Molecular Med Tri-Con 2016 in Review

Informatics Systems are Vital for Research

Were you at the International Molecular Medicine Tri-Con2016 or wishing you had been? The team from Core Informatics was there and is here to share what we learned.  This year, the Tri-Conference attracted over 3,300 diagnostics and drug discovery experts and leaders to San Francisco for an international gathering. Featured talks, short courses, and breakout sessions covered genomics, diagnostics, and information technology, while focusing on the booming big data and informatics components of the industry. Not to mention the exhibition hall packed with cutting edge technology designed to help you with everything from experimental design through data analysis.

We were on-hand at Tri-Con2016 to keep abreast of all the hot science right alongside you. We sat in the talks, viewed the posters, presented on the podium, and chatted over drinks and lunch with other vendors and informatics industry partners. We heard about the need genomics laboratories have for information systems to truly enable their work in gene finding, gene expression, and genotyping. These labs need informatics solutions that support data and workflows for biomarkers, systems biology, gene therapy, translational research, and more.

Trend Alert: Integration & RESTful API’s

The trend we heard about repeatedly at the Core Informatics booth was integration. We shared thoughts on this topic to an overflowing room of attendees during our “Strategies for Systems Interoperability Using Modern API’s” presentation. We know modern informatics platforms often need to be able to interchange data with legacy systems. Achieving this used to require costly custom connectors which can cause system upgrade headaches. With modern RESTful API’s and a standardized platform, you can avoid the need for customization – making your informatics system more efficient and easier to use.

We hope we got a chance to speak with you at Tri-Con. If you were there, you may be interested in our Next Generation Sequencing white paper. Or, if you’re still on the conference circuit (like we are), then come see us at Bio-IT in booth #437.