Exhibition on toxicological safety predictions
Partners: Corteva AgriScience and Eli Lilly and Company
The collaboration with Corteva AgriScience and Lilly to improve toxicological safety predictions for newly discovered molecules increased in visibility. Following the 18-month renewal last year, the team focused on platform enhancements, including new scientific visualizations and the promotion of external visibility by presenting an exhibition at the Society of Toxicology Annual Conference in San Antonio, Tex.
This meeting and subsequent conversations led an additional pharmaceutical company to analyze one of their internal datasets using this platform. Further conversations are ongoing with other pharmaceutical and agri-chemical companies where this capability may be useful.
A paper describing the platform and the underlying science was submitted to Toxicological Sciences, and this collaboration won “Best Industry Collaboration” at the international Agrow Awards 2018.
Our platforms for collecting health data
Partners: MavenSphere, Indiana University School of Medicine and Stamford Health
The ADSC collaboration with the Indianapolis technology company MavenSphere, to develop a digital biomarker platform that collects patient data via smartphones, moved forward last year with the collection of new patient data from both Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and Stamford Health in Connecticut. Based on these successes, the platform was nominated for a Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) award from IU School of Medicine.
This project was also the runner-up in BioCrossroads’ inaugural Inject Tech Challenge with an award of $6,000, and it was highlighted in a talk at the 2018 BioIT World & Expo Conference in Boston. Proposals for further research applications that will generate additional revenue are in process.
Daniel Robertson, Ph.D.
Director, Applied Data Sciences Center
New data tech and public health initiatives
Partners: CAPriCORN, LifeOmic, Virtusa and Cardinal Health
Multiple pilots targeting data access or the assessment of strategic technology partnerships were initiated, including access to data from CAPriCORN (the Chicago Area Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Network) for enhanced patient diversity data, an assessment of Indianapolis-based LifeOmic’s precision health platform to support research efforts, and a joint collaboration with Massachusetts-based Virtusa and Fuse by Cardinal Health in Ohio, to assess both Virtusa’s technology platform and Fuse’s synthetic EHR data.
Conversations are ongoing for additional public health collaborations, including joint efforts with the Indiana Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA) for access to low-income and diverse patient data, and with the State of Indiana’s Management Performance Hub (MPH) aiming to connect patient clinical data with socio-economic and claims data.