The intelligent search engine for biomedical specialists

"GoPubMed is a sort of an intelligent Google for biomedical specialists," explains Dr Michael Alvers, CEO and Co-founder of Transinsight. "The search engine saves time and so accelerates research significantly."

Founded in November 2005, Transinsight is a software company focused on the life sciences that provides products and solutions for intelligent search technologies. Their main product, GoPubMed, was partly developed during the IST project, Biogrid, by Professor Michael Schroeder and his research team from the Biotechnology Centre at the Technical University of Dresden.

"Biomedical researchers have to be familiar with a huge number of publications," notes Schroeder, Transinsight's Chief Scientific Officer and Co-founder. "The PubMed database currently contains 15 million biomedical publications that have to be assessed by research groups."

"Researchers in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries spend an average of 12.4 hours a week searching for relevant information," adds Alvers.

GoPubMed can search literature repositories, websites, intranets and desktops. It indexes results and thus allows users to explore a large body of results in a structured manner.

In contrast to classical search engines, GoPubMed can answer questions using its background knowledge in molecular biology, medicine, drug development and food science. To illustrate this point, a search for 'aspirin inhibits' on a classical search engine returns a large number of unstructured results that do not answer the user's original question. On the other hand, a search with GoPubMed reveals that the most frequently mentioned pathway for 'aspirin inhibits' is the cyclooxygenase pathway.

Schroeder stresses, "GoPubMed] is intelligent and presents the search results in a way that is specifically linked to the interests of a particular research group."

Thanks to its groundbreaking and competitive product, the young company has already won its first corporate customer – Unilever in the UK. Explaining why Unilever decided to purchase the software, Dr Cecilia Eyre remarks "GoPubMed helps us to quickly screen the vast literature for hidden gems and to discover trends in science."

With exciting commercial prospects, the start-up company has also been quick to attract investment. This past January, it was announced that Transinsight had received €500,000 of seed funding from Germany's recently established High-Tech-Gründerfonds and a further undisclosed sum from a private investor in Hamburg.

Indeed, such are the high expectations for Transinsight, that the firm was very recently crowned as one of only three 'Lighthouse projects of the High-Tech-Gründerfonds' by Michael Glos, German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Technology.

Contact:
Dr Michael R. Alvers
CEO
Transinsight GmbH
Tatzberg 47-51
D-01307 Dresden
Germany
Tel: +49-351-46340059
Fax: +49-351-46340061
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Source: IST Results Portal

Most Popular Now

AI can Help Improve Emergency Room Admis…

Generative artificial intelligence (AI), such as GPT-4, can help predict whether an emergency room patient needs to be admitted to the hospital even with only minimal training on a limited...

Philips ePatch and AI Analytics Platform…

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, announced the successful nationwide rollout of its ambulatory cardiac monitoring service in Spain using its unique wearable ePatch...

Comprehensive Bibliographic Dataset Adva…

A groundbreaking study published in Health Data Science, a Science Partner Journal, introduces a curated bibliographic dataset that aims to revolutionize the landscape of Health Artificial Intelligence (AI) research. Led...

AI Health Coach Lowers Blood Pressure an…

A new study in JMIR Cardio, published by JMIR Publications, shows that a fully digital, artificial intelligence (AI)-driven lifestyle coaching program can effectively reduce blood pressure (BP) in adults with...

Will Generative AI Change the Way Univer…

Since the launch of ChatGPT 3 in November 2022, we've been abuzz with talk of artificial intelligence: is it an unprecedented opportunity, or will it rob everyone of jobs and...

New Deep Learning Model is 'Game Ch…

Research led by the University of Plymouth has shown that a new deep learning AI model can identify what happens and when during embryonic development, from video. Published in the Journal...

Huge NHS Cloud Deals Mean Tough Question…

Opinion Article by Chris Scarisbrick, Deputy Managing Director, Sectra. The largest public cloud projects to ever take place within the NHS are beginning. Regional procurements for public cloud hosted diagnostic imaging...

AI Tech should Augment Physician Decisio…

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in clinical health care has the potential to transform health care delivery but it should not replace physician decision-making, says the American College of...

A Three-Point Plan for Digital Delivery

Sam Shah has seen health tech policy up-close and worries that little progress has been made over the past five-years. However, he has a plan for any health and social...

Facial Thermal Imaging + AI Accurately P…

A combination of facial thermal imaging and artificial intelligence (AI) can accurately predict the presence of coronary artery disease, finds research published in the open access journal BMJ Health &...

New AI Algorithm Detects Rare Epileptic …

More than 3.4 million people in the US and 65 million people worldwide have epilepsy, a neurological disorder that affects the nervous system and causes seizures. One in 26 people...

Siemens Healthineers Debuts New Cardiolo…

Siemens Healthineers announces new cardiology applications with artificial intelligence for the Acuson Sequoia ultrasound system, as well as a new 4D transesophageal (TEE) transducer for cardiology exams. These cardiology applications...