Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

QL2 Joins Microsoft’s BioIT Alliance

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Data extraction and integration company QL2 Software said it has joined BioIT Alliance, a Microsoft-born multi-industry research organization.
With solutions focused on business intelligence, enterprise search and text analysis, QL2 joins a crew of big-name players, including Applied Biosystems, Affymetrix, Hewlett-Packard, and the Scripps Research Institute, which are among the group’s founding members.
The BioIT Alliance’s goal is to develop and improve biomedical information technologies on the Microsoft platform.
QL2 said it will collaborate with other members to share information such as case studies and whitepapers, contribute expertise in data integration and help other software partners provide biomarker discovery solutions.
QL2 also said that the BioIT Alliance has developed a “second proof of concept,” which the company says will “accelerate the discovery and validation of biomarkers.”

Filed under

The Scan

Booster Push

New data shows a decline in SARS-CoV-2 vaccine efficacy over time, which the New York Times says Pfizer is using to argue its case for a booster, even as the lower efficacy remains high.

With Help from Mr. Fluffington, PurrhD

Cats could make good study animals for genetic research, the University of Missouri's Leslie Lyons tells the Atlantic.

Man Charged With Threatening to Harm Fauci, Collins

The Hill reports that Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr., was charged with making threats against federal officials.

Nature Papers Present Approach to Find Natural Products, Method to ID Cancer Driver Mutations, More

In Nature this week: combination of cryogenic electron microscopy with genome mining helps uncover natural products, driver mutations in cancer, and more.