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Knowledge-Sharing Platforms Emerge From Life Science Research Collaboration

David Raths | KMWorld | March 1, 2013

One of the hottest topics at life science conferences these days is collaboration. For budgetary reasons, pharmaceutical companies that 10 or 15 years ago would have handled every aspect of research and development in-house have externalized those services to academic partners and outsourced service providers. Read More »

2014 Pistoia Alliance Annual Conference To Be Held In NYC On June 17

Press Release | Pistoia Alliance | May 22, 2014

The Pistoia Alliance invites those with an interest in Life Science R&D to register for its 4th Annual Conference to be held on Tuesday 17th June 2014 at the Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036...

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Art & Science – The Pistoia Alliance, Dragons Den – An Opportunity to Showcase a New App

Sean Ekins | Collaborative Chemistry | February 8, 2012

What do David Hockney and I have in common? Not much except he is pushing the boundaries and creating great art with an iPad and well I am trying to use an iPad to do drug discovery, pushing a different kind of boundary. 

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Bio-IT World Announces the Winners of Its Tenth Annual Best Practices Awards

Press Release | Bio-IT World, Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI) | April 30, 2014

Bio-IT World announced the winners of its tenth annual Best Practices Awards competition this morning in a plenary session at the 2014 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo in Boston. Grand prize winners were named in five life sciences categories highlighting best practices in clinical trial IT, research infrastructure, bioinformatics, cloud computing and data management from AstraZeneca and Tessella, U-BIOPRED, the Pistoia Alliance, Baylor College of Medicine, and Genentech. Read More »

Controlled Substances Compliance Expert Community Established

Press Release | Pistoia Alliance | August 11, 2014

The Pistoia Alliance Controlled Substances Compliance Services (CSCS) project has made it significantly easier for life science companies to comply with controlled substance legislation by establishing an expert community to interpret the often-ambiguous rules. Read More »

David Ho Highlights Launch of Bio-IT Asia Conference

Kevin Davies and Allison Proffitt | Bio-IT World | June 6, 2012

Ten years after the launch of the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo series in Boston, the conference made its debut in Asia in the sparkling Marina Bay Sands convention center. The trio of speakers who opened the three-day meeting was veteran HIV researcher David Ho, bio-IT consultant Chris Dagdigian, and AstraZeneca bioinformatician Yaron Turpaz.

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European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) ChEMBL 20 incorporates the Pistoia Alliance’s HELM annotation

Press Release | Pistoia Alliance, European Bioinformatics Institute | February 3, 2015

The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) has released version 20 of ChEMBL, the database of compound bioactivity data and drug targets. ChEMBL now incorporates the Hierarchical Editing Language for Macromolecules (HELM), the macromolecular representation standard recently released by the Pistoia Alliance.

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Gathering a Health Care Industry Around an Open Source Solution: the Success of tranSMART

Andy Oram | EMR & EHR | May 18, 2015

The role of open source software in healthcare is relatively hidden and uncelebrated, but organizations such as the tranSMART Foundation prove that it is making headway behind the scenes. tranSMART won three awards at the recent Bio‐IT World conference, including Best in Show. The tranSMART Foundation is a non‐profit organization that develops creates software for translational research, performing tasks such as searching for patterns in genomes and how they are linked to clinical outcomes. Like most of the sustainable, highly successful open source projects, tranSMART avoids hiring programmers to do the work itself, but fosters a sense of community by coordinating more than 100 developers from the companies who benefit from the software.

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Measuring The Value Of Pistoia Alliance Activities

John Wise | Pistoia Alliance | December 18, 2012

[...] With the latest round of portfolio projects, we worked with David Seemungal of Cubase Consulting to conduct an indicative valuation of the various proposed activities. I asked David to explain the methodology, which we plan to employ as a way of calibrating expectations around future proposed activities. Read More »

Novaseek Research Wins Pistoia Alliance President's Startup Challenge 2015

Press Release | Pistoia Alliance, Novaseek | February 17, 2016

Novaseek Research today announced that it is a winner of the inaugural 2015 Pistoia Alliance President's Startup Challenge. The Pistoia Alliance is a global, not-for-profit alliance of life science companies, vendors, publishers, and academic groups that work together to lower barriers to innovation in R&D. The Startup Challenge 2015 panel of expert judges, drawn from the Pistoia Alliance's membership, evaluated more than 30 start-up companies from around the world who are developing new ideas to lower the barriers to innovation in life sciences R&D.

Pistoia Alliance Driving Open Innovation in Bioresearch

The Pistoia Alliance recently held its 4th Annual Conference at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. As part of the Next Chapter Initiative this was widened to a three-day event to include a special members-only meeting on the second day, kindly hosted by Thomson Reuters at their headquarters in Times Square, and a face-to-face board meeting hosted by Roche at the Alexandria Centre. Read More »

Pistoia Alliance Expands Business Development With Appointment Of Carmen Nitsche

Press Release | Pistoia Alliance | September 17, 2014

The Pistoia Alliance, a global not for profit organization committed to lowering the barriers to innovation in life sciences R&D through pre-competitive collaboration, has announced the appointment of Carmen Nitsche as Executive Director Business Development North America, as the organization looks to expand its global reach...

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Pistoia Alliance Launches App Catalogue And Community

Press Release | AirWatch, Pistoia Alliance | April 9, 2013

The Pistoia Alliance, a not-for-profit, precompetitive alliance of life science companies, technology vendors, commercial information suppliers and academic groups that promotes innovation through precompetitive collaboration, has launched a dedicated life sciences app catalogue. Read More »

Pistoia Alliance Launches New Chemical Safety Library Project

Press Release | Pistoia Alliance | November 10, 2015

The Pistoia Alliance, a not for profit organization working to improve collaboration in the life sciences industry, has started work on the Chemical Safety Library, a project which will allow for the capture and sharing of previously inaccessible reaction incident information to enhance laboratory safety. The research enterprise inherently will always involve some risk, as novel compounds are created and new combinations are explored. In addition, data on adverse events that took place in the past or in another organization are difficult to impossible to access when planning new experiments, leading to the potential for repeat occurrences...

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Pistoia Alliance Launches New Chemical Safety Library Project

Press Release | Pistoia Alliance | November 10, 2015

The Pistoia Alliance...has started work on the Chemical Safety Library, a project which will allow for the capture and sharing of previously inaccessible reaction incident information to enhance laboratory safety...The Chemical Safety Library will see the creation of an informatics driven resource to allow all organizations to effectively share chemistry-related incident reports, delivering value from real life incidents and learnings. The data will be collected in a publicly available central resource and rule sets and triggers will be created that can be tied to scientists’ reaction planning tools, so that if an organization should attempt to repeat a procedure that previously resulted in an accident, a warning will be issued.

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