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 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 $50 million.
Video games have been gaining momentum in healthcare because of various patient benefits, and Genentech's foundation has awarded grant money to propel more games about fighting cancer into the hands of pediatric patients, Medical Marketing & Media reported.
When Sanofi began work on its mobile iBGStar glucose monitor three years ago, Apple's iPhone was the dominant smartphone on the market. And last year the French drug giant released the glucose monitor only for iPhone and iPod Touch devices, PMLive reported.
Accelrys ($ACCL) has added to a string of acquisitions in recent years with the buyout of ChemSW, a provider of software for companies in pharma and other sectors to ditch paper-based systems for managing chemical inventories.
Waltham, MA-based Quantia has reeled in $10 million for a Series B round of funding, led by Safeguard Scientifics.
AstraZeneca has sponsored a web portal that features videos of breast-cancer patient testimonials, becoming one of the latest drugmakers to provide online content to target patient populations.
After bootstrapping itself for years, Eagle Genomics has found outside investment dollars for the first time. The Cambridge, U.K., company plans to use £590,000 from investors to fuel growth of its bioinformatics business.
BGI is reportedly in the hunt for an initial public offering of its institutional client business. Forbes reported the IPO plan in a broader profile of the Chinese company.
Desktop Genetics has rounded up resources to take its software, described as a "DNA search engine," to the next level. The bioinformatics startup has reeled in £275,000 from equity investors and a £100,000 grant from the U.K. government for a total of £375,000 ($581,000).
Eli Lilly and Humana have teamed up to analyze various data sets to understand disease outcomes, starting with Type 2 diabetes, the companies announced this morning.
Bina Technologies has added whole exome analysis to its Big Data genomics platform. The new tool can run a whole exome analysis in 30 minutes.
Managing the ever-growing pool of unstructured and unprotected data has become a challenge for businesses--and a huge opportunity for any company that can ease the pressure. Capgemini has made a play for this market by introducing a Big Data tool on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
The availability of open-source tools has broadened the reach of genome sequence analysis, but the need for programming skills has slowed uptake among biologists. GenePattern is aimed at these biologists, and a recent update has further tailored the tool to non-programmers.
Reports of Chinese hackers and U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) snooping have raised fresh doubts about the security of the ever increasing amounts of data kept in the cloud. Google--which was implicated in the NSA revelations--has responded by beefing up its cloud storage service.
Almost 12 years after it began, the supply chain program Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is yet to convince everyone it is worth the effort. The benefits fall short of what some expect of a program that can require $50,000 in IT and database upgrades.
Over the past 18 months the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has kick-started its electronic submissions project. The eSubmission Gateway went live in April 2012, and now the EMA is set to roll out the next phase of the initiative--digital signatures.
HopeLab has released a new mobile game for children with cancer to play during chemotherapy, seeking to improve adherence to meds and spark positive thoughts during treatment.
With the support of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), RTI International plans to enhance a web-based system that enables researchers to connect the dots between complex genetics, health, disease and other data, the group announced.
Bioinformatics startup InterpretOmics has snagged $1.6 million (Rs 10 crore) from a slate of angel backers, seeking to grow its business of providing cloud-based software for analyzing genomics data, the company said last week. The only named investor was the Singapore-based shipping company Amarante.