Thomson Reuters Corporation : Thomson Reuters to Host tranSMART Community
Meeting During BIO-IT World Conference
Thomson Reuters to Host tranSMART Community Meeting During BIO-IT World
Meeting will bring together key stakeholders to discuss promise of
translational research and help speed discoveries from laboratory to clinic
PHILADELPHIA, PA - April 4, 2013 - The IP & Science business of Thomson
Reuters, the world's leading provider of intelligent information for
businesses and professionals, today announced it will host-in collaboration
with the Pistoia Alliance and the tranSMART Foundation-a tranSMART Community
meeting April 10, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Thomson Reuters office at 22
Thomson Place, Boston.
This meeting will bring together key stakeholders from universities,
non-profit research organizations, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies,
and vendors to discuss the future of translational research and to help speed
promising discoveries from the laboratory to the clinic. It will also provide
attendees with an overview of the tranSMART open-source, community-driven
Presentations include an overview of the tranSMART Foundation (community
home); a roadmap outlining tranSMART as the preferred data sharing and
analytics platform for translational biomedical research; major initiatives
and active projects including eTRIKS and TraIT; and the development of a
partner network offering content and data curation, platform provisioning and
This meeting is open to all interested parties but space is limited.
Reservations for a space can be made online. Attendees will be welcomed on a
first come, first served basis.
"The tranSMART community meeting in Boston is a great opportunity for
interested parties to come together to learn the latest about our activity to
date, " said Dr. Brian Athey, co-chief executive officer of the tranSMART
Foundation and chair of the Department of Computational Medicine and
Bioinformatics at the University of Michigan Medical. "We continue to make
steady progress in our efforts and are encouraged by the opportunity to
highlight recent developments and future plans for tranSMART and to continue
to grow our open source community. Many thanks to Thomson Reuters for
supporting our international efforts."
Dr. Michael Braxenthaler, co-chief executive officer of the tranSMART
Foundation and Chairman of the Pistoia Alliance, added, "We are very happy to
have Thomson Reuters involved in tranSMART and are looking forward to hosting
the meeting with them and generating more interest in the community."
"Our staff has been involved in providing implementation, development and deep
curation expertise for relevant biological data for tranSMART since the
inception of its platform," said Joe Donahue, senior vice president at Thomson
Reuters. "We are pleased to continue to support tranSMART, together with the
tranSMART Foundation and the Pistoia Alliance, and the organizations that wish
to implement it."
For more information about the tranSMART professional solutions available from
Thomson Reuters, please visit:
The tranSMART FOUNDATION is a global non-profit organization devoted to
realizing the promise of translational biomedical research through development
of the tranSMART knowledge management platform. The mission of the tranSMART
Foundation is to enable effective sharing, integration, standardization and
analysis of heterogeneous data from collaborative translational research by
mobilizing the tranSMART open-source and open-data community. The Pistoia
Alliance and the University of Michigan are Co-founding members of the
For more information, go to www.transmartfoundation.org/.
Since 2009, the Pistoia Alliance (www.pistoiaalliance.org) has worked to lower
barriers to innovation by improving the interoperability of R&D business
processes. Alliance members include over 70 life science companies, vendors,
and content providers.
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