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Howard Marks looks ahead at the storage trends rolling into IT Operations in the new year.
Today’s data center is a much more dynamic environment than ever before leaving IT organizations struggling to compete, and or integrate, with public cloud services with tools and hardware designed for the much more static datacenter of yesteryear. In this webinar long time industry observer Howard Marks will examine five of the trends that IT operators should pay attention to in the coming year.
Our discussion will focus on the promise, tools and challenges involved in moving to hybrid architectures that bridge private data centers and cloud resources to shift workloads, support data-intensive compute operations, manage unstructured data growth, build affordable archives, and prepare for disaster recovery. These technologies will consider macro-level trends as well as solving operational challenges that come with the growth of cloud.
Infrastructure architects, systems engineers, storage engineers, data strategists, HPC specialists and other enterprise IT professionals will learn:
- Current environment and challenges in building hybrid infrastructures that support traditional and object storage
- Five not-to-be-ignored trends ripe for adoption in 2018
- How compute and storage can mix in the new cloud-enabled world
SIEM solutions have been widely adopted to help IT teams collect and correlate data from a variety of security point products. However, traditional SIEM deployments require a great deal of time, money & expertise to properly normalize data feeds, create correlation rules to detect threats & continuously tune those rules to limit false positives. And, after all that work is done, it has to be continuously re-done as the network & threat landscape changes.
AlienVault takes a different approach to SIEM. Join this webcast to learn how AlienVault Unified Security Management (USM) overcomes the most common SIEM challenges with:
Built-in capabilities like asset discovery, vulnerability assessment, intrusion detection, orchestrated incident response, and log management
Continuously updated correlation directives, vulnerability signatures, incident response guidance, and more
Fully integrated, real-time threat intelligence from the AlienVault Labs Security Research Team and the AlienVault Open Threat Exchange (OTX)
The ability to monitor on-premises and cloud environments including AWS and Azure, as well as cloud applications like Office 365
The complexity of vendor risk management increases every day, as does its importance to organizations that rely on third parties. Regulators are increasing their focus on potential third-party risk. Risks assessments for business processes and vendor management are being integrated, mapped to organizational risks, and mined for patterns and trends. Some organizations are even extending vendor risk management to assess the vendors of vendors.
Assessing and monitoring vendors and third parties is an arduous task if conducted manually. A manual process of inputting data, assigning risk levels, and following up requires multiple employees dedicating numerous hours. A manual process also makes it difficult to ensure harmony between an organization’s policies, regulatory requirements and those of the vendor or supplier.
On the other hand, a robust governance, risk management, and compliance system like the Keylight Platform can help organizations identify, classify, monitor, and recommend risk mitigation to support business operations and regulatory requirements.
In this webinar, LockPath’s vendor risk management experts provide an overview of the challenges to efficient and effective vendor risk management, and they demonstrate how GRC can bring order to the chaos of vendor risk management.
This is the first in a two-part series on governance, risk and automation.
In Part I, we will explore concepts central to IT governance and risk. The presenters will use a conversational style to describe IT governance, how it works, and then go deeper into one central aspect, risk.
Part II will build on the foundation presented in part one and describe how these issues are managed in an automated solution.
Everyone knows drug diversion can be a major challenge in nursing units, but not everyone knows how to take preventive measures to reduce the risk of diversion in the central pharmacy. Join diversion expert Luke Overmire for guidance on how to prevent, detect, and react to diversion in your pharmacy.
We look forward to having you join our discussion!
In a fast-moving, 24/7 healthcare environment, doctors and nurses cannot afford any impediments to delivering the best possible patient care. To ensure that the hospitals, physicians, nurses and other care providers it serves receive the best client experience possible, Allscripts offers a proactive application monitoring service that checks for potential problems that could slow down or disrupt the use of its mission-critical healthcare IT systems.
Initially launched in 2006, the proactive support offering monitors clients’ IT infrastructure and use of Allscripts solutions. Since its introduction, Allscripts has been able to improve client experiences in a way that has had a significant impact on business growth and client retention.
Managing policies, procedures and guidelines in a cost effective and compliant way is becoming more and more difficult using office tools like word processors, spreadsheets and email. The process of drafting, approving, updating and creating awareness around these compliance documents as well as the complexity of keeping up with regulatory and contractual compliance requirements using these tools quickly creates chaos. To compound the problem, these office tools make internal audits more time consuming and costly and make regulatory audits and legal challenges difficult to defend.
This is why organizations large and small are turning to automated compliance and policy management to manage their compliance programs. In this webinar, LockPath’s Sam Abadir will discuss the latest trends and challenges in policy management and compliance, and how implementing GRC processes can bring order to all this chaos.
In regulated industries, such as Financial Services, Government and Healthcare, forms and signatures are critical components of enrolment and onboarding interactions. Yet most services still rely on forms and signatures that function poorly on mobile—the very place most consumers spend their time.
Creating and updating high volumes of forms in a timely manner can also be a huge challenge.
Join us to learn how Adobe Experience Manager Forms and Adobe Sign can help transform complex forms-based transactions into streamlined and compliant experiences that accelerate business and deliver better customer service.
In this webinar, learn how to:
•Provide an end-to-end digital form filling and signing experience across any channel
•Integrate e-signatures across the document process with Adobe Sign and Adobe Experience Manager integration
Data breaches make the headlines daily, and as a result, cyberattacks concern all business owners. Could I be next? And how can I prepare? As technology continues to evolve, so do the ever-present threats associated with these types of risks. You’re likely already taking steps towards protecting your organization from the possibility of a breach or cyberattack, but have you planned what you will do to continue operations and minimize damages in the event that your environment is compromised?
Join LockPath and KirkpatrickPrice as we discuss incident response best practices. In this 60-minute webinar, attendees will discover the six stages of a best-practice incident response program, lessons learned from high-profile breaches, and how the Keylight Platform can effectively implement this strategy.
Interested in hearing the top trends we’ve observed at Microsoft’ Ignite 2017?
We have you covered. Join us as we recap the top trends and highlights of the news and interesting tidbits from Microsoft Ignite. It’s the next best thing to being there! If you were able to attend the event, this is a good chance to compare notes with us.
Join NTT DATA Services to learn how you can use a CRM system to move beyond a transactional and policy-centric organizational strategy towards making the one-on-one emotional and rational connections necessary for engagement.
We will share our best practice strategies on how other health plans and other industries have aligned their CRM vision to their corporate customer engagement strategies for successful customer acquisition and retention results.
This session will challenge you to:
• Learn: Using the current demographic data from enrollment, member provided data through member completed surveys and health risk assessments, call center interactions, claims information and wearable device integrations.
• Listen: Using analytics and AI to capture, measure, analyze and evaluate the quality of outcomes of each customers experience throughout all interactions including social media, website and mobile device interactions.
• Engage: How to integrate a dynamic CMS tool, integrate virtual agents and interactive guides to enable even smarter customer service and a personalized customer experience.
Liz Peters, Customer Relationship Management Practice Lead, Health Plans, NTT DATA
Denise Dowling, Senior Director, Salesforce Consulting, NTT DATA Services
Matt Gale, Director of CRM, Healthcare & Financial Services, NTT DATA
Saiba mais sobre as preocupações dos seus consumidores!
O Unisys Security Index mede as preocupações dos consumidores em questões relacionadas à segurança nacional, pessoal, financeira e da Internet. O Unisys Security Index mostrou um aumento de 20% na preocupação de segurança geral em 2017. Saiba mais neste webinar onde iremos apresentar os detalhes do estudo e falar sobre como lidar com ameaças cibernéticas, o que os consumidores pensam sobre Internet das Coisas, e como aumentar a confiança de seus consumidores enquanto sua empresa avança na Transformação Digital.
Leonardo Carissimi, Especialista em Segurança e Diretor de Soluções de Cybersecurity para América Latina da Unisys. Possui mais de 20 anos de experiência no setor de segurança. Na Unisys, ajuda a construir um mundo mais seguro, ao mesmo tempo em que transforma o setor de segurança com uma inovadora abordagem de microssegmentação, bem como a arquitetura de segurança adaptativa e a inteligência de ameaças cibernéticas.
We think differently. We innovate through software and challenge the IT status quo.
We pioneered software-based storage virtualization. Now, we are leading the Software-defined and Parallel Processing revolution. Our Application-adaptive software exploits the full potential of servers and storage to solve data infrastructure challenges and elevate IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business.
DataCore parallel I/O and virtualization technologies deliver the advantages of next generation enterprise data centers – today – by harnessing the untapped power of multicore servers. DataCore software solutions revolutionize performance, cost-savings, and productivity gains businesses can achieve from their servers and data storage.
Join this webinar to meet DataCore, learn about what we do and how we can help your business.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights announced on March 21, 2016 that Phase 2 of HIPAA audits have officially begun. A year later, more than 200 desk audits have occurred, however covered entities and their business associates are still struggling to know what to focus on and in which areas they are lacking safeguards.
In this webcast, KirkpatrickPrice’s Joseph Kirkpatrick and LockPath’s Chris Swift will discuss the lessons learned from HIPAA enforcement actions to date and what to expect from the OCR in 2018. Attendees will discover:
• Trends from Phase 1 and 2
• Key takeaways from Phase 2 desk audits
• What the delayed on-site audits means for 2018
• What you can do to proactively prepare for that inevitable knock
¡Conozca las preocupaciones de sus clientes y actúe!
El Unisys Security Index mide las preocupaciones de los consumidores en problemas relacionados a la seguridad nacional, personal, financiera y en Internet. El Índice Global de Seguridad mostró en 2017 un aumento de 20% en la preocupación general de seguridad. Aprenda más en este webinar sobre los detalles del estudio, cómo hacer frente a ciber amenazas, qué opinan los consumidores sobre el Internet of Things, y gánese la confianza de sus consumidores mientras continúa su proceso de Transformación Digital.
Leonardo Carissimi, Experto en Seguridad y Director de Soluciones de Seguridad en América Latina de Unisys. Cuenta con más de 20 años de experiencia en la industria de seguridad. En Unisys, ayuda a construir un mundo más seguro mientras transforma la industria de seguridad con el innovador enfoque de micro-segmentación, así como con la Arquitectura de Seguridad Adaptativa y la Inteligencia de Ciber-Amenazas.
We invite you to join Frost & Sullivan’s Transformational Healthcare team and industry experts to discuss blockchain technology with the most potential applications across the healthcare industry, including data interoperability, cybersecurity, insurance fraud management, and drug supply chain provenance. Learn how to differentiate the hype from reality and hear key strategic considerations for future success.
Cyber risk is not only a present danger, but it’s also overwhelming at most organizations. IT departments are inundated with vulnerabilities and unable to analyze them in a timely fashion. Meanwhile, the C-suite is clamoring for evidence to support their risk management decisions.
Governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) processes make cyber risk data actionable for both IT departments and the executive ranks. In this LockPath webinar, you’ll learn the areas GRC impacts and how one organization uses a GRC platform to prioritize vulnerabilities, while delivering visibility and accountability. Specifically, you’ll learn:
• The role of information security in your GRC program.
• How GRC processes can make your data actionable, driving better business decisions.
• How one organization employed GRC to strengthen its vulnerability management program.
Ransomware continues to be one of the most intrusive and pervasive threats today. With organizations of every size and vertical being a potential target, the opportunity exists for traditional MSPs to offer security-as-a-service to help customers protect, detect and respond to such threats.
But, just how bad is the ransomware threat? It's worse than you may think and organizations are not doing enough to combat it.
Hear from industry expert Nick Cavalancia and Garrett Gross, Director of Field Enablement, from AlienVault as they discuss:
- The current state of the ransomware threat
- Common ransomware scenarios, responses, and outcomes
- The opportunity that exists for MSPs to stand in the gap
The biggest tech companies in the world are also the best at customizing their offerings for customers, and predicting what they want. Amazon, Google, and Netflix have been consistently using AI and predictive marketing analytics to first achieve and then maintain their supremacy. Their internal knowledge, matched with large quantities of structured data and a laser focus on what ‘good’ looks like, have been the drivers of their success.
However, in life-sciences marketing, reality has not caught up to the buzz of self-learning systems (AI) and predictive analytics. However, adoption is increasing (albeit slowly), and more and more leaders are excited by benefits their investments may bring.
Our 2017 Multichannel Maturometer revealed that only around half of major life-sciences companies have an integrated customer database across all channels, and digital teams are only slowly being integrated with their IT partners. And as a further challenge, only 20% are claim to be ‘very comfortable’ with measuring HCP engagement.
For companies to really embrace the future of analytics, it is crucial to move from “predictive guessing” to “predictive knowing”. A well-integrated customer database across all channels, a good understanding of what means success, large-enough datasets, ... are just some of the key components for this transition.
In this webinar, we will talk about:
• How does predictive analytics differ from prescriptive analytics?
• When can predictive analytics become relevant (and when not)?
• What are the different enablers for engaging in predictive analytics?
• A few examples to get inspired
Audits strengthen business operations, yet many organizations fear audits. Joseph Kirkpatrick of KirkpatrickPrice will share his insights and expertise on the auditing process and offer key takeaways for leveraging audits to gain a competitive advantage. In this webinar, you’ll learn how audits can:
• Enable a business to work with “at risk” vendors
• Improve privacy and security while enhancing brand trust
• Prevent fines and data breaches
• Strengthen and mature your overall risk program
A converged APM/IPM solution can facilitate true root-cause analysis from an end-to-end IT service management (ITSM) perspective, inclusive of both supporting and customer-facing IT services, as well as across multiple service lifecycle stages. In addition, by having all service team members share an easy-to-use interface that is tailored to each of their requirements minimizes learning curves, enhances operational efficiency and ensures user satisfaction by providing a production-grade monitor to IT staff that are working in staging environments.
Attend this webinar to discover how a converged APM/IPM solution can be leveraged effectively in pre-production to eliminate bottlenecks in testing, delays, re-work or increased deployment risk.
The Geisinger Health Plan cares for over 500,000 members in Northeast and Central Pennsylvania. During this webinar, you’ll learn how the Geisinger team is using Informatica’s metadata driven products and solutions to ensure that data is reliable and trusted. You’ll discover both strategic and tactical considerations for leveraging data quality to meet your goals, including industry best practices, design concepts for governance organizations and the development of core technical competencies. Don’t miss this webinar where you’ll hear about lessons learned and innovative approaches directly from the experts at Geisinger.
With the new generation of Dell EMC Isilon storage, the #1 scale-out NAS platform in the industry, OEM customers will be able to support new, more demanding file applications and workloads; easily keep pace with rapidly growing storage requirements; manage and protect massively large data sets with ease; and gain new levels of efficiency to dramatically cut costs.
KEY TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION:
oDell EMC’s next generation of Isilon Scale out NAS Platforms
oScale out NAS architecture from the Edge to the core to the cloud
oKey industry trends and solution use cases
oIntegrated multi-protocol access and optimised for in place analytics
Surveys show that 61% of companies have experienced slow applications after server virtualization, with 77% pointing to I/O problems as the culprit. Companies are desperately trying to improve their I/O performance to speed-up applications and increase VM density.
The most common performance measurement is IOPS, but is this the best metric?
IOPS depends on a number of variables, including the type of workload being simulated, read/write percentages, sequent/random percentages and block size. Most importantly, IOPS doesn’t indicate the response time.
In this webinar, we’ll discuss better ways to measure response times as I/O increases. These metrics will help you understand why some storage products can claim high number of IOPS but still perform poorly when they are used for critical applications in production.
We will also show how a software-defined storage appliance (the Lenovo DX8200D Powered by DataCore) can speed up your applications.
How should you manage and maintain policies? GRC Pundit, Michael Rasmussen discusses the act of keeping policies current in a world of business change, risk change and regulatory change.
• Policy enforcement and assessment of compliance
• Policy governance, steering committee and the role of the policy manager
• Policy metrics and improvement
• Policy maintenance and updates
• How technology enables the management and maintenance of policy
Are your users tired of having to login to the corporate network via VPN? Do you wish you could manage at-home devices remotely? In our latest release of PCoIP Management Console, we’ve added the ability to manage both office-based and at-home PCoIP Zero Clients.
During this 30-minute webinar you’ll learn the best ways how to set up PCoIP Zero Clients so your employees or external consultants can be productive from wherever they happen to be.
The demonstration will cover how to:
•Configure PCoIP Zero Clients for off-site employees or contractors
•Determine the best WAN settings to recognize out-of-office devices
The in vitro micronucleus assay is one of the most widely used tests to quantify genotoxicity and cytotoxicity, especially as a screening tool in the development of chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Micronuclei (MN) are formed from whole chromosomes or chromosome fragments that lag behind during the metaphase-anaphase transition and are excluded from the main nucleus following division. MN form into small, rounded bodies surrounded by their own nuclear envelope and represent chromosomal mutations that can be used as an endpoint in genotoxicity testing. Typically performed by manual microscopy, the MN assay is laborious and can be subject to scorer bias. To overcome this, automated microscopy and conventional flow cytometry methods have been developed. However, these methods suffer from several limitations such as the requirement to create high quality slides in the case of microscopy and the lack of visual confirmation of MN in the case of flow cytometry. The ImageStream®X (ISX) imaging flow cytometer has the potential to overcome these limitations as it combines the speed, statistical robustness and rare event capture capability of conventional flow cytometry with high resolution fluorescent imagery.
In this webinar, adaptation of the in vitro MN assay to an imaging flow cytometry-based method will be described. Using the ISX Mark II imaging flow cytometer, images of micronucleated mono- and binucleated cells as well as polynucleated cells can be captured at a high flow rate and automatically identified and scored in the Image Data Exploration and Analysis Software (IDEAS®) that accompanies the ISX. A data analysis template created specifically for this application allows for the determination of both genotoxicity and cytotoxicity following treatment with known clastogens and aneugens. This work is the first demonstration of fully automated method for performing the in vitro MN assay on an imaging flow cytometry platform.
Royal Philips of the Netherlands is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips focuses on creating people-centric innovations for 120 years.
By leveraging advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights, Philips innovates to deliver innovative, integrated solutions to its customers. These are meaningful innovations that let Philips’ customers be healthy, live well and enjoy life.
Join us as we speak to Philips about their modernization approach, master data strategy, and architecture to support data-driven innovations. In this webinar, you will:
•Hear Philips describe how the company uses a modern data integration hub architecture with master data management
•Learn how master data management provides one place to master clinical/health, consumer, vendor, product, financial, employee and machine-readable data
•See how a data integration hub publish/subscribe architecture simplifies controlled delivery of consistent master data
•Discover the benefits Philips has realized in improving decision quality, reducing cost of manual data reconciliation and alignment, and gaining competitive advantage through improved time-to-market efficiency
•See a deep-dive into the architecture and the benefits of this approach over traditional approaches
•Engage in a question and answer with Philips and Informatica experts
The industry is being disrupted by integration of the multi-disciplinary capabilities in biology, chemistry and computational power that companies can leverage to develop new solutions to diagnose, treat and manage chronic disease conditions, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. There is immense pressure on companies to build competencies in product development, manufacturing and distribution of new technology platforms such as point-of-care molecular diagnostics to capture new growth opportunities in the precision medicine market—a paradigm shift that will transform clinical practice and treatment outcomes.
Knowing the “right channel” (combination) is just one (key) part of a customer-centric omnichannel strategy. Including other critical dimensions - notably “right content”, “right context”, and “right frequency” – has never been easy. And mapping these onto who the right customer is, and how to benchmark your competition in markets, is a challenge that is only growing.
The Across Health Navigator 3.0 delivers easily navigable insights into all of these components – as well as giving a thorough survey of the third party media which physicians in different specialties and markets use. This final component allows a solid basis for evaluating websites, newsletters, apps, congresses, and online communities.
In this webinar, we will talk about:
- What are the key metrics for customer engagement: right channel, right context, and right frequency
- What channel insights can do for omnichannel campaigns in terms of right content
- How to benchmark your competitors in different TAs and territories
- Evaluating the reach and impact of different third party media
Unisys advises banks, non-bank lenders, insurers, and payments providers developing data management and artificial intelligence capabilities. This webinar will showcase client examples applying machine learning and predictive analytics to optimize consumer engagement, identify fraud and cyber security risks, and bring new capabilities to credit modeling.
About the Speakers:
Rodrigo Fontecilla is vice president and global lead for analytics for Unisys Federal Systems, where he leads all aspects of software development, system integration, mobile development, and data management focused on the federal government. Rod is responsible for providing leadership, coordination, and oversight on all IT solutions, emerging technologies, and IT services delivery to the federal government. He has more than 25 years of professional experience in the capture, design, development, implementation, and management of information management systems delivering mission-critical IT solutions and has an extensive background and expertise in cloud computing, mobile development, social media, enterprise architecture, data analytics, SOA-based solutions, and IT governance.
Maria L. Allen is Senior Director and Global Head of Unisys' Financial Services Portfolio Solutions. In this role, Maria is responsible for building new products and services across all regions, platforms and channels ensuring that solutions and services are delivered in a way that enable our clients to meet their strategic goals and objectives.
For more information on our Advanced Analytics offerings contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit http://www.unisys.com/analytics
Mass spectrometry (MS) is an accepted research tool for both academic and industrial laboratories. As MS continues to gain ground in clinical and industrial testing, the requirements for high throughput, high sensitivity and high accuracy analyses put more emphasis on sample preparation. Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME) is well suited for this purpose as it requires minimal sample, provides pre-concentration of analytes, and allows for quantitative determinations.
This webinar will focus on the use of microextraction devices for direct MS analysis for applications that do not require chromatographic separation. Such analysis often results in very high throughput and more immediate results in comparison to traditional methods. Several Direct MS interfaces will be reviewed. The relevant overview of the literature as applied to the direct MS analysis of microextracted samples will be presented. The presentation also will discuss in more detail the coupling of Direct Analysis Real Time (DART) with a new type of solid phase microextraction devices (known as BioSPME).
AQUA is a departmental quality management software that centralizes all of the machine QA activities, helping to manage the complexity of quality assurance requirements in a radiation therapy department. As part of an MR Linac research project, Aqua was chosen to standardize and manage QA activities. It uses a centralized database to consolidate all QA tests, procedures and results in one location and offers a workflow manager to guide the users in their day-to-day QA tasks.
In this presentation, we will review how University Medical Center Utrecht utilizes Aqua to manage and monitor QA across the radiation therapy department.
Business digital transformation has outpaced conventional cyber defenses. Adversaries no longer attack Firewalls or maneuver laterally between systems to wreak havoc on operations, customers and brands. External threats are the root cause for the majority of today’s incidents and breaches. A recent IDG survey revealed that 70% of enterprises have zero to modest confidence in the ability to reduce their digital attack surface. VA scanners, pen testing and systems tools all provide visibility and control of internal assets, but they fail on the vast number of dynamic web systems, web apps and other components connected to a business and are blind to subsidiaries, ecosystem, global and hosted sites, and service providers - all with possible susceptibility. How can SOC and GRC teams gain the active discovery and direct insight needed to respond to exposed external facing exposed assets - even those not under control of IT? Join RiskIQ and (ISC)2 on October 26, 2017 at 1:00PM Eastern as we explore how to leverage advanced internet reconnaissance, automation, and mitigation to address mounting digital attack surface gaps.
If you needed to provide reports to management or an auditor to prove that your IT security controls are in place and working, how long would it take you to do that? And, how many different tools would you need to consult? The AlienVault Unified Security Management (USM) platform integrates many of the core security capabilities you need along with built-in reports to help you implement IT security best practice frameworks like the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF), as well as demonstrate compliance with PCI DSS, HIPAA and other regulations.
Join this webcast to see how the USM platform makes it easy to:
Automate log collection, analysis and event correlation in a single console
Continuously scan for new assets and vulnerabilities
Get alerted of suspicious behavior like privilege escalations, account changes, malware and ransomware threats, and more
Simplify compliance with pre-built and customizable reports mapped to numerous regulatory requirements
With more than 1 million deaths worldwide every year, lung cancer remains an area of unmet needs. Realistic human 3D models are required to improve preclinical predictivity. To that end, we have engineered a novel in vitro lung cancer model, OncoCilAir™, which combines a functional reconstituted human airway epithelium, human lung fibroblasts and lung adenocarcinoma cell lines. Because of its unique lifespan (>3 month) and its dual composition (healthy and cancerous human tissues), OncoCilAir allows for the concurrent testing of the efficacy of drug candidates against malignant cells and their non-toxicity against healthy tissues. Accordingly, a first proof of concept study performed on a panel of anti-cancer drugs including the investigational drugs selumetinib and Mekinist® demonstrated that OncoCilAir™ carrying the KRASG12S mutation showed responsiveness in agreement with first clinical reported results, validating this unique tissue model as a predictive tool for anticancer drug efficacy evaluation. We have now extended the model to EGFR mutations. Results showed that OncoCilAir™ EGFRdel19 is sensitive to Tarceva® and Iressa® treatments and provides a useful model to decipher in vitro mechanisms of resistance. Lastly, because it retains in vitro the specificities of human tropism to viral infection, OncoCilAir™ stand out as an ideal model for testing oncolytic virus therapies. All together, these data highlights the OncoCilAir model as a versatile platform which provides a unique opportunity to accelerate the development of optimal lung cancer therapies while sparing the lives of many animals.
Everyone knows drug diversion can be a major challenge for monitoring anesthesia, but not everyone knows how to take preventive measures to reduce the risk of diversion in the operating room. Join diversion expert Kim New for guidance on how to prevent, detect, and react to anesthesia diversion.
Organizations in the healthcare industry handle data more sensitive (and valuable) than that of companies in perhaps any other sector. Because of this, those organizations need to demonstrate a heightened standard of data security and privacy. To ensure this, the U.S. has enacted the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). While use of the cloud affords organizations greater efficiency, it also complicates issues of security and regulatory compliance. But the good news is that solutions that enable cloud and security are available. Join Bitglass and (ISC)2 on November 2, 2017 at 1:00PM Eastern to learn about the requirements of HIPAA and the specific security capabilities that healthcare firms need in order to meet compliance requirements.
The Cancer Vanguard is a bold initiative setup to take leadership in the delivery of the National Cancer Strategy – Achieving World-Class Cancer Outcomes published in 2015 with a key aim of designing and implementing new and increasingly patient centric models of care in Cancer that can benefit and be adopted by the wider national cancer system.
In summer 2016 the Cancer Vanguard medicines optimisation team launched the ‘Pharma Challenge’ as an opportunity for the pharma and life sciences industry to identify innovative ways in which it could work in partnership with the NHS to improve the effective use of NHS resources, enhance the NHS’ understanding of the patient experience and make medicines optimisation part of routine practice. Four projects were taken forward including a partnership between the Cancer Vanguard, QuintilesIMS, Merck and uMotif,
This unique example of partnership working across the health system is focussed on the service at large, not just the pill, and uses leading edge data analytics to analyse, benchmark and visualise the current state of the cancer pathways within the Cancer Vanguard Trusts. Furthermore it encompasses multiple aspects of the service provision ranging from patient outcomes and experiences, the flow of treatment and the usage of medicine in order to inform an evidence based and patient centric approach to service redesign and resource optimisation.
The development of human iPSC technology offers researchers the ability to more accurately generate physiologically relevant models of disease and normal tissues in the laboratory. Advances in iPSC generation have allowed many laboratories to make their own cell lines; however, researchers rarely have the resources needed to establish stocks, undertake quality control and share their own de novo iPSC cell lines with other laboratories. A pre-existing and established iPSC collection therefore allows iPSC researchers to obtain “off the shelf” access to a large, robust and reliable supply of iPS cell lines that represent diverse donor to donor variability and which include disease status normal controls and gene edited cell lines. iPSCs from ECACC are standardised and quality controlled and have the benefit of coming from a trusted and internationally recognised collection with worldwide distribution.
Set to double in the next two years, the managed security services market is being driven by the rising cost of security. One MSP found the formula for success by using Identity Management not only to streamline internal security controls but to also help customers reduce risk. If you are using or planning to use managed security services, join CA and (ISC)2 on November 9, 2017 at 1:00PM Eastern to discover the security requirements that require identity and access. We'll discuss use cases managed security companies are addressing and provide insight on how best of breed companies are adapting.
Multi-spectral imaging flow cytometry (MIFC) is an established analytical method for cellular analysis, however has only recently been evaluated for characterization of sub-visible particles in therapeutic formulations despite numerous favorable attributes including:
• Simultaneous collection of bright-field, side-scatter, and fluorescent imagery
• Sensitive detection of particles 100 nm-100 μm
• High image quality using 20X-60X magnification objectives
• 100% sampling efficiency using hydrodynamic focusing
• Small sample volume requirement (20 μL)
• Linear concentration range up to 100 million/mL
• Wide flow cell (250 μm) minimizes clogs
Assorted case studies using MIFC for analysis of protein and vaccine formulations will be presented, with an emphasis on measurements and samples that pose challenges for current techniques- including detection of small and transparent particles, direct analysis of highly concentrated formulations, and fluorescence characterization of particle type, chemical composition, and heterogeneous interactions.
Many Pharmacopeia materials contain water as hydrates or in adsorbed form. Therefore the determination of the water content is important to maintaining compliance with the Pharmacopeia guidelines. Generally one of the three methods are given in the monographs, Method I (Titrimetric), Method II (Azeotropic), or Method III (Gravimetric). This poster will discuss the application of these methods to moisture determinations focusing on Karl Fischer techniques.
Enterprise-level risk assessments are a business necessity today in light of data breaches, global outsourcing, and regulatory compliance challenges like GDPR. In this webinar, LockPath and Focal-Point will discuss strategies and best practices for creating and leveraging enterprise risk assessments. Attendees will learn:
• Common goals and objectives for enterprise risk assessments
• How to define assessment metrics
• When to determine if a risk assessment is needed
• When to use an integrated assessment vs. an individual assessment
This is a can’t miss webinar for anyone responsible for enterprise-level risk and concerned about threats to business operations.