Panel of expert judges recognizes Genospace for Clinical™ as a leader in the field of web-based offerings for genomic medicine
CAMBRIDGE, MA — May 8, 2014 — Genospace (www.Genospace.com) today announced that the company was named a Best of Show grand prize winner at the 2014 Bio-IT World Conference and Expo. Genospace for Clinical™ was recognized in the Web-Based Services and Software category for its comprehensive suite of offerings supporting genomic medicine.
John Quackenbush, Ph.D., CEO of Genospace, said, “The Genospace for Clinical suite of offerings allows users to integrate a variety of genomic and clinical data, tie in reference content sources such as the extensive knowledgebase available through Thomson Reuters, and deliver concise, relevant and actionable reports to oncologists. We are pleased to be honored for our market-leading solution in precision genomic medicine.”
The initial launch of Genospace for Clinical was through a collaboration with PathGroup and the IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters. PathGroup, one of the largest private providers of pathology services in the United States, required a solution to integrate its industry-leading anatomic, clinical and molecular pathology services with information on drugs, genetic variants, clinical trials and therapeutic implications. Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, provided its hand curated content through its open architecture Cortellis platform, as the cornerstone for reference data to support interpretation of patient information. Genospace for Clinical provided a powerful, flexible platform that allowed PathGroup to use data from their clinical and molecular assays together with information from Thomson Reuters and other sources to produce clear, concise reports that assist physicians in making better informed treatment decisions for their patients.
“Given the volume and inherent value of the tumor mutational data coming out of our SmartGenomics™ offering, PathGroup recognized we would need an appropriate information integration solution to facilitate the effective use ofthis data and the creation of informative and easy to interpret patient reports,” stated Ben Davis, MD, Chairman, President and CEO of PathGroup. “Genospace for Clinical has provided us with the enabling technology to power our SmartGenomics™ offering and have an impact on patient care.”
Joseph Donahue, Senior Vice President, Thomson Reuters Life Sciences, added, “The Best of Show award from Bio-IT World is recognition that Genospace has achieved what many organizations are still talking about doing, delivering actionable precision medicine reports to clinicians. We are honored to have the opportunity to work with both Genospace and PathGroup and support both of these industry-leading organizations as they deliver solutions that improve patient care and outcomes.”
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At Genospace, we are Digital Architects of Genomic Medicine™. Genospace is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company that has developed robust software systems for securely storing vast amounts of genomic and health data, and providing it in formats specific to its diverse user communities. Genospace for Clinical facilitates clinically actionable interpretation and report generation for precision medicine. Genospace for Research™ provides dynamic analysis, visualization and collaboration tools. Genospace for Patient Communities™ enables patient-centric exploration and advancement of personalized medicine. Please visit www.genospace.com for more information.
Founded in 1965, PathGroup has evolved into a premier provider of anatomic, clinical and molecular pathology services. Privately held and physician centric, PathGroup works seamlessly with customers to provide superior diagnostic services – a vital link in the cycle of patient relationships. PathGroup uses the latest in proprietary and industry standard technology to deliver fast, accurate results. The company provides clients with the highest quality of services available, consistently exceeding the expectations of physicians, employees, payers and most importantly, patients. One Lab; Total Service. For more information, visit www.pathgroup.com.
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