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Countdown to Big Data in Biomedicine: Technical showcase to spotlight companies’ innovations

14222209716_d3072f7737_zLater this week, thought-leaders from academia, information technology corporations, venture capital firms, the U.S. government and foundations will convene for the Big Data in Biomedicine conference to explore opportunities for mining the rich repositories of biomedical information.

In addition to sessions on topics ranging from crowdsourcing to genomics, the conference will include a technical showcase where conference-goers can peruse displays and demos highlighting companies’ innovations related to big data. Part technology expo and part networking opportunity, the technical showcase will include light refreshments and be held under a tent on the lawn of the medical school’s Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge.

Participants for this year's event include advanced patient monitoring firm Flashback Technologies, which will present an innovative index for body-fluid levels in trauma situations and a device to do it on the spot; Zephyr Health, a company that pairs real-world data with predictive analytics to provide insights that are strategic and actionable; Samsung, which will show how the company's personal devices are moving into human health solutions; and Personalis, a startup providing researchers and clinicians with accurate DNA sequencing and interpretation of human exomes and genomes.

The conference is part of Stanford Medicine’s Biomedical Data Science Initiative, which strives to make powerful transformations in human health and scientific discovery by fostering innovative collaborations among medical researchers, computer scientists, statisticians and physicians. The event runs from Wednesday through Friday.

Previously: Countdown to Big Data in Biomedicine: Leveraging big data technology to advance genomics, Countdown to Big Data in Biomedicine: Mining medical records to identify patterns in public health and Harnessing mobile health technologies to transform human health
Photo from last year's technical showcase by Saul Bromberger

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