. While Luminos is hoping to publish about 10 monographs this fall, Collabra is in beta testing and aims to accept submissions in a few weeks. Read More »

3D Printed Virus To Attack Cancer Cells

Jennifer Hicks | Forbes | October 29, 2014

A genetic engineer at Autodesk ADSK says he can 3D print a virus that one day might be able to attack cancer cells...

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BioSistemika Launches Kickstarter Campaign for sciNote - the First Open Source Scientific Laboratory Notebook

Press Release | BioSistemika | November 27, 2015

BIO-IT company BioSistemika LLC believes that laboratories deserve reliable and easy-to-use software at affordable prices, that's why they created sciNote – an open source electronic laboratory notebook (ELN). They decided to launch sciNote via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, which started on November 23rd (http://scinote.net/). "After fighting our own battle with growing amount of scientific data, we wanted to design a software platform, where every scientist could store their data and would be able to share it with everyone else," explained Klemen Zupancic, PhD in Biomedicine, leader of the team behind sciNote...

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Clinovo Presents at the DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on June 14th-18th

Press Release | Clinovo | May 19, 2015

Glenn Keet, CEO of Clinovo, will present on “The Changing Landscape of EMR/EHR Clinical Data Integration with EDC Systems” at the upcoming DIA Annual Meeting taking place in Washington, D.C. on June 14th-18th. During the presentation, Glenn Keet will discuss the challenges of integrating EMR/EHR systems with EDC, and will examine the value of patient engagement, in particular the opportunities brought by eSource and electronic health records/electronic medical records integration.

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Clinovo Rolls Out Major Enhancements For Open Source EDC ClinCapture At Outsourcing In Clinical Trials West Coast Conference

Press Release | Clinovo | December 19, 2013

Clinovo sponsors outsourcing in clinical trials West Coast conference January 28-29, 2014 in Burlingame, CA, and will present the latest modules added to its open source Electronic Data Capture (EDC) system ClinCapture. Read More »

Clinovo to Demo Industry-First Self Service, Cloud-Based EDC at Outsourcing in Clinical Trials Conference West Coast on on February 3rd and 4th, 2015

Press Release | Clinovo | January 27, 2015

Clinovo, a leading provider of cloud-based eClinical software, will give an exclusive demo of its free Electronic Data Capture (EDC) system ClinCapture at the Outsourcing in Clinical Trials West Coast 2015 Conference in Burlingame, California on February 3rd and 4th at Booth #6. Read More »

Connected Tech Is Just the Thing for the NHS

Martin Barrow | Raconteur | March 9, 2017

Healthcare systems all over the world are struggling with two fundamental concerns – how to afford the rising cost of delivering care and how to integrate ever-changing new technologies? These twin challenges are intrinsically connected, for emerging technologies offer the promise of making care more affordable as well as more effective. The rewards for successful implementation will be significant, for patients as well as for those responsible for the sustainability of healthcare systems. In healthcare, the internet of things (IoT) is changing the way we think about looking after people. At the heart of this technological revolution is a focus on connectivity. Drug discovery and greater understanding of disease are critical.

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CSIR In Advanced Phase Of Gene Sequencing Under Its Genome Variation Consortium Project

Nandita Vijay | PHARMABIZ.com | December 29, 2014

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is in an advanced phase of study of  Indian Genome Variation Consortium Project. The researchers are now working towards predictive and personalized medicine with an objective to provide quicker treatment options to treat infectious diseases and life style disorders...

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Deloitte Invests $150M In Healthcare Analytics

Bernie Monegain | Government Health IT | February 21, 2014

Deloitte officials announced this week the launch of ConvergeHEALTH, a new business unit to give the work of transformation momentum and help healthcare organizations answer the 'hard questions.' Read More »

DXC Technology Unveils DXC Open Health Connect Platform Globally to Create a Connected Ecosystem for Better Healthcare Outcomes

Press Release | DXC Technology | February 28, 2018

DXC Technology...today announced DXC Open Health Connect, a digital health platform that enables healthcare providers to give better quality of care and patient outcomes by enabling interoperability between disparate environments to provide data when and where it’s needed across the healthcare system...A connected healthcare ecosystem — including integrated delivery networks, accurate patient data and increased access to information — is essential to lowering costs, improving care quality and boosting patient outcomes. DXC’s agile, cloud-based DXC Open Health Connect enterprise platform delivers the necessary tools and blueprints to healthcare providers and payers to quickly and securely integrate and flow data across the healthcare network.

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GETy Awards Celebrate Unorthodox Open-Source Approaches to Accelerating Human Health Advances

Press Release | GET Conference | April 13, 2016

An “open-source” approach to accelerating human health advances is the common theme among a diverse group of medical science projects that have won six science awards honoring “excellence in participant-centered research” - a rapidly emerging field that aims to turn patients and healthy people into more active and more data-sharing participants in medical research. The awards will be given out at Harvard Medical School in Boston on April 25 at a scientific convening called GET Conference (“GET” stands for “Genomes, Environments, Traits”). “The winners of the GETy Awards are at the forefront of a research revolution that will radically accelerate the rate of human health advances,” says Jason Bobe, organizer of the GET Conference, and Executive Director of the nonprofit PersonalGenomes.org.

i2b2 Foundation and tranSMART Foundation Merge to Become the i2b2 tranSMART Foundation

Press Release | The i2b2 tranSMART Foundation | May 25, 2017

The tranSMART and i2b2 foundations today announce the completion of their merger to become the i2b2 tranSMART Foundation. The new organization is a global non-profit open-source foundation facilitating the further development of precision medicine and bringing it to practice. The mission of the i2b2 tranSMART Foundation is to enable effective collaboration for precision medicine through the sharing, integration, standardization, and analysis of heterogeneous data from healthcare and research; through engagement and mobilization of a life sciences focused open-source, open-data community...

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Life Sciences Information Framework OpenBEL To Become A Linux Foundation Collaborative Project

Press Release | The Linux Foundation | August 26, 2013

New Project Will Accelerate Collaboration on OpenBEL, the Open Platform for Capturing, Integrating, Storing and Sharing Biological Knowledge in and Across Organizations Read More »

Linux Foundation And OpenBEL Collaboration Has Potential To Advance Science

Ginny Skalski | opensource.com | August 28, 2013

A new Linux Foundation Collaborative Project has the potential to advance science through the use of open source software. Read More »

Pistoia Alliance Launches New Map of Alliances project

Press Release | Pistoia Alliance | May 20, 2015

The Pistoia Alliance, a global, not-for-profit alliance of life science organizations that work together to lower barriers to innovation in R&D, has started a new project called Map of Alliances. The Map of Alliances project will catalogue the various life sciences consortia, partnerships, foundations and alliances in the life sciences sector and investigate how these collaborative efforts form an interconnected web of partnerships. The Map of Alliances project will see the Pistoia Alliance develop a comprehensive picture of how all these alliances, including those that involve commercial, not for profit and academic partners, are connected across the life sciences sector.

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