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Saama, Indx.AI COVID-19 Command Center

Clinical analytics firm Saama Technologies and multiomics data integrator Indx.AI have launched COVID-19 Command Center, a cloud-based platform to help life sciences companies accelerate R&D on potential therapies and vaccines for COVID-19. The product is meant to allow trial sponsors working on in-house clinical development to manage studies with the same technology offered by the recently established EndPandemic National Data Consortium, which Saama launched and of which Indx.AI is a founding member.

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.