SAN DIEGO, April 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI), the genomics-based, technology-driven company, has won the 2016 Bio-IT World Best Practice Award for its HLI Knowledgebase™, a key tool in the company's portfolio to transform how medicine is practiced.
"The HLI Knowledgebase is the cornerstone of our company, into which we have fed the comprehensive data we've curated from thousands of sources, and from which we are using machine learning to generate unique insights into health and disease," said J. Craig Venter, CEO and Co-Founder of HLI. "We are honored to have received this acknowledgement from the esteemed panel of expert judges and the Bio-IT World team. Congratulations to Yaron Turpaz, HLI CIO, and his team on this accomplishment," Dr. Venter added.
HLI is building the world's largest human genome sequencing center, enabling all HLI product offerings and allowing the company to sequence samples from collaborators across multiple industries. We are focused on high-quality samples with genomic and phenotypic data, which form the core of the HLI Knowledgebase. Our discovery team includes: streamlining drug development, discovery of biomarker and companion diagnostics, and rescuing/repurposing drugs from failed clinical trials.
HLI is enabling pharmaceutical companies, insurers and healthcare providers to impact and improve health. Our team is sequencing complete genomes to 30x coverage and is on track to have a database of 1 million integrated health records by 2020.
The Bio-IT World Best Practice Awards were announced today in Boston at the Bio-IT World Expo, honoring excellence in bioinformatics, basic and clinical research and IT frameworks for biology and drug discovery. Winners were chosen in five categories from seventeen finalists named last month. Other honorees include AstraZeneca, FDA & DNAnexus, Amgen and XOMA.
2016 Bio-IT World Best Practices Award Winner, Judges Prize: Human Longevity
HLI Knowledgebase & Health Nucleus
Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI) has built a cloud based multifaceted genomic and phenotype knowledge management and application ecosystem that includes the HLI Knowledgebase, the HLI Health Nucleus client and clinician portals and the Health Nucleus Integrated Avatar Application. The HLI Knowledgebase currently includes over 10000 integrated health records and the infrastructure to store, query and visualize genomic, metabolomic, microbiome and high quality phenotype data in scientifically meaningful ways. As a key source to the Knowledgebase, the Health Nucleus suite of modalities and applications provide the broadest set of phenotype and medical data available, while the Integrated Avatar application puts the client in the center of their integrated genomic and phenotype results in a novel and engaging way new to the health exploration market. Together, these applications represent a state of the art technology continuum supporting the comprehensive assembly and utility of the deepest and broadest genomics and phenotypic knowledge management solution available.
About Human Longevity, Inc.™
Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI) is the genomics-based, technology-driven company creating the world's largest and most comprehensive database of whole genome, phenotype and clinical data. HLI is developing and applying large scale computing and machine learning to make novel discoveries to revolutionize the practice of medicine. HLI's business also includes the HLI Health Nucleus, a genomic powered clinical research center which uses whole genome sequence analysis, advanced clinical imaging and innovative machine learning, along with curated personal health information, to deliver the most complete picture of individual health. For more information, please visit http://www.humanlongevity.com or http://www.healthnucleus.com.
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