University of Chicago

Quant HC founder recognized as top woman in MedTech

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Dr. Dana Edelson, the founder and CEO of Quant HC, which develops algorithms for real-time risk stratification of hospitalized patients, was recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the 110 Women in MedTech to Know for 2017. Dr. Edelson’s company recently launched its flagship analytic, eCART, which enables clinicians to precisely detect inpatients at risk of sepsis, cardiac arrest, and other forms of acute clinical deterioration. eCART currently monitors hundreds of thousands of patients a year, alerting clinicians to those in need of additional resources, and has been shown to decrease cardiac arrests and hospital length of stay.

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Parexel brings a new patient sensor platform to market

Monday, April 10, 2017

Parexel International, a global biopharmaceutical service provider based in Boston, recently launched Perceptive My Trials Analytics Platform, a tool designed to securely collect and store data from patients wearing medical devices and participating in clinical trials. The system has the capacity to collect data from six wearable devices or sensors measuring lung capacity, pulse, blood glucose levels, body weight and activity levels—essential information for many trials.

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Genomic Data Commons launches for data and clinical information sharing

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Genomic Data Commons (GDC), a unified data system that promotes sharing of genomic and clinical data between researchers, has launched. An initiative of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the GDC will be a core component of the National Cancer Moonshot and the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), and benefits from $70 million allocated to NCI to lead efforts in cancer genomics as part of PMI for Oncology.

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Scientists looking across human, fly and worm genomes find shared biology

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Researchers analyzing human, fly, and worm genomes have found that these species have a number of key genomic processes in common, reflecting their shared ancestry.  The findings, appearing in the journal Nature, offer insights into embryonic development, gene regulation and other biological processes vital to understanding human biology and disease. 

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