The technological advancements in recent years have acted as a catalyst to bring the interdisciplinary scientific field of bioinformatics into the forefront. In addition to finding various applications in the field of healthcare, genetics, pharmaceuticals, and medical science, bioinformatics, today, plays a quintessential role in the field of biomedical research. Many insidious problems like standardization of file formats and data access methods, integration and interoperability of information, and visualization of the retrieved data are now being addressed by these innovative bioinformatics solutions in the market. Moreover, it’s indispensability in analyzing and interpreting the ‘Big Data’ volumes that various biological and medical processes generate has led to a rise in the requirement of bioinformatics solution providers across various sectors. These bioinformatics solutions underpin biological and medical researches and development across the world, from genome sequencing, molecular modeling, and molecular design, to the development of biological networks, databases, and software.
To this extent, the emergence and advancement of the bioinformatics field has been closely associated with the automated programming that is required to handle and analyze this large amount of data. The introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) has increasingly gained attention and has created a lot of ripples in the research arena. The implementation of AI in bioinformatics encompasses both basic and clinical research. Similarly, machine learning has also become a significant tool for most of the bioinformatics solutions. These modern bioinformatics solutions can come in the form of simple command-line tools to more complex graphical programs and standalone web-services; while certain solutions are software packages to analyze and interpret biological data, some are instrumentation and supplies for various biological analyses and researches.
At this juncture, there is an increasing number of solution providers and consulting companies in the bioinformatics domain that provide varieties of bioinformatics solutions and services. To help companies choose the best offerings that fits their requirement, CIO Applications has compiled this edition. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for the aspiring CIOs.
We present to you CIO Applications’, “Top 10 Bioinformatics Consulting/Service Companies – 2020.”