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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

Another Resignation

According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug.

Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective

Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19.

Can't Be Used

The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.