Technology Solutions

Huawei, WuXi AppTec partner on China Precision Medicine Cloud Platform

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Huawei, a global information and communications technology provider, and WuXi AppTec, a global open-access R&D platform, have announced the signing of a strategic framework agreement to support the China Precision Medicine Initiative (China PMI) through the creation of a state-of the-art precision medicine cloud platform. The agreement builds on Huawei’s capabilities and reach in cloud infrastructure, and the genomics and precision medicine expertise of WuXi NextCODE, the global genomic information and precision medicine subsidiary of WuXi AppTec.

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Smartphone app revolutionizes clinical trial consent and data sharing

Monday, March 14, 2016

Sage Bionetworks, a Seattle-based nonprofit, has released the first six months of data from a new iPhone app that captures the everyday experiences of more than 9,500 study participants. The app, called mPower (Mobile Parkinson’s Observatory for Worldwide, Evidence-based Research), manages and simplifies the research study, from patient recruitment through the enrollment and consent process. It also enables researchers to collect extensive data from patients with and without Parkinson’s disease. Data from the study can be used to assess the ability of mobile apps to improve the paradigm for clinical studies.

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Exco InTouch, Oracle Health Sciences partner on EDC/ePRO system

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Exco InTouch, a provider of digital patient engagement and data capture solutions for clinical research and healthcare providers, and Oracle Health Sciences have partnered to launch a standardized integration between two “best of breed” solutions to provide a robust, highly integrated electronic data capture (EDC) and electronic patient reported outcomes (ePRO) solution which provides the market with a resource that streamlines workflow processes in clinical research.   

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IBM, New York Genome Center partner on open cancer data repository

Monday, March 7, 2016

The New York Genome Center and IBM are collaborating to create a comprehensive and open repository of genetic data to accelerate cancer research and scale access to precision medicine using cognitive insights from IBM Watson. Analyzing this data alongside the medical community’s growing knowledge about cancer could help accelerate the ability of doctors to deliver personalized treatment to individual patients.

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Can trials be conducted 100% via mobile app? Results say yes

Monday, February 29, 2016

The BRIGHTEN clinical trial recently brought mental health into the 21st century using mobile technology to conduct a trial from patient recruitment to final assessment, including the delivery of the treatment interventions. The trial was led by Dr. Patricia Areán, a licensed clinical psychologist and professor of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington

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CHOP, Seven Bridges form Cavatica for pediatric cancer genomics data

Friday, February 26, 2016

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the lead operations center for the Childhood Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC), and Seven Bridges, a biomedical data analysis company, have announced the joint development of Cavatica, a new cloud-based environment for securely storing, sharing and analyzing large volumes of pediatric cancer patient genomics data. Cavatica will support CHOP’s commitment to the White House Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) through the newly launched Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine (D3b), located at CHOP. 

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