Navigation Links
Berg Biosystems and GNS Healthcare Announce Joint Venture - MAP Biosystems
Date:3/2/2011

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Berg Biosystems, LLC (Berg) and GNS Healthcare, Inc. (GNS), a subsidiary of Via Science, today announced that they have entered into a joint venture named MAP Biosystems, LLC (MAP) to combine their unique capabilities to accelerate advancements in critical biomedical research.  MAP will utilize a combination of Berg's novel Interrogative Biology drug discovery platform, and GNS's patented supercomputer-driven REFS™ modeling and simulation platform, to unlock the key molecular drivers of complex diseases and drug efficacy and safety.  The joint venture will focus on the repositioning of existing drugs for use in new indications with collaborators. Financial terms of the joint venture were not disclosed.

Dr. Niven R. Narain, President & CTO of Berg, said, "MAP represents to biological investigation a new paradigm of physiological understanding based upon a robust network intelligence of disease.  The unique combination of unbiased systems biology and artificial-intelligence based systems engineering creates a true data driven approach to therapeutic and diagnostic development."

Narain will be speaking on applications of the Berg discovery platform and the GNS Healthcare platform in La Jolla, CA on March 2nd at the AACR-NCI sponsored conference on Systems Biology: Confronting the Complexity of Cancer. The title of the talk is "Inferring causality to unravel the network intelligence of cancer by employing a novel systems biology drug discovery platform."

The combined platforms will allow for insight into biology drawing from "omic-based", pre-clinical, and clinical data feeds employing computational biology methods to create a differential understanding of disease and health.  The collaboration signifies a novel innovative step in medicine that seeks to understand causality and use it as a template for a new generation of drug development.

"MAP has in its arsenal two unparalleled yet complementary technologies – one to generate uniquely deep and broad biological readouts of disease biology and another to readily turn those readouts into knowledge," said Colin C. Hill, CEO and co-founder of GNS Healthcare.  "We are looking forward to unraveling hidden mechanisms of efficacy and toxicity of drugs to rapidly address unmet medical needs using these technologies."

About Berg Biosystems, LLC

Berg Biosystems is a Boston, Massachusetts based company that employs a novel approach to systems biology and utilizes systems engineering and bioinformatic modules to cross-validate biological output. The Berg Interrogative Biology™ Drug Discovery Platform allows for rapid and precise identification of therapeutic and biomarker candidates for drug discovery and development. The company uses network biology templates to mine disease pathophysiology.

About REFS™

REFS™ is comprised of integrated machine learning algorithms and software that extract "causal" relationships from complex, multi-dimensional data and enable the simulation of billions of "what if?" hypotheses to explore novel unseen conditions and predictions forward in time. This model-centric discovery and simulation approach represents a paradigm shift in data analysis, leapfrogging existing approaches such as high-dimensional pattern matching.  REFS™ is licensed to GNS Healthcare from Via Science.

About GNS Healthcare, Inc.

GNS Healthcare, a subsidiary of Via Science, is a healthcare IT company that applies machine learning and simulation technology to optimize patient treatment in partnership with health insurance companies, pharmacy benefit managers, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. GNS Healthcare is the information guru between drug makers and drug buyers matching drugs to patients to deliver on the promise of "smart" medicine.

For more information, contact Thomas A. Neyarapally, 617-494-0492.


'/>"/>
SOURCE GNS Healthcare, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Incept BioSystems Initiates First Human Clinical Trial of its SMART Embryo Culture System for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
2. NEXUS Biosystems Acquires Tecan Groups REMP Sample Management Business
3. NEXUS Biosystems Completes Acquisition of REMP Sample Management Business From Tecan Group
4. Biosystems International Merges With Microbiochips
5. Incept BioSystems Completes First Human Clinical Trial of the SMART Start™ Embryo Culture System and Submits 510(k) Application to the FDA
6. Harvard Medical School-Partners HealthCare Center for Genetics and Genomics Successfully Completes Evaluation of AutoGenomics 2C9-VKORC1 Panel to Assess Warfarin Sensitivity
7. Harvard Medical School-Partners HealthCare Center for Genetics and Genomics Successfully Completes Evaluation of AutoGenomics 2C9-VKORC1 Panel to Assess Warfarin Sensitivity
8. ViroPharma to Present at Three Upcoming Healthcare Conferences
9. AIDS Healthcare Foundation Names Homayoon Khanlou, M.D. as its Chief of Medicine, U.S.
10. CEL-SCI CEO to Present Tomorrow at the Biotech / Pharma / Healthcare On-Line Forum
11. Tablet PC Technology Helps Doctors and Patients Focus on Chemotherapy Side Effects, According to Thomson Healthcare Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/7/2017)... , Sept. 7, 2017  For nearly two decades, New Life ... the Assisted Reproduction Insurance industry. Today, New Life Agency announces a powerful ... ... (PRNewsfoto/PharmaCareCard) ... http://pharmacarecard.com/ ...
(Date:9/6/2017)... 2017  Robert G. Szewc, M.D., is recognized by ... recognition of his contributions to the Medical field.      ... at the practice of Kidney and Hypertension Specialists, which ... hypertension solutions. He has worked in this position since ... as well as expertise in kidneys, hypertension, chronic disease ...
(Date:9/5/2017)... Sept. 5, 2017 Sapheneia and Scannerside received ... Scannerside DoseCheck is a third-party Vendor neutral CT product ... and allows compliance with current MITA standards. ... 29 DoseCheck solution is specifically designed to provide CT ... potential radiation doses over a predefined threshold. Scannerside Dose ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:9/24/2017)... ... September 24, 2017 , ... Millions of families and businesses worldwide depend ... can provide clean, safe, potable water. However, well water can also become contaminated with ... disease and illness. , The EPA does not regulate private drinking water wells. ...
(Date:9/23/2017)... ... September 23, 2017 , ... A September 5 article ... Kushner, director of Chicago’s Center for Lifestyle Medicine at Northwestern Medicine. While explaining ... notes that the center routinely recommends weight loss surgeries for patients who meet ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... , ... September 22, 2017 , ... ... possible, and they often saves lives. However, if one isn’t accessible in certain ... the availability of defibrillation, I came up with this idea," said an inventor ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... ... September 22, 2017 , ... ... Safe Is Smart Scholarship Sweepstakes.,  , Molli C., a graduate student from Sonora, ... Educational Leadership and Administration at St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida, was selected ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... ... September 22, 2017 , ... ... rooms is celebrating the one year anniversary of its Houston-Fallbrook facility. , ... Dr. Otinwa, Facility Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room Houston-Fallbrook. “It has ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):