The tranSMART Foundation to Highlight Its Award-Winning Open-Source Knowledge Management Platform at Bio-IT World Conference & Expo

Press Release | transSMART Foundation | April 21, 2015

Foundation Will Present on "Collaborations and Open Access Innovations," Demo Its Platform, and Host Community Meetings at Conference

WAKEFIELD, MA--(Marketwired - Apr 21, 2015) - The tranSMART Foundation, a non-profit organization providing a global, open-source knowledge management platform for scientists to share pre-competitive translational research data, today announced it will be highlighting the tranSMART platform v1.2 at the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo April 21-23, 2015 in Boston, Mass. The platform is a finalist for both the Best of Show and Best Practices Awards. In addition to a presentation by the Foundation's CEO, Keith O. Elliston, Ph.D., the Foundation will also be providing demos in its booth (#113) and hosting a Community Meeting and its 3C Committee Meetings at the Bio-IT World Conference.

"Bio-IT World unites life sciences, pharmaceutical, clinical, healthcare, and IT professionals from around the world at the conference each year, making it a perfect venue for the globally-based tranSMART community to gather and collaborate in person," said Dr. Elliston. "Our tranSMART platform is becoming the premier solution for translational studies and at Bio-IT World we hope to meet with new organizations interested in leveraging the power of the platform for their translational and clinical research initiatives."

In addition to exhibiting at the Expo, the tranSMART Foundation schedule includes:

  • Foundation's 3C (Code, Content and Community) Committee Meetings on April 21 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Specific time and location details can be found on the Foundation website.
  • Foundation Community Meeting hosted at ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte's offices in Boston on April 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Presentation on April 23 at 3:30 p.m. by Dr. Elliston and chaired by Rudy Potenzone, Ph.D. and VP of Marketing for the Foundation on "Collaborations and Open Access Innovations." The presentation will focus on using collaborative technologies and methodologies to accelerate basic, translational and clinical research.

About The tranSMART Foundation

The tranSMART Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides an open-source, cloud-based, data-sharing and analysis platform that enables scientists at universities, disease foundations, pharmaceutical companies, and government agencies around the world to share pre-competitive data in a way that saves money and time in translating research findings into new therapies and diagnostic tools. Founded to steward the tranSMART platform, the Foundation is headquartered in Wakefield, Massachusetts with Centers of Excellence in Ann Arbor, Mich.; London, England; Boston, Mass.; and Amsterdam, Netherlands. The tranSMART Foundation can also be found on the web at

Karen Higgins
A&E Communications, Inc.