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GenomeNext, Powered by Amazon Web Services and Intel, Achieves Unprecendented Throughput of 1,000 Genomes Analyzed per Day, Enabling Population-Scale Genomics

GenomeNext, LLC, a leader in genomic data management and integrated analysis, has benchmarked whole genome sequencing analysis at an unprecedented 1,000 genomes per day, through the “Intel Heads In The Clouds Challenge on Amazon Web Services (AWS)” with support from JHC Technology, and in conjunction with Nationwide Children’s HospitalGenomeNext and Nationwide Children’s were challenged to perform analysis of the complete 1000 Genomes Consortium’s sequencing dataset in one week. This dataset consists of raw genomic sequence data from 2,504 individuals sampled across 26 different populations,and results of the analysis will be published in the coming months by Peter White, PhD, director of the Biomedical Genomics Core, and his team.

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New Company, Lattice Biotech, and Nationwide Children's Join Forces to Attack Chronic Bacterial Infections

Lattice Biotech is leveraging a discovery that disrupts bacterial biofilms, creating a more effective environment for antibiotics to eradicate chronic infections. The research comes from Lauren Bakaletz, PhD, director of the Center for Microbial Pathogenesis in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's, and Steve Goodman, PhD, principal investigator in the center. Biofilm infections, such as pneumonia in cystic fibrosis patients, chronic wound infections, chronic draining ear infections and infections caused by inadequately sterilized medical equipment, affect millions of children and adults throughout the world each year.

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Nationwide Children's Hospital Joins Nationwide to Develop New Make Safe Happen App for Parents and Caregivers


Video Game Technology Helps Upper Extremity Movement in Patients with Muscular Dystrophy

Linda Lowes, clinical therapies research coordinator for the neuromuscular program, and Lindsay Alfano, physical therapist at Nationwide Children's, are part of a research team responsible for developing a way to measure upper extremity movement in patients with muscular dystrophy using interactive video game technology. Their hope is to expand inclusion criteria for clinical trials to incorporate patients using wheelchairs.

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Ohio State, Nationwide Children's Hospital Partner with ENTvantage Diagnostics to Bring Rapid Sinusitis Diagnostic Test to Physicians

The first-of-its-kind diagnostic kit for in-office, rapid diagnosing of bacterial sinusitis was developed as a result of the research collaboration between Subinoy Das, MD, former director of The Ohio State University Sinus and Allergy Center and now adjunct Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University, and Lauren O. Bakaletz, PhD, director of the Center for Microbial Pathogenesis at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital and professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Otolaryngology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. The jointly-created technology will be the foundation for ENTvantage Diagnostics, Inc. to develop a diagnostic kit to better equip physicians with additional information when making a bacterial sinusitis diagnosis.

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Nanofiber Solutions Receives Award from Ohio Third Frontier to Further Develop Tissue Engineered Intestine Technology

Nanofiber Solutions, LLC, in collaboration with Gail E. Besner, MD, chief of Pediatric Surgery, program director of the Residency in Pediatric Surgery and co-director of the Burn Program all at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, recently was honored with the Ohio Third Frontier Technology Validation and Start-up Fund award. Earlier this month, Nanofiber Solutions, an Ohio-based start-up company housed in the TechColumbus incubator, received a $100,000 grant to further develop the tissue engineered intestine technology developed in the lab of Dr. Besner, who also is principal investigator in the Center for Perinatal Research in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s

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Research Informatics Core Honored at 2012 TechColumbus Innovation Awards

The Research Informatics Core at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s received the 2012 Outstanding Service (+250 Employees) Award at the 2012 TechColumbus Innovation Awards announced February 7, 2013.

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital Partners with Silicon Valley to Market High-End Diagnostic and Medical Research Software

Nationwide Children’s and Transformatix Technologies, Inc. have partnered to create BioLinQ, a new biomedical informatics company designed to supply advanced software solutions for disease diagnosis and medical research.

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