IO INFORMATICS, INC. JOINS THE tranSMART FOUNDATION
Bob Stanley, CEO, Elected to Board of Directors
Berkeley, CA, Boston, MA, Amsterdam, Netherlands- October 19, 2015
Robert Stanley, CEO of IO Informatics, Inc. ("IOI", www.io-informatics.com),
announced IOI's membership in The tranSMART Foundation and Mr. Stanley's
election to the Foundation's Board of Directors.
"We are delighted to be a part of the tranSMART community. Many of our
customers in the pharmaceutical and clinical / translational research communities
use the tranSMART platform. Our close ties to the tranSMART Foundation enable
effective interaction between our complementary technologies. IOI's SentientTM
software platform for data curation and integration significantly reduces time and
effort to integrate data within tranSMART and increases quality, reproducibility and
search precision with tranSMART," stated Stanley. "IOI's SentientTM technology
was designed to provide a flexible and customizable environment that complements
our customers' preferred database and research application environments. Our
state-of-the-art semantic data harmonization and integration software automates
data curation and loading into advanced research environments like that delivered
by the tranSMART translational research database. This results in more efficient,
effective and robust use of complex data from multiple sources, to deliver a better
"return on data investments" for the research organizations we serve. The
tranSMART relationship represents a powerful addition to the range of mission-criticalsee
data analysis and informatics technologies that SentientTM benefits. We solve
some of the toughest challenges facing tranSMART users by efficiently preparing
and delivering curated, interoperable data from almost any source directly into the
tranSMART system," added Stanley.
The tranSMART Foundation provides a global, open-sourced knowledge
management platform for scientists to share pre-competitive translational research
data. The member companies of The Foundation make valued contributions to the
tranSMART community; participate in enhancing the tranSMART open-source
platform and help advance translational medicine research.
"We are pleased to have IOI, a leader in data curation, integration and knowledge
creation within the Healthcare and Life Science community, join the Foundation.
Even at this early stage of the relationship, IOI has made valuable contributions to
the community. In addition to complementary relationships, tools and methods,
they have already contributed new software code to the community that allows
users to more easily install tranSMART
(https://registry.hub.docker.com/u/ioinformatics/transmart/). IOI also participated
in the Cross Neurodegenerative Disease Datathon
(http://transmartfoundation.org/datathon/) held this past summer in Boston, where
they contributed to two award-winning teams by bringing valuable new data into
the system," stated Dr. Keith Elliston, CEO of the tranSMART Foundation. "We value
their contributions to the technology and user communities, as well as to the Board
of the Foundation. We are looking forward Meeting in Amsterdam this week."
Mr. Stanley will speak on 'Challenges, Risks and Opportunities for Data ETL and
Semantic Interoperability with tranSMART' at the tranSMART Annual Meeting hosted
at the Netherlands Cancer Institute
ABOUT THE tranSMART Foundation
The tranSMART Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides an
open-source, cloud-based, data-sharing and analysis platform that enables scientists at
universities, disease foundations, pharmaceutical companies, and government
agencies around the world to share pre-competitive data in a way that saves money
and time in translating research findings into new therapies and diagnostic tools.
Founded to steward the tranSMART platform, the Foundation is headquartered in
Wakefield, Massachusetts with Centers of Excellence in Ann Arbor, Mich.; London,
England; Boston, Mass.; and Amsterdam, Netherlands. The tranSMART
can also be found on the web at www.tranSMARTFoundation.org.
ABOUT IO INFORMATICS
IO is at the forefront of the semantic technology wave. The Company provides software and services for
uniquely efficient data integration and transformative knowledge applications in life sciences, biotechnology,
pharmaceutical, and medical environments. IO is headquartered in Berkeley, California with offices in Canada,
Western and Eastern Europe and Asia that partner with life science and healthcare customers in industry,
academia and non-for-profit foundations.
For more information visit: http://www.io-informatics.com