Ryan McBride

Articles by Ryan McBride

TranSMART releases new version of research software from Johnson & Johnson

Big Pharma and academic groups have made more progress in joining forces on advancing software for translational research on a pre-competitive basis.

Qlucore corrals EU funding for hepatitis C software

Qlucore, a provider of scientific software, has won €600,000 ($801,360) over three years from the European Commission's 7th Framework Program to develop algorithms for use in personalizing treatment of hepatitis C virus.

AstraZeneca supports iPhone app for helping patients with heart disease

Clinicians have found help from a new mobile app to gauge risks of coronary events in patients with heart disease, guiding them in designing treatment plans.

MIT center grabs $25M grant to build human-like computers

The Center for Brains, Minds and Machines, based in Cambridge, MA, is one of three new centers to win funding from the NSF's Science and Technology Centers Integrative Partnerships.

Veeva, provider of sales software to Merck, seeks up to $150M in IPO

Veeva Systems has filed paperwork as expected to raise up to $150 million in an initial public offering. The fast-growing provider of cloud-based software for sales groups in life sciences would like to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "VEEV."

Treato releases latest software: not another social media-listening app for pharma?

Treato CEO Ido Hadari has been trying to convince pharma companies that his startup's software offers advances from so-called "social media listening" applications.

Texas biotech software outfit trumpets open source tools

Lab7 Systems, an Austin-based provider of biotech software, has released a set of free software tools for studying data from next-generation DNA sequencing systems. The open source toolkit is called BioBuilds.

GlaxoSmithKline picks up online collaboration tools for medical staffers

In an InformationWeek profile, GlaxoSmithKline touts the benefits of a new online collaboration system, including the savings on travel expenses and satisfaction of the pharma giant's customers.

Enzymatics picks up bioinformatics expertise in up to $50M buyout

Enzymatics is expanding its offerings in the DNA sequencing market with the buyout of startup ArcherDx, which provides kits and software for evaluating cancer treatment. Add up the cash, Enzymatics equity and potential milestone fees in the deal, and the buyout could be worth up to $50 million.

Genentech backs development of video game for kids with cancer

Video games have been gaining momentum in healthcare because of various patient benefits, and Genentech's foundation has awarded grant money to propel more games about fighting cancer into the hands of pediatric patients, Medical Marketing & Media reported.