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Boehringer Ingelheim Renews and Expands License to NextBio Research Platform

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NextBio, whose Big Data technology enables users to apply genomic data from disparate sources in novel and useful ways across life sciences research, today announced that Boehringer Ingelheim has signed a multi-year renewal agreement to the NextBio Research Platform. The new agreement also expands the user base for NextBio across Boehringer Ingelheim's global research organization.


"Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the world's 20 leading pharmaceutical companies and has been a user of NextBio Research for the past year," said Saeid Akhtari, NextBio President and Chief Executive Officer. "This expanded license and broadened access to the NextBio Research platform is a strong endorsement of our technology's value for enabling life scientists to quickly examine and understand their data in the context of published research worldwide.

"NextBio Research provides a comprehensive platform for exploratory, preclinical and early translational research in drug discovery and biotechnology research," Mr. Akhtari added. "Integrating proprietary analysis results with extensive curated content, NextBio enhances researchers' ability to design experiments, test hypotheses and validate results, leading to better target analysis, understanding of disease mechanisms, and analysis of results across species."

About Boehringer Ingelheim

The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world's 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, it operates globally with 140 affiliates and more than 46,000 employees. Since it was founded in 1885, the family-owned company has been committed to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing novel medications of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine.

Social responsibility is a central element of Boehringer Ingelheim's culture. Involvement in social projects, caring for employees and their families, and providing equal opportunities for all employees form the foundation of the global operations. Mutual cooperation and respect, as well as environmental protection and sustainability are intrinsic factors in all of Boehringer Ingelheim's endeavours.

In 2012, Boehringer Ingelheim achieved net sales of about 14.7 billion euro. R&D expenditure in the business area Prescription Medicines corresponds to 22.5% of its net sales.

About NextBio

NextBio provides a state of the art scientific platform to aggregate and interpret large quantities of molecular and other life sciences data for research and clinical applications. NextBio's platform integrates data from multiple repositories and diverse technologies by means of a unique correlation engine, which pre-computes billions of significant connections between disparate public and proprietary clinical and experimental data. This feature enables interpretation of an individual's molecular data. It also provides translational researchers the ability to look across the clinical and molecular data of entire populations for clinical trial stratification and selection, hypotheses generation, and biomarker discovery. NextBio Clinical, which recently passed an independent HIPAA audit, is designed for seamless integration with existing clinical and research systems. Backed by highly scalable, Big Data technology, it is capable of analyzing petabytes of data. NextBio's platform is delivered as a SaaS (Software as a Service) solution resulting in quick deployment and rapid return on investment.

Today, NextBio is used by researchers and clinicians in over 50 top commercial and academic institutions including the National Institute of Health, The University of Southern California, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, Sanofi, Pfizer, Novartis, Celgene, Eli Lilly, Genzyme, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Regeneron, GlaxosmithKline, Harvard Medical School, Scripps Research Institute, Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley, Takeda and many others. To learn more about NextBio, please visit our website at

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