BC Platforms to collaborate in development of new statistical methods for Omics datasets
October 8, 2012
The new project brings together established EU academic and industrial researchers in metabolomics, glycomics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, scientific computing and epidemiology, with complementary expertise. The 14 participants will collaborate in the MIMOmics project to develop statistical methods for the integrated analysis of metabolomics, proteomics, glycomics and genomic datasets in large studies. Funding for the five-year project is €6 million from the EU's seventh framework programme. For more information about this and our other projects, see our EU FP Projects.
BC Platforms at EAAP 2012 in Bratislava!
September 2, 2012
BC Platforms would like to thank all the participants at the EAAP 2012 conference in Bratislava. The organisasation committee was able to have participants from around the world at this well-organised event. The importance of genetic research seems to be on the rise and BC Platforms succeeded in having serious discussions with many different organisations.
"There seems to be a demand for genetic management systems in the animal world" concludes Lasse Oz, of BC Platforms, "and it has been a pleasure talking with people from all over the world, who are facing the same challenges".
For more information about the information BC Platforms presented at EAAP2012 please contact us here.
Setting up an LSDB?
August 20, 2012
Locus Specific Databases are powerful information hubs. As a partner in the EU-funded Gen2Phen project, we would like to advertise the Leiden Open Variation Database, or LOVD, as your choice of LSDB software. At version 2.0 the LOVD product is already very mature, easy to set up, and maintain. We are looking for partners to help us build integration between LOVD curated variant database and our trusted BC|OS analysis platforms. If you are planning on setting up an LSDB for your gene of interest, side by side with a BC Platforms analysis environment, we're asking you to consider the LOVD as an option. Please, send all queries to
Sharing your variants?
July 16, 2012
Are you thinking about publishing the genomic variants you have come up with? We at BC Platforms believe that you should not just publish them but to make them publicly available in the most convenient and informative way. As a partner in the EU-funded Gen2Phen project, we would like to suggest that you take a look at the Cafe Variome. If you find yourself interested in submitting variants from your BC environment, please contact us at
BC Platforms to participate in Cell-O-Matic - new project about single cell genomics
March 12, 2012
The Cell-O-Matic Project involves 13 partners from 2 universities, 2 multi-national industries, and 9 SMEs. The project will synergize their efforts to develop a new chip-based technology for processing DNA from individual cells that will enhance the quality and throughput of present and future DNA sequencing significantly. The three-year project has received €6 million in funding from the EU's 7th Frame Program. For more information about this and our other projects, see our EU FP Projects.
BC Platforms to partner with the world-wide collaboration on investigating dengue epidemics
March 1, 2012
Fourteen partner-institutions in eight countries spread across three continents have unified their efforts and expertise to better understand and manage dengue epidemics that spread increasingly rapidly towards regions where the disease was traditionally not present, including Europe. Each of the partners brings its own high level expertise on dengue to make the project a collaborative success, funded by the European Union for €6 million. As an SME partner, BC Platforms delivers the project's database system, collaborates with the researchers, bioinformaticians and programmers in analysis tasks and takes care of the project data management tasks during the five-year project. For more information, see the full press release (PDF 380 kb)
BC Platforms to join international research project investigating metabolic syndrome
January 9, 2012
Eighteen institutions in Europe and Northern Africa have begun research on a project to study genetic and environmental determinants of metabolic syndrome in immigrant Mediterranean populations. The project brings together competences of anthropologists, geneticists and demographists in the effort to uncover genetic susceptibility for insulin resistance. The four-year project is funded by the European Union for €3 million. For more information about this and our other projects, see our EU FP Projects.
BC Platforms at IGES 2011!
September 22, 2011
BC Platforms recently attended the IGES 2011 happening in Heidelberg, Germany and we would like to thank all the participants and organisers of this event! The event was very well organised and we were happy to meet many acquaintances and customers in this conference.
"It was a pleasure to get a lot of positive feedback from our current customers and we were happy to see our solutions fit many research groups' needs across Europe and the Americas" says BC Platforms CTO Timo Kanninen.
For more information about the information BC Platforms presented at IGES please contact us here.
BC Platforms strengthens its sales team
May 26, 2011
In its quest to bring further strength to the sales team, BC Platforms is proud to announce the appointments of Paul Watkins to Director of Business Development, North America and Lasse Oz to Sales Manager, EMEA. In these positions the gentlemen are expected to bring experience and energy to the sales team and ensure continued sales growth and client satisfaction. For more information, see full press release (PDF 53 kb)
BC Platforms' data management system to enhance data storage, sharing and analysis at the Estonian Genome Center
September 8, 2010
BC Platforms Ltd announces the signing of a multi-year contract for the delivery of its BC|SNPmax and BC|SEQUENCE data management platforms at the Estonian Genome Center. The company's data management platforms enable the Estonian Genome Center to efficiently and securely store, share and analyze the massive amounts of research data produced from the samples in the Estonian Gene Bank. For more information, see the press release (PDF 85 kb)
BC Platforms to provide a data management solution for a large European project investigating diabetic complications
May 12, 2010
18 European universities and research centers have unified their efforts to find genetic and other biological causes (biomarkers) to advance in the battle against complications caused by diabetic diseases. BC Platforms delivers the project database system, collaborates with the researchers, bioinformaticians and programmers in order to connect new scientific tools with it, and takes care of the data management tasks during the five-year project. The project funding, approximately 40 million dollars, is granted by the European Union and complemented by money from five European pharmaceutical companies. For more information, see the press release (PDF 111 kb)
European and Canadian-based scientific projects join forces to address connections between genetics and diseases
March 29, 2010
The international science consortia GEN2PHEN and the Public Population Project in Genomics (P3G) have signed an agreement to coordinate the genetic research efforts of 45 research institutions from 25 countries. European-based GEN2PHEN and Montreal-based P3G will be working together to streamline the collection and utilization of electronic data that holds the key to how gene sequences contribute to inter-individual differences in diseases, drug responses, and other characteristics. BC Platforms will contribute to the effort through the development of standard data models and terminologies and in the development of generic and standardized local database solutions; these solutions are specifically tailored to creating data outputs in standardized formats. For more information, see P3G-Gen2Phen press release (PDF 79 kb)
BC|Enterprise Research Database Platform to optimize research data management at the Center for Molecular Medicine at Karolinska Institutet
December 14, 2009
BC Platforms Ltd announces a multi-year partnership to enhance clinical and genetic research data management and analysis at the Center for Molecular Medicine at Karolinska Institutet (CMM). BC Platforms will implement their BC|Enterprise Research Database Platform in to the existing CMM IT infrastructure. The centrally installed platform will improve the management, secure storage, sharing and analysis of research data, further accelerating the collaboration among the research groups at CMM. CMM connects 400 employees from the largest university hospital and medical university in Sweden - Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet. Aside from the BC|Enterprise Research Database Platform, this partnership provides both parties an excellent environment to collaborate, learn and further develop solutions for research data management and analysis. For more information, see the press release (PDF 52 kb)
Biocomputing Platforms to provide data management for the European-wide LUPA dog genetics project
September 15, 2008
The 16 million euro LUPA project is being conducted be a consortium of 20 research groups at European veterinary schools and universities. Researching canine genetics, the LUPA project's work will have applications for advancing the study of human disease genetics. The BC|SNPmax system will be used for the project data management and genetic analysis. For more information, see Biocomputing Platforms' press release (PDF 144 kb)
Biocomputing Platforms in GEN2PHEN - Major European Project to Create New Knowledgebase of Gene-Disease Relationships
February 5, 2008
Biocomputing Platforms is taking part in the 12 Million Euro ´GEN2PHEN´ project, funded by the European Commission, aimed to harness the web to capture and unify genetic information that fundamentally impacts on a person's health and disease processes. For more information, see Gen2Phen website.
Biocomputing Platforms in the Bio-IT World cover-story: SNPing Away at Genome-Wide Disease Association Studies
August 8, 2007
Read about Biocomputing Platforms's BC|SNPmax data management system in Bio-IT World.