Sage Bionetworks Announces Program to Develop BRIDGE: an IT Platform That Leverages Patient Wisdom and Data for 21st Century Biomedical Research

Published: Sep 30, 2013

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STANFORD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At today’s Stanford Medicine X conference, Dr. Stephen Friend, president of Sage Bionetworks announced funding and partnerships with three health communities for the development of BRIDGE, a cloud-based collaborative science platform designed to incorporate open data, patient wisdom and public involvement into biomedical research. Friend, a visionary in open science, started Sage Bionetworks in 2009 to accelerate biomedical research using open systems, incentives and interoperable standards. Until now, Sage Bionetworks has focused the majority of its resources on developing Synapse, a computational “geek’s sandbox” in which researchers can aggregate and analyze data and share results in real time.

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