Pistoia Alliance Spurs Development of Next-Generation Sequencing Data Compression Algorithm with US$15,000 Prize
We have launched the Pistoia Alliance Sequence Squeeze competition to find the best algorithm for compressing next-generation sequencing (NGS) data. The winning entrant will receive a prize of US$15,000, which will be awarded by a prestigious judging panel that includes representatives from the BGI and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.
Pharma companies and life science technology vendors collaborate to develop cloud-based, shared-services platforms for storing and analyzing gene sequencing data.
Lowering Barriers to R&D Innovation
We are a global, not-for-profit alliance of life science companies, vendors, publishers, and academic groups that work together to lower barriers to innovation in R&D.
Our projects transform R&D innovation through pre-competitive collaboration. We bring together the key constituents to identify the root causes that lead to R&D inefficiencies. We develop best practices and technology pilots to overcome common obstacles.
Our members collaborate as equals on open projects that generate significant value for the worldwide life sciences community.
With the launch of our Interactive Project Portfolio Platform (IP3) we are embracing a new level of openness, access, and transparency around our idea-to-project process. The platform is open to the public to submit new ideas, comment and vote on proposed ideas, and monitor the progress of our projects.
The Pistoia Alliance, an organization dedicated to improving global life sciences R&D, has seen its membership increase with a number of new members including both large multinationals and start-ups.
Our 2016 US Conference is coming along nicely with 95% of the agenda confirmed and a healthy 60% of available tickets already taken. Tickets are still available via the waitlist. We have released an event app to allow you to explore the venue, the agenda, and much more!
* A full list of our membership including individual members can be found here. (Last updated May 18 2018)
- AI/ML CoE Datathon for Repurposing Drugs for Rare Diseases
01 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018,
- 6th Annual Open Meeting Pharmacogeneitcs and Stratified Medicine Network
06 Mar 2019, Regents Park
- Pistoia Alliance Centre of Excellence for AI/ML in Life Sciences Workshop London 2019
12 Mar 2019, London