LabCorp closed its $5.7 billion takeover of Covance this week and immediately began talking up the potential for its testing data to turbocharge the CRO's clinical trial business.
The Financial Times has taken a look inside Chinese sequencing giant BGI and the implications of its mission to sequence the genomes of one million humans, one million microorganisms and one million plants and animals.
Big Data initiatives such as President Obama's precision medicine program and the United Kingdom's 100,000 Genomes Project risk losing public trust unless they consider the moral and legal implications of their work, a report has warned.
President Obama has made the creation of a huge, technically challenging database the centerpiece of his precision medicine proposal. The initiative will draw on existing resources and new studies to gather data on the biology, behavior and health of more than 1 million people.
Alexion Pharmaceuticals has turned to Big Data specialist BioXcel for help identifying its next blockbuster rare disease drug. BioXcel is applying its rare disease database to the collaboration, which aims to figure out which indications are most likely to benefit from various therapeutics.
Philips announced that it will share anonymized data on more than 100,000 patients collected via its Hospital to Home eICU telehealth initiative with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mobile apps and digital tracking and the quantified self. A world of opportunities for drugmakers, right? That's the hypothesis. Digital data-gathering and monitoring won't just help patients manage their conditions and take their meds on time, but also persuade skeptical payers that products are worth their cost.
The National Institutes of Health has kicked off its Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative with an initial $32 million in funding. Harvard, Stanford and other universities received some of the cash to set up Centers of Excellence for Big Data Computing, each of which will tackle a different aspect of turning numbers into biomedical understanding.
Blackberry is launching an ambitious project to integrate thousands of medical devices in India in order to detect illnesses earlier.
Big Data nonprofit Bayes Impact has teamed up with 5 U.S. universities to give students a chance to use their analytics capabilities to address social problems, VentureBeat reports.