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BioFortis and Catholic Health Initiatives' Center for Translational Research Announce Biorepository Information Technology Strategic Partnership to Drive Progress in Personalized Medicine
Date:8/24/2010

COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Catholic Health Initiatives' (CHI) Institute for Research and Innovation's Center for Translational Research and BioFortis, Inc. have announced a joint strategic partnership to focus on CHI's vision in personalized healthcare initiatives for community hospitals across their system.

CHI's Center for Translational Research (CTR) is a clinical R&D and molecular diagnostics laboratory that supports the progressive advancement, commercialization, and integration of personalized medicine in CHI's community-based healthcare system. After an in-depth evaluation of existing software solutions on the market, CTR executives concluded that BioFortis' Labmatrix™ would best meet the innovative informatics needs in the areas of workflow-driven protocols, specimen biobanking, next generation diagnostics, biomarker discovery, and translational research.

With a network of more than 70 hospitals across the United States, CHI is the nation's third largest faith-based, non-profit hospital system. Leveraging this network, the CTR employs a high-quality biospecimen repository, CLIA-licensed laboratory services, and translational medicine research analysis in order to further personalized medicine. As one of the first major R&D labs serving a large community hospital network, the CTR is committed to giving healthcare professionals the latest perspectives on translational sciences for patients, who in turn shall benefit from both quality healthcare and personalized treatment plans. This combination serves as a role model for improved patient outcomes everywhere.

With the Labmatrix deployment in place, authorized physicians and scientists can easily explore and ask complex questions about collected data in a unified collaborative environment. This approach is expected to result in faster formulation and better utilization of healthcare intelligence stemming from complementary clinical and specimen-derived molecul
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