Thomson Reuters Corporation : Thomson Reuters to Host tranSMART Community Meeting During BIO-IT World Conference

  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 
implementation services.

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:

tranSMART Foundation
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
tranSMART Foundation.

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Since 2009, the Pistoia Alliance ( 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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