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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Lockheed Martin to Apply Text Mining to Medical Records to Merge Phenotypic, Genomic Data

Lockheed Martin is working with researchers at Johns Hopkins University and medical informatics firm Sage Analytica to mine a "unique" set of medical records with the aim of integrating clinical and genomic data for prostate cancer research.

The researchers are using Lockheed Martin's rule-based natural language processing platform, called ClinRead, to extract phenotypic descriptors from a set of clinical records tracking 33 men with metastatic prostate cancer for over 15 years before they succumbed to the disease.(Read Full Article)

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Life Science and Informatics

What is this?
is this a new industry?
or a old wine in a new bottle?

Well Life Sciences and Informatics can be anything form computational biology, all omes and omics, core bioinformatics to curation and literature mining, database creation, in the area of biology, chemistry , bio-chem space.

There are number of companies in India and bangalore is the forefront as a major bio-cluster with 20 to 30 companies in this sphere.

now how good are these companies doing?
how good are they in terms of the international markets and how profitable is their business?
what do they do?
their clients?

These are some interesting things that could be discussed in this blog page...

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