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Algorithm may expose drug targets for Alzheimer's

Protein misfolding has been implicated in many different diseases ranging from certain forms of Lou Gehrig's disease and Alzheimer's to cancer. Now a research group hopes that its algorithm...

Roche getting entire workforce to use Google Apps

Swiss drug giant Roche ($RHHBY) has generated buzz in the tech press for deciding to adopt Google Apps for its more than 90,000 workers, using the cloud-based software as a way to connect its global...

J&J hires Selventa to build computerized models for personalized medicine

Selventa has embarked on a multiyear project to furnish healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson's ($JNJ) Janssen R&D group with disease models, in an effort to understand the mechanisms of...

Startup aims to tap wisdom of the crowd for low-cost drug trials

As drugmakers struggle to control high development costs, a New York-based startup called Transparency Life Sciences has hatched with big plans to drastically lower the cost of drug development with...

Finding the world's smartest biotech techies

I'm calling on the readers of FierceBiotech IT to help me identify the world's best biotech techies. As you read here every week, biotech stakeholders have digitized their work in ways that...

Big Pharma activity eyed in mobile trends

The life sciences industry could drive at least a couple trends this year in the mobile tech arena, according to mobihealthnews. In a roundup of a dozen trends to watch this year, the publication...

Google software could aid drug design

Chemists have tapped core Google ($GOOG) software for measuring the importance of web pages to study the shape and organization of molecules. The researchers' adapted version of Google's...

Inside dope on one of biopharma's hottest job markets

Got biopharma job jitters? If so, you're not alone; 44% of pharma workers are worried about getting the ax, according to a PharmaIQ survey. Yet there are some bright spots in the market for life...

Oracle aids Moffitt Cancer Center’s IT system for speeding patient recruitment

Slow patient recruitment looms as one of the biopharma industry's most notorious boogiemen, delaying the start of trials and prolonging the costly development process. Moffitt Cancer Center in...

Global Alzheimer's researchers seek cloud-based infrastructure to share data

With Alzheimer's disease threatening millions of patients worldwide, the European Commission-funded database that stores 3-D brain scans in the cloud has gained global attention. The so-called...

Eisai's H3 Biomedicine taps cancer genomics software for drug discovery effort

H3 Biomedicine has grabbed software for exploring cancer genomes as the Cambridge, MA, unit of Japan-based pharma Eisai hunts for targeted cancer drugs. Ann Arbor, MI-based Compendia Bioscience will...

Google Ventures-backed DNAnexus forms alliance to provide genomics software to docs

DNAnexus CEO Andreas Sundquist has advanced his Mountain View, CA-based startup's plans to provide its software for managing and analyzing DNA sequencing data to medical users. Geisinger Health...

BioClinica sheds light on 2012 outlook, eyes ePRO tech for trials

BioClinica CEO Mark Weinstein aims to sail to a year of growth in 2012, charting a course for the company last week while announcing fourth-quarter 2011 results. And the provider of clinical trials...

German drug data outfit slammed for potential privacy breach

A potential scandal has hit a German drug data company that sells prescription info to Big Pharma groups. A former employee of the company, Pharmafakt, told a German magazine that he was told by his...

CRO ESTERN, Nextrials sign software agreement

Gaining real-time access to the data coming out of clinical trials can provide benefits for the sponsors by helping them to keep a closer eye on costs, as well as ensuring that clinical trials kick...

Belgian researchers access CLC bio's sequence analysis software

VIB, a life sciences research institute in Flanders, Belgium, has licensed CLC bio's sequence analysis software CLC DNA Workbench for use across academic institutions in the Flanders region,...

EMC to found Russian cloud computing, 'Big Data' hub

Many companies, especially biopharma and bioinformatics companies, end up with a pool of unstructured and semistructured data, these days dubbed "Big Data." U.S.-based global IT company EMC...

Eagle Genomics, Cycle Computing win bid to develop bioinformatics solutions

As the volume of bioinformatics data increases, companies and researchers need more sophisticated analysis tools to help them cope. In a move to help companies through this data deluge, Eagle...

Norway's sequencing project will need major IT infrastructure

Norway's decision to sequence the 25,000 Norwegians diagnosed with cancer each year will require the country to build specialized computing infrastructure to cope with the enormous influx of new...

Oracle announces new round of projects in IT, clinical trials

As projects generate larger quantities of more complex data, IT needs to becomes an increasingly important part of research of any kind, but particularly personalized medicine.