With the commercial release of Pacific Biosciences' third-generation sequencer in April come new opportunities for software vendors to provide tools to enhance the utility of the data provided by the
GenomeQuest, a firm that provides genomic sequence database software, has named Gerry Higgins as its first healthcare innovation officer, to focus on using the firm's technology in developing...
In the growing market for scientific software, Accelrys sees many firms that compete with it on individual software products, but few that can go toe-to-toe with it across multiple areas of its
Recruiting patients for clinical trials is notoriously cumbersome and expensive using standard methods. Yet PatientsLikeMe might be able to ease this burden, using its social network of more than
With a goal of streamlining how drug developers buy research services, Assay Depot has rallied private investors to raise $1.7 million, according to a press release. The firm aims to enable pharmas
As Pfizer ($PFE) looks to tighten its belt on R&D spending, the drug giant has revealed plans to begin an FDA-approved clinical trial for an overactive bladder pill that enables patients to
Medidata Solutions ($MDSO) faces a patent infringement lawsuit from a smaller competitor in the clinical trials software business. Cleveland-based DATATRAK International says today that it's served a
Every once in a while at FierceBiotech IT, we like to dip into what's happening in wet labs--especially when it involves computer science. And perhaps there's no better convergence of wet lab
FBIT: What do you think are the things that differentiate your company's suite of eClinical solutions? MW: We do have best-in-class point solutions. Our Trident product, which we just released, is a
FBIT: What concerns you about consolidation in biopharma? MW: Well, I'd be silly to say it doesn't concern me. We have to pay attention to it. But still about 60 percent of our business is medical
BioClinica CEO Mark Weinstein A little over three years into transforming his company into a provider of diverse clinical trials software and services, BioClinica CEO Mark Weinstein says
To hear OpenClinica CEO Cal Collins tell it, his company broke into the competitive electronic data capture (EDC) software business several years ago by essentially giving the goods away for free.
Medidata Solutions ($MDSO), a major provider of electronic data capture (EDC) software for clinical trials, has named Lee Shapiro, president of Allscripts ($MDRX), to its board of directors.
In the ongoing battle to spot adverse drug or medical product reactions as early as possible, groups in Canada, Europe and the U.S. are advancing new programs to protect patients and inform health
Aptiv Solutions is banking on its expertise in areas such as adaptive clinical trials and software development to differentiate the Reston, VA-based CRO. Today, the company outlined its new
Persistent Systems says it aims to grow its life sciences software business with its purchase of lab instrument giant Agilent Technologies' software group in Grenoble, France. Pune, India-based
Mountain View, CA-based 23andMe is moving beyond its roots as a provider of consumer genetic tests, reports Xconomy's Luke Timmerman. The company has been targeting a new customer base, drug
What do we tell this year's crop of graduates as they plot their futures? How about telling them about the future prospects of bioinformatics. In a recent story, BioWorld contributor Ilene Schneider
We've made strides priming the pump for greater U.S. adoption of electronic health records, but we've still got a ways to go before those records become a mainstream asset to clinical studies for new
DNA sequencing technology is aiding in the exploration of all the various microbes--good and bad--that play roles in human health. Now genomics researchers at the University of Maryland and