We synthesize the world's biomedical knowledge.

nference is building a holistic software platform that synthesizes the world’s exponentially-growing and siloed biomedical knowledge. nference uses state-of-the-art neural networks for real-time, automated extraction of insights by triangulating unstructured and structured information from the biomedical literature as well as from large scale molecular and real world datasets. The platform enables a diverse set of applications ranging from R&D to commercial strategy and operations in the life sciences ecosystem.

Opportunity

The Digitization of Healthcare

In the last 15 years, the world has seen a massive digitization of healthcare information driven by the exponential increase and availability of scientific literature, molecular data and real world evidence. Advances in next-generation sequencing have significantly reduced the cost of sequencing and this has enabled large-scale initiatives like the UK Biobank where 500K patients have been sequenced and their de-identified clinico-genomic data is now available to scientists worldwide. Another important driver of this digitization has been the rapid adoption of electronic medical records, which has created an incredible amount of data about human health in the real world. This digitization is affording us an unprecedented opportunity to solve complex medical problems and improve the lives of people on a global scale. However, this explosion of data regarding the biology of disease has far outpaced the human ability to consume and make sense of it. This is a major challenge for scientists working to translate biomedical data into new treatments and diagnostics for patients that need them.

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The nference Platform

Triangulation across Data Siloes

Most of biomedical information is in unstructured form, such as clinical notes, scientific literature, pathology images, ECG waveforms, etc. This information was originally meant for an expert (physician/physician scientist) to interpret. Such unstructured data are rich in biological context and therapeutic outcomes. However, they are not directly computable from a research perspective. The nference technology makes unstructured knowledge computable and enables seamless triangulation with various structured databases that are often siloed (such as vitals, lab tests, ICD codes, genomic sequences). By establishing concordance or discordance of insights computed from differentiated knowledge bases at scale, our platform in turn enables scientists and physicians to answer deeper questions on disease biology, longitudinal progression of treatment outcomes, and therapeutic/diagnostic options to best serve patients.

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Our Differentiation

Exclusive Partnership with Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic Platform is a strategic initiative to improve health care through insights and knowledge derived from data. The initial venture under the platform, the Clinical Data Analytics Platform, will apply advanced data analytics on deidentified data from Mayo Clinic and other organizations, as well as the vast information in the scientific literature to advance medicine and improve the health of patients. Mayo Clinic chose nference as its first Clinical Data Analytics Platform partner to accelerate drug discovery and development across the biopharmaceutical ecosystem to create cures for patients. nference will focus on identifying targets and biomarkers for new drugs, optimal matching of patients with therapeutic regimen, and real world data and real world evidence applications, such as label expansion, post-marketing surveillance and drug purposing. nference will be the exclusive partner for analytic services to the biopharmaceutical industry.

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Our Focus

Strategic Collaborations with Biopharma Companies

nference partners with leading biopharmaceutical companies to solve major challenges in a variety of areas such as drug discovery, clinical research, life cycle management, clinical operations and BD/commercial strategy. As part of these collaborations, nference scientists work closely with experts at those biopharmaceutical companies to answer critical questions by leveraging the nferX software platform and its ability to triangulate insights from both public and proprietary datasets. Learn more about our products and services.

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Our Team

Combining the Best of the Tech and Biotech Worlds

nference is headquartered in Kendall Square (Cambridge, MA), the World’s biotech capital. We believe having a team with deep expertise in technology and biology is one of nference’s main competitive advantages.

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Contact Us

Cambridge (HQ)

One Main Street, Suite 400
East Arcade, 4th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142

Bangalore

2nd Floor, Indiqube Golf View Homes,
3rd Cross Road, S R Layout,
Wind Tunnel Road,
Murugesh Palaya,
Bengaluru 560017

Toronto

111 Peter St
Toronto, ON M5V 2G9, Canada

Rochester

18 3rd Street S.W. Suite #201
Rochester, MN 55902

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