CODE to CURE

CODE to CURE

Watson's Next Challenge: Smarter Cancer Treatments
Bina Rebrands Offerings, Adds Bina Desktop to Lineup
Industry Voices: Inside Genomics--Q&A with Bina CEO Narges Bani Asadi and Dr. Ralph Snyderman
Inside Genomics--Q&A with Bina CEO Narges Bani Asadi and Sam Volchenboum
Bina October Webinar

Computational biology--the application of coding, mathematical models, and large-scale data processing to biology--hasn't turned into a huge buzz term the way that “big data” and the “Internet of things” have. But it will, very soon. The unheralded effort by hospitals, universities, pharmaceutical companies, governments, NGOs, and tech firms to marry biology to heavy-duty server power will change the way medicine works. In one of the most intriguing use cases to come out lately, two famous institutions are using big data to tackle a particularly difficult variety of brain cancer.

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Bina Technologies announced the details of their new desktop offering this morning, along with a rebranding of their products.

Last month, Bina’s CEO, Narges Bani Asadi, mentioned a “Bina Lite” product to Bio-IT World. The same genomic analysis as the Bina Box provided would now be available on the desktop. Today the slimmed down version is officially available as Bina Desktop and Bina’s flagship product, Bina Box, will be rebranded Bina Enterprise. All of the Bina appliances as a family will now be called Bina Boxes.

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With the annual Personalized Medicine World Conference (PMWC) right around the corner, it's a good time to reflect on where we stand in terms of reaching personalized medicine. How close are we, actually? What barriers do we have to overcome so that patients can receive the benefits of tailored therapy at their bedside? How much optimism should we have about the current state of personalized medicine?

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One of the elements lacking in the personalized medicine discussion today is the perspective of clinicians and informaticists working in the field. To remedy the gap, I've asked a series of leaders in the industry to offer up their views.

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Introducing the Bina Genomic Analysis Platform
Bina Technologies, Inc. is a leader in ultra-fast genomic data analysis with the ability to process a 40X whole human genome in less than 4 hours. Our Genomic Analysis Platform is not only fast but very accurate. Using our innovative platform we have been able to accelerate the popular BWA aligner combined with the Broad Institute’s Genome Analysis Toolkit. In this webinar, Amirhossein Kiani and Hugo Lam will discuss how we're able to achieve ultra-fast, scalable, and highly accurate genomic data analysis.
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