Bio-IT 2016 – A Closer Look: Informatics Solutions for Biopharmaceutical R&D

Collaborative Cloud Technologies Driving Drug Discovery and Development

There may be debate nationally over the presidential race, but at the fifteenth Annual Bio-IT World Conference & Expo last week there was no debate that the buzz in the air was around informatics software for precision medicine, genomics, bioinformatics, and the need for contemporary, collaborative cloud computing solutions to effectively capture, manage and analyze scientific data to speed biopharmaceutical R&D. The event showcased a host of IT and informatics applications and enabling technologies that drive biomedical research, drug discovery and development, and clinical and healthcare initiatives.

Core Informatics was at the event, actively participating in the discussions along with over 3,000 life sciences, pharmaceutical, clinical, healthcare, and IT professionals from more than 30 countries. We were also honored to again be selected as a Bio-IT Best of Show finalist for our Platform for Science Marketplace, after winning Best of Show for Core Collaboration in 2015.

Managing and Harmonizing Data Across Multiple Informatics Systems with Modern APIs

Spanning three days, the 2016 meeting included 13 parallel conference tracks and 16 pre-conference workshops. Compelling talks included the well attended presentation by John Stalker, Strategies for Interoperability Using Modern APIs. John’s talk highlighted the critical need R&D organizations are challenged with, to analyze and manage data across multiple disparate informatics systems. Historically, this interoperability has required coding complex, one-off integrations. However, modern, well-architected OData compliant APIs can now leverage a standardized platform to broker data exchange, mitigating the need for custom-built code, and helping organizations achieve their interoperability goals – accelerating development while saving time and money.

Scientific Software Data Management Across the R&D Value Chain

We enjoyed meeting with many of you last week, and look forward to continuing our conversations over the coming weeks. If you did not get a chance to connect with us at the show, you can request a meetingor ask for a copy of our latest technical brief showcasing customer case studies that span multiple scientific disciplines and techniques across the R&D value chain. Or, if you’re still on the conference circuit (as we are), come see us next at Paperless Lab Academy in Barcelona, Spain on April 19-20.