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DHS S&T licenses out data analysis tool to assist biopharma companies


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: March 28th, 2018

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has commercialized a data-analysis tool that helps biopharma companies find the link between therapies and patients.

The tool known as Socrates is designed to discover patterns and relationships in large, complex datasets found in social, financial, energy and biological domains, with additional applications in cybersecurity. It was recently licensed to artificial intelligence company BullFrog AI through S&T’s Transition to Practice (TTP) Program, marking the program’s seventh successful commercialization since the start of the current fiscal year.

The agreement with BullFrog AI grants the company exclusive use of Socrates in the field of analytical services for biopharmaceutical therapeutic applications.

“This transition is all the more remarkable when considering the exciting new applications that are being made possible,” says Nadia Carlsten, program manager of TTP. “Socrates had already been utilized in government, including within DHS components, to address multiple data-analysis needs, and its use in biotech promises to be equally successful.”

Douglas Maughan, director of the cyber security division at S&T, comments, “This commercialization shows conclusively that the [TTP] program is living up to its name and fulfilling its mission by consistently transitioning innovative technology to the marketplace, where it can make the most impact.”

Source: Newswise

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