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Persistent Systems and Indiana University Open Life Sciences Informatics R&D Center

The Persistent Indiana Research Center will further the development of informatics, specifically life sciences product lifecycle services, medical research, chemistry, bio informatics and computer science.

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Persistent Systems and Indiana University have partnered to create a research and development (R&D) center. Located in the soon-to-be completed incubator on the university's Bloomington, IN campus, the Persistent Indiana Research Center will further the development of informatics, specifically life sciences product lifecycle services, medical research, chemistry, bio informatics and computer science.
 
By leveraging the university's many resources -- including technical infrastructure and faculty informatics expertise -- the Persistent Indiana Research Center will advance the creation of service offerings to help customers improve drug discovery and bioinformatics; cancer research; and instrument diagnostics. Led by Persistent's strategic relationship manager of life sciences, Aditya Phatak, and the School of Informatics' Prof. Ed Robertson, the center's initial project will focus on data management and analysis of biomedical data.
 
The efforts of the center will bolster Persistent's growing life sciences domain expertise, which already includes 40 life sciences authorities and more than 400 people working on services supporting lab instrumentation, bioinformatics and chemical informatics projects for leading companies and labs. For Indiana University, the center will be a vital piece in its ongoing mission of advancing economic development in the state of Indiana. It will be one of the inaugural tenants in the soon-to-be completed Bloomington Incubator, a facility that will house life science and information technology start-ups. IU's School of Informatics and the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation were instrumental in the establishment of the center in Bloomington.
 
SOURCE: Persistent Systems