Business and Medical Leaders Develop Crowdsourced Platform to Solve Complex Immunological Problems

Ravi Parikh | Medgadget | April 8, 2013

Here at Medgadget, we have previously covered efforts to crowdsource ideas for developing medical technology and innovation. For example, we have seen programs that crowdsource retinal connectome mapping and protein folding.

Now, as reported in a recent issue of Nature Biotechnology, a unique combination of leaders from Harvard Medical School, Harvard Business School, and London Business School have  demonstrated that a crowdsourcing platform discovered in the commercial sector can solve a complex immunological problem quicker that traditional biology algorithms, such as NIH’s BLAST, at a fraction of the cost.