FactBio Joins Pistoia Alliance
News Jan 25, 2016
Dr James Malone, CEO of FactBio said: "The Pistoia Alliance has made excellent progress in supporting life sciences R&D and many of its projects are now having an impact globally. By joining the Pistoia Alliance, we hope to help in tackling some of the challenges faced by life sciences R&D."
FactBio was established in 2015 to develop novel bioinformatics software to improve life sciences research. In particular the company will focus on the development of Kusp (Knowledge Sharing Platform), a knowledge management system which will allow researchers to select a series of BioBuckets and use these to track entities of interest to them, and receive updates of new developments. The entities could include genes, pathways, proteins, or even people and publications as required. Kusp will also be fully integrated into social media, allowing researchers to share their discoveries with the global community.
Scientists want access to data collected by others for their research, but such access could also compromise personal privacy, even after removal of so-called personally identifiable data. Now, statisticians are developing synthetic networks that may increase the availability of some data while still protecting individual or institutional privacy.