Integrated healthcare systems are corralling their resources and capabilities in applying for a shot to enroll volunteers to the national project.
The company said it will participate in a feasibility study for the development of personalized medicine decision support systems.
The company will provide informatics support for the consortium, which aims to develop personalized medicine applications that combine genomic and clinical data.
Era7 is leading an effort to develop a platform for analyzing patient microbiomes that could be integrated with hospitals' EHRs.
The company received the funding from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness' Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology.
New bioinformatics businesses bloomed over the past year in spite of a challenging market and encroachment from instrument vendors and other larger entities.
The new challenge focuses on computational methods for identifying blood gene expression signatures that can be used as markers of smoking exposure.
Sage is handling the initial data processing and cleaning for the consortium, while MSKCC is providing infrastructure for hosting the data.
The pharma company began funding the consortium in 2012 and will be involved with it for at least another five years.
The consortium will analyze data from patients and mouse models in the first year as part of efforts to find ways of detecting tumors earlier.
The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.
Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.
Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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