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Seqster Platform Version 7.1 on Microsoft Azure

Seqster has released version 7.1 of its core technology platform on the Microsoft Azure cloud. Seqster is a comprehensive platform for accessing secure, longitudinal real-world data such as electronic health records, individual genomic profiles, and fitness wearables data in real time for healthcare enterprises. The health data management company is using Azure Key Vault, storage containers, and Azure Kubernetes Service "serverless" technology for security and scalability on the Microsoft cloud service. Features in this deployment include single-sign-on authentication, 21 CFR Part 11 compliance for clinical trial data management, and white-label branding, the company said. 

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.