Ensuring that data is reliable, reproducible, and therefore valuable means companies in both regulated and non-regulated spaces must keep data integrity at the heart of their informatics operations. We talked to John Zenk, Validation Services Manager at laboratory informatics consultancy CSols, Inc, to find out what the biggest concerns in data integrity are and how companies can take steps to overcome these challenges.Read More
Many biological processes, specifically the immune system, operate at a cellular level. CytoReason have harnessed this knowledge to build computational, high-resolution, mechanistic models for a range of diseases that enables better discovery and validation of drug targets.Read More
We recently spoke to Alif Saleh, CEO of Scipher Medicine to learn how RNA data from a patient’s blood sample can be used to determine the underlying molecular processes driving a disease, and establish how well a patient will respond to a particular therapy.Read More
Cities often don't work very well. Bins don't get collected. Traffic queues are long. Shops run out of goods. The Russian team behind Airalab think that AI can help streamline cities and the economy more widely. Their Robonomics platform aims to make it easier to bring automated, intelligent technology into the economy. With Smart City projects already on the go, from Dubai to Milton Keynes, we spoke to Airalab's Aleksandr Kapitonov to find out more.
OmniTier Inc.’s new bioinformatics platform, CompStorTM Novos, takes a de novo assembly-based variant calling approach to the challenge of whole genome sequencing. We caught up with Jon Coker, Omnitier’s CTO, to discuss how this approach matches up to rival techniques, and how high-performance computing approaches like Omnitier’s hope to bring personalized medicine a step closer and boost biology in coming years.Read More
In areas such as food analysis, where detection of contaminants may be imperative to prevent dangers to consumers, speed and reliability is key. We spoke to Tim Jenkins from Waters Corporation, about their coupling of DART to the QDa mass detector with a software solution aimed to enhance compound identification.Read More
High content screeening (HCS) has become a staple tool for scientists trying to find out how molecules alter our cells' biological systems. The huge volume of data that HCS produces is both its strength and weakness. As assays become more complex, companies like Genedata are turning to AI-based approaches to help streamline HCS analysis. I spoke to Genedata's Head of Science, Dr. Stephan Steigele, to find out more.Read More
A recent assessment of the success of the drug development process put the percentage of phase I programs that make it to approval at 13.8%. That figure points to a crisis of attrition within the industry. Netramark, a Toronto-based start-up claim they have a machine learning-powered solution to that crisisRead More
Loud background noise doesn’t just annoy people by getting in the way of good conversation – it also affects voice activated devices. AudioTelligence, a start-up based out of Cambridge, say they have developed the world’s first digital solution to this ‘cocktail party problem’.
Whilst all life sciences have benefited immensely from digitization and automation in the last ten years, tools designed specifically for biologists have been somewhat scarce. London-based Synthace are aiming to change that. In this blog, we ask Synthace co-founder Chris Grant how his company's platform Antha was developed and why it has earned Synthace a “Cool Vendor of the Year” award from Gartner.Read More