Increasingly, commercial technologies are created, guided or accompanied by bioinformatics innovation, to the extent that those bioinformatics innovations may be as important as the biotech or electronic technologies they relate to.

Businesses that fail to adequately protect such bioinformatics innovation will miss out on significant value in their business.

We look at patent trends in bioinformatics along with some real life case studies in order to see how companies have successfully protected bioinformatics innovations in areas including computational neuroscience (including in silico brains), DNA Sequencing (where algorithms allow the detection of microbes down to the strain level) and remote healthcare monitoring (where wearable electronic devices and Internet of Things technologies are enabling increasingly sophisticated remote healthcare monitoring and intervention).

Presenters:

Dr Lauris Kemp and Dr Andrew McGettrick

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