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May 6, 2009

A World of Possibilities

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Launched as a nationally and internationally syndicated program in 2003, “A World of Possibilities” is an award-winning, one-hour weekly radio program of public affairs. It seeks to build bridges across boundaries of background and belief and discover solutions to longstanding challenges through penetrating conversations with pragmatic social innovators, leading policy analysts and big-picture thinkers on key national and global issues.

To hear the recent interview with CollabRx Founder and Chairman, Dr. Jay M. Tenenbaum

February 26, 2009

CollabRx, Alacris Partner on Cancer Sequencing Project

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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News)–CollabRx, a San Francisco-based personalized cancer research services firm, today said that it has initiated a cancer sequencing project in collaboration with Alacris Pharmaceuticals.

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February 26, 2009

Jay Tenenbaum Urges Collaboration to Treat the Long Tail of Disease

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February 26, 2009 | SAN FRANCISCO–In the powerful opening keynote at CHI’s Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference on Wednesday, Jay “Marty” Tenenbaum, founder and chairman of CollabRx, urged members of the life sciences community to share their resources to empower personalized research and help satisfy the unmet medical needs of the “long tail” of disease. “As a patient…I want to tap all of the world’s knowledge and all of the world’s resources into curing my disease,” Tenenbaum said.

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February 26, 2009

CollabRx Launches New Service to Guide Personalized Cancer Treatment: CollabRx ONE

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(BUSINESS WIRE) — CollabRx, Inc. announced today the launch of its new personalized cancer research service, CollabRx ONE, designed to provide physicians with new insights into specific treatment options for their cancer patients.

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December 16, 2008

PatientsLikeMe.com Aggregates Data Payer, Industry Applications

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AIS’s Health Business Daily

By Michael E. Carbine, Editor

“PatientsLikeMe, a social networking Web site, provides an interactive online community for patients with what Ben Haywood, a co-founder, calls ‘life changing illnesses:’ Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), HIV and mood disorders.

“But what makes the Web site’s business model particularly interesting is its focus on aggregating data that payers, providers and industry can use to create products and services that improve the lives of patients.”

PatientsLikeMe is a CommerceNet portfolio company.

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December 8, 2008

PatientsLikeMe Launches Community for People with Fibromyalgia

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Cambridge, Mass., December 08, 2008

PatientsLikeMe, the leading online community for patients with life-changing conditions, announces the launch of its newest community for people with fibromyalgia. Patients can chart the course of their disease by answering simple questions about their experience and adding their treatments and symptoms to their profile. All profiles are shared within the community, so patients can find others like them and learn from each other.

“‘There is no question fibromyalgia patients are experiencing significant debilitating symptoms,’ says co-founder James Heywood. ‘We have the potential to understand this disease in a way that helps advance its treatment.’

“As part of its launch this week, PatientsLikeMe has a blog series, ‘Voices of Fibromyalgia,’ devoted to the disease from the patient perspective. Tomorrow’s blog features a Q&A with triathlete and fibromyalgia patient Minnie Lee. ‘PatientsLikeMe has massive potential to be a crucial resource for fibromyalgia patients by having every possible symptom and treatment laid out in one central source,’ says Lee.

“PatientsLikeMe, which launched its first community for patients with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in 2006, is rapidly expanding. In 2008 alone, PatientsLikeMe has launched customized communities for people with HIV, depression and bipolar (and other mood-related conditions), a series of orphan diseases (PSP, MSA, and Devic’s) and fibromyalgia. All communities are free to join.

“The company and its expansion is profiled in this week’s BusinessWeek magazine and featured in a 12/5/08 segment on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.”

PatientsLikeMe is a CommerceNet portfolio company.

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December 6, 2008

Networking for a Cure

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CBS Evening News

“One woman has taken her crusade against ALS to the Web, creating a social networking site in the hopes of finding a cure. Dr. Sanjay Gupta has more.”

PatientsLikeMe is a CommerceNet portfolio company.

Watch the “Networking for a Cure” video at CBS Online 

 

December 4, 2008

Health 2.0: Patients as Partners

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BusinessWeek 

By Catherine Arnst

Social networks like PatientsLikeMe let people take charge of their own care–changing the nature of drug research and the practice of medicine

“…Medicine has always been a top-down affair. Doctors, drug companies, regulators, and researchers are the expert gate-keepers, telling patients what they need to know. Even their own medical records are locked away to protect their privacy. So what would happen if critically ill patients joined together, obtained their personal information, and made it public?

“Just such a real-world experiment is under way at a Web-based social network started by the company PatientsLikeMe,” a CommerceNet portfolio company.

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November 24, 2008

Demo.com Says UsableLogin Delivers Superior Security

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In September 2008, Usable Security Systems, a CommerceNet portfolio company, demonstrated its new product–UsableLogin–at DEMOfall08.

DEMO has this to say about UsableLogin on Usable’s almuni page:

“Admit it: you have a critical password scribbled on a Post-It note somewhere. We should know better, but the fact is passwords are a pain and we want life to be easy. Usable Security Systems understands the issue and has created a secure password scheme that embraces our humanness yet makes us much more secure. UsableLogin delivers superior security for individuals and protected sites with virtually no barrier to adoption. Why wouldn’t you use it, unless maybe you have a thing for Post-Its.

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November 21, 2008

Four of Molecular Medicine’s Thought Leaders Will Keynote at Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference

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“November 21, 2008–Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s (CHI) flagship event, the Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference (February 24 – 27, 2009) will feature four of molecular medicine’s thought leaders as Plenary Keynotes.

Jay M. Tenenbaum, Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Scientist of CollabRx, Inc., will deliver a keynote presentation to discuss “Using Molecular Medicine to Do Therapeutic Development in the Network Age,” on Wednesday, February 25, 2009, at 8:55am. Dr. Tenenbaum is a leader in Internet commerce and tells the personal and timely story of transforming healthcare and accelerating therapy development through virtual biotechs.”

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