FOSTER CITY, Calif., Feb. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PointCross Life Sciences came out of stealth mode with its Xbiom™ Insights solution for Clinical Biomarker research. With two clients deployed, PointCross is now acquiring new pharma and biotechnology companies who are pursuing precisely targeted therapies in oncology, central nervous system, and cardiovascular. Having proven the capability and value to researchers over the past year, the company has now formally launched its Xbiom™ big data platform.
“Semantically integrating four normally disconnected data sources – clinical data, biomarker data, bio-sample availability, and bioinformatics registry data – into a single point from where researchers can search, stratify cohorts, correlate and analyze clinical findings against biomarkers in minutes is a paradigm changing capability for both big pharma as well as smaller biotech companies,” says Dr. Suresh Madhavan, CEO at PointCross.
The Xbiom™ platform is built on a proven stack of big data technologies, including PointCross’ underlying Orchestra® technology with a robust big data stack that is serving the pharmaceutical industry with its petabyte scale. This stack includes Hadoop HDFS, Spark, Cassandra, Lucene/SOLR, and Hive that support the Orchestra® ontology, collaboration, Role Based Access Control and Semantic Data Exchange engines. It is available for big pharma who need users and applications to access the data within Xbiom™. It is also available as a SaaS solution, suitable for smaller biotech firms.
The Xbiom™ platform serves the R&D and Regulatory needs in both non-clinical and clinical development lifecycle as well as biomarker R&D to support translational and precision medicine development. In addition to the Xbiom™ Insights-Clinical Biomarker solution, PointCross also offers Xbiom™ Insights-Nonclinical, Xbiom™ Regulatory-Clinical, and Xbiom™ Regulatory-Nonclinical solutions.
About PointCross Life Sciences
PointCross Life Sciences provides the life sciences industry with data management, analytics and visualization solutions that reduce risks, improve data quality, shorten time to market, and generate better insights from R&D and regulatory data. We are a strategic solution provider to the FDA and to several major Biopharma companies. PointCross was recognized in 2013 as one of Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Life Sciences.
Kunaal Madhavan, Marketing at PointCross Life Sciences