Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Technology
Networks
Scientific Communities
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

IO Informatics Sentient Suite Expands into Precision Medicine

Published: Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Bookmark and Share
Bill Hayden to spearhead business development effort.

IO Informatics announced today IO Healthcare, an extension of the company's award winning life sciences platform, Sentient, into precision medicine applications including biomarker discovery, clinical trial optimization and decision support. By adding clinical, genomic, metabolic and proteomic information to the platform's existing repository of public resources, IO Healthcare enables the earlier application of clinical information to enhance research and development.

"Since 2003, IO has been addressing research informatics needs at pharmaceutical and biotech companies with our semantic technology platform," said Robert Stanley, IO Informatics President and Chief Executive Officer. "Now, with IO Healthcare, we directly address the challenges of taking molecular data into clinical applications to realize the promise of precision medicine.” Stanley added, "With the growing availability and decreasing cost to integrate and query data from genomics and other molecular biology and clinical applications, IO Healthcare is a natural extension for both our Sentient platform and our customers, who have been using IO in their research for many years."

The Company’s semantic framework makes it possible to apply patterns including content from patient records and phenotypic information such as gene, protein and metabolic variables relevant across all stages of research, from early stage experimentation to precision medicine.

Stanley went on to say, “We are also very happy to have Bill Hayden join us to spearhead our Healthcare effort. Bill was previously with IO from 2007-2009, where he was instrumental in creating collaborations between IO and worldwide centers of excellence.”

"I am happy to work with IO at a very exciting time for both the company and the healthcare industry. It is a time where promise becomes practice. We have heard a lot over the years of the hope of true precision medicine. With advances in science and technology, that dream is now becoming a reality. IO sits on the crest of what I believe will be a new way and approach of delivering focused treatments and cures for a variety of diseases,” said Hayden.
 
Hayden went on to say, “IO recently announced details of its partnership with the PROOF Centre of Excellence (Vancouver, BC) where they have successfully married the identification of relevant biomarkers and related data from PROOF Centre with Sentient to produce valuable Applied Semantic Knowledgebases (ASK) that will be used in the clinic to help identify and segment patients affected by major organ failure. Dr. Bruce McManus, Director of the PROOF Centre stated, “This collaborative project represents a major step forward to realizing the promise of biomarker-based screening for precision medicine and better healthcare at lower cost.” The resulting application from the IO - PROOF Centre collaboration is scheduled to be launched in the clinic in 2013.”

In addition, pharmaceutical & biotech companies can use the IO Healthcare platform to accelerate drug discovery by applying human biology earlier in the discovery process, to discover and develop predictive biomarkers, and to optimize clinical trial design and patient selection to reduce development timelines and increase the chance of successful approval for new therapies.


Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,500+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More Than 3,700+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.


Scientific News
Liquid Biopsies: Utilization of Circulating Biomarkers for Minimally Invasive Diagnostics Development
Market Trends in Biofluid-based Liquid Biopsies: Deploying Circulating Biomarkers in the Clinic. Enal Razvi, Ph.D., Managing Director, Select Biosciences, Inc.
Lab-on-a-Chip Offers Promise for TB and Asthma Patients
A device to mix liquids using ultrasonics is the first and most difficult component in a miniaturized system for low-cost analysis of sputum from patients with pulmonary diseases such as tuberculosis and asthma.
Intracellular Microlasers Could Allow Precise Labeling of up to a Trillion Individual Cells
MGH investigators have induced structures incorporated within individual cells to produce laser light at wavelengths that differ based on the size, shape and composition of each microlaser, allowing precise labeling of individual cells.
Real-Time Imaging of Lung Lesions During Surgery
Targeted molecular agents cause lung adenocarcinomas to fluoresce during surgery, according to pilot report.
Watching a Tumour Grow in Real-Time
Researchers from the University of Freiburg have gained new insight into the phases of breast cancer growth.
Protein Related to Long Term Traumatic Brain Injury Complications Discovered
NIH-study shows protein found at higher levels in military members who have suffered multiple TBIs.
Childhood Cancer Cells Drain Immune System’s Batteries
Cancer cells in neuroblastoma contain a molecule that breaks down a key energy source for the body’s immune cells, leaving them too physically drained to fight the disease.
Urine Proteins Point to Early-Stage Pancreatic Cancer
A combination of three proteins found at high levels in urine can accurately detect early-stage pancreatic cancer, researchers at the BCI have shown.
Researcher Discovers Trigger of Deadly Melanoma
New research sheds light on the precise trigger that causes melanoma cancer cells to transform from non-invasive cells to invasive killer agents, pinpointing the precise place in the process where "traveling" cancer turns lethal.
New Vaccine For Chlamydia to Use Synthetic Biology
Prokarium Ltd, a biotechnology company developing transformational oral vaccines, have announced new funding from SynbiCITE, the UK’s Innovation and Knowledge Centre for Synthetic Biology.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,500+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,700+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FREE!