Health Discovery Acquires Patents for SVMs in Medicine
Health Discovery Corporation said last week that it has acquired the rights to a portfolio of 71 patents and pending patent applications on support vector machines and other machine-learning tools with applications in diagnostics and drug discovery
Teranode Secures $2.6M Series A Round
Teranode said last week that it as closed a $2.6M Series A round of financing led by Ignition Partners. Teranode’s existing investors — the Washington Research Foundation and Prima Electronics — also participated in the funding round.
The Seattle-based firm markets the VLX Design Suite, a biological modeling and experimental design platform. The company’s customers include Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and St. Jude’s Hospital.
Teranode said that its previous funding includes a $1.8 million NIH grant, “undiluted funds” from the NSF and Intel Research, seed funding from the Washington Research foundation, and private investors.
The cash will help expand its development and support teams and invest in marketing and partnerships.
Sun Seeks Papers for Comp Bio Conference
Sun Microsystems has issued a call for papers for a conference it is organizing at its computational biology Center of Excellence in Research Triangle Park, NC, Oct. 28-29.
The conference, “Bridging Knowledge Gaps in Computational Biology,” will address several “bridges” necessary for advancing computational biology, according to the organizers, including data technologies for handling distributed data, ontologies and pathway representations, and commercial applications for computational biology research.
The call for papers expires Sept. 10. Abstracts can be sent to [email protected].