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Petsofi Case Study: How MediSapiens helped build an Animal Health Platform to Facilitate Pet Owners’ Access to Animal Welfare Services

Having a great team and transparent communication can turn your ideas into a real application! Hats off to MediSapiens! Building an animal health platform to facilitate pet owners’ access to animal welfare services is not easy when you have a complex architecture, rough database and, more importantly, only have ideas in your mind and want…

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Data Schemas and Curation – What’s the Deal?

Data schemas are an effective way to describe the structure of your data – you could think of it as a data dictionary or shared standard. Schemas define what you want your data to look like and make it possible to automate the curation to reach that goal. Having a standard dictionary, either internal or…

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CEO’s Thoughts on 10th Anniversary of MediSapiens

This year MediSapiens is celebrating its 10th anniversary since the company’s founding in 2009. Sami Kilpinen, the CEO of MediSapiens and one of the founding members of the company is excited to start the year: “Wow. Ten years. It’s been an incredible ride, yet I still feel excited, both from what is behind and what…

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Innatoss Case Study – How an Efficient Database Solution Helped to Improve Quality in Lyme Borreliosis Diagnostics

Efficient management and analysis of biomedical data is not a simple task, and especially in the field of diagnostics the importance of secure and scalable solutions to handle the data in effective workflows is key to success. Innatoss Laboratories, a research organization building innovative diagnostics for infectious diseases such as Q fever and Lyme disease,…

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Data Management – What Is Required?

When I visit a conference, exhibition or presentation, I tend to hear the sentence “We really need to implement a data management strategy”, which is then usually followed by “Our data will grow exponentially in the next few years, we need to be prepared”. After that, once you start talking in more detail, you will…

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Data Curation and Ontology Mapping: Challenges and Solutions

Everyone who has performed curation of clinical and phenotypic data sets knows how time consuming this work can be. Add to that the risk of spelling errors, the challenges of coordination between team members all performing the same tasks (did you use “male” or “MALE”?) and it becomes clear that data curation is not always…

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Data Curation – the Foundation of Data-Driven Research

Heterogeneity within and between data sets makes scientific analysis significantly more challenging. It is thus imperative that data sets are cleaned up, standardized and harmonized before they are used for analytical purposes. Data sets that are inconsistent in their use of terminology, ontologies and formats cannot provide the quality results researchers require. Over the course…

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