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NIH funds additional medical centers for precision medicine research program

Monday, October 17, 2016

The NIH has announced awards to add four regional medical center groups to the national network of healthcare provider organizations (HPOs) that will implement the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program. Combined, the new HPOs will receive initial funds of $5.5 million to begin recruitment and build infrastructure. As efforts advance, the centers may receive first-year funds up to a total of $16 million. The four HPOs join awardees announced earlier this year, to enroll interested individuals, gather participants’ health information and biospecimens and provide input on developing plans for the program.

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Transparency Life Sciences assesses feasibility of decentralized patient data collection

Friday, August 7, 2015

Transparency Life Sciences, a clinical-stage drug development company based on open innovation, has enrolled its first patient in a new ulcerative colitis trial designed to assess the feasibility of replacing most conventional patient site visits with data collected using a combination of decentralized methods, including digital measurements, telemonitoring, remote video visits with clinical trial staff and blood collections by visiting nurses. In addition, the study is the first to allow key clinical endpoint assessments to be made by the subjects’ own gastroenterologists, rather than via designated sub-investigators affiliated with the trial.

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Center for Connected Health, Daiichi Sankyo ink mobile app agreement

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners HealthCare, a Boston-based healthcare delivery system founded by Harvard Medical School affiliated teaching institutions Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, has announced a co-development agreement with Japanese pharmaceutical Daiichi Sankyo to create a mobile app to serve as a coaching platform for patients with atrial fibrillation who have been prescribed oral anticoagulation therapy.

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Bina Technologies expands scientific advisory board and commercial team

Friday, January 31, 2014

Bina Technologies, the genomic big data science company accelerating personalized medicine, has expanded its advisory board and commercial team. This announcement marks the latest in the company’s initiatives to significantly improve genomics data analysis workflows used in clinical research. Bina has expanded its scientific advisory board (SAB), adding four luminaries with experience in clinical genomics research. The company also has brought on two commercial team leaders, tapping into their combined 40+ years of experience driving revolutionary technologies into the genomics market.

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