Life Sciences Team Blog

A site for partners, developers and architects in Life Sciences (pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, and medical research centers).

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    BioIT Alliance Conference – October 8 & 9

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    The BioIT Alliance Conference is rapidly approaching!  Aimed at members of the BioIT Alliance, but open to the general public, the conference is being held at the Microsoft New England Research and Development Campus in Cambridge, MA.  It will...
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    News from MGX – Part 1

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    Many of you will be aware that the Microsoft Global eXchange (or MGX, or MGB) is happening this week.  This is the week when Microsoft-ies go off together to get trained on the “new stuff”, what we have to sell, how to use the new technologies, and...
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    More Directions on the BioIT Alliance

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      After having been recently appointed as Director of the BioIT Alliance, I’ve been in the process of looking at what the Alliance does today and what it is capable of doing.  Given the number of companies involved, the possibilities are really...
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    Post DIA Thoughts

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    In the style of Peter King from SI, here are a few things I think I think coming out of DIA: 1. I hadn’t noticed as many device manufacturers in previous years.  ePRO (e-Patient Reported Outcomes) is obvious – and expected – but there were a number...
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    Identity Management: a key to seamless CTMS and EDC

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    In my opinion, the largest hurdle to a comprehensive Clinical Trials system, whether you talk about EDC or about traditional CTMS, is identity management.  Think about it: You set up your EDC system, but how do you get your users enrolled? You create...
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    CTMS & EDC: A system to do both - and more

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    Interesting how weeks become months when you're writing and updating blogs.  This CTMS project certainly hasn't gone away, but it did go on a bit of a hiatus while my "day job" intervened.  Enough excuses.  Mea Culpa.  On...
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    Building a clinical trials management system: it's about the project

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    I have been asked - numerous times - "is it possible to do 'x' with out of the box Microsoft tools?" The list of things people ask about are numerous, but one of the most frequent requests of late is around building a clinical trials management portal...
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    Is SharePoint validated?

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    It's amazing how many times we get asked that question! "Is SharePoint validated?" Despite the number of validated applications written by ISV's that are running on SharePoint, ...despite the overwhelming adoption by life science companies who are using...
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    AT&T Tilt, GPS, and Windows Live Search

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    I recently started using the GPS functionality in my AT&T Tilt (HTC 8925) . About the same time, I downloaded a new version of the Microsoft Windows Live Search Mobile (or http://m.live.com from your mobile phone). Very easy to set up: Download Live...
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    Post DIA Thoughts: It's all about interoperability

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    While at DIA I was asked an interesting question by Mark Uehling for his Clinpage blog , "what do you think is the future of EDC"? Kind of an interesting question, and my answer (which I'll let you read in his newsletter blog) was informed by how connected...
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    Microsoft and DIA 2008 - Part II - Exciting Partner Technologies

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    One of the cool parts of working for a large software platform vendor like Microsoft is working with the larger ecosystem of partners that are developing applications on the Microsoft platform. In particular, as we approach DIA each year, I am faced with...
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    Microsoft and DIA 2008 - Part I

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    Over the next couple weeks, I'll be blogging frequently about Microsoft will be demonstrating and showing at the 2008 DIA Annual Meeting in Boston. We'll be covering everything from Part 11 compliance, collaboration, validation, electronic data capture...
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    Microsoft Health and Life Sciences Developers Conference

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    Microsoft is hosting the second annual Health and Life Sciences Developers Conference to be held April 22 through 24 at the Sheraton Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. This free - yes free - event is going to be even bigger and better than last year, with...
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    Microsoft solutions for Life Sciences

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    One of the questions I'm frequently asked by people unfamiliar with Microsoft's efforts in Life Sciences is: "What type of solutions does Microsoft have to offer to Life Sciences companies?" The answer to that question is usually: "Name the part of the...
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    SAFE Signing Interface Available for Download on Codeplex

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    Well, we've finally been able to get it posted! The SAFE Signing Interface for Office 2007 has been posted to Codeplex, with the source code for the interface being posted shortly. The installation executable, along with installation instructions,...
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    Interesting new directions for Life Science companies

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    Some of you may be aware that this week is a global sales briefing within Microsoft. A great time for the field sales force to find out about new products, get demos, get trained, etc. One of the best presentations I saw was done by Bill Gates around...
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    Validation and the Microsoft Platform

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    As part of our work with Medical Device companies (as well as with pharma and biotech companies) we've been looking at the issue of validation and how it impacts Microsoft products. This is not a new topic: we've been working on validation and regulatory...
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    FCG Announces FirstPoint

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    There were a couple of news worthy events that were announced today. The first is that First Consulting Group has purchased Zorch, Inc. Why is this exciting? Zorch has developed a Metadata driven submission management system built entirely on SharePoint...
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    See you at DIA!

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    If you will be attending DIA in Atlanta, please take a moment to stop by the Microsoft booth and say "hi". We have a pretty exciting booth this year, with demonstrations of the new FirstPoint application from FCG (yeah, a direct competitor to FirstDocs...
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    Connected Life Sciences Framework

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    By now the reader of this blog has probably read the corresponding blog from Roberto Ruggeri in the Microsoft Health team, and has probably read about the Connected Health Framework . Of course, you have to be asking yourself, what does the Connected...
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    HLS DevCon, the Life Sciences MSDN site, and Part 11 Guidance

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    Next week is going to be a busy week within the Health and Life Sciences group at Microsoft. To kick the week off, we are holding our inaugural Health and Life Sciences Developers Conference in Atlantic City on May 21st and 22nd. There are a number...
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    Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Innovation Awards

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    If you are involved in the Life Sciences industry, you should be aware of the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Innovation Awards offered by Microsoft. Microsoft Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences Innovation Awards 2007 Call for Entries opened on March...
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    Life Sciences Blog

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    Welcome to the Microsoft blog on all things Life Sciences - Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Biotechnology. I am Les Jordan, the Industry Technology Strategist for Life Sciences here in the United States. My role is as the lead architect for the Life...
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