Double recognition for SciBite in Bio-IT World Innovative Practices Awards 2023

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SciBite has won the Innovative Practice Award at Bio-IT World 2023 for its collaboration with the City of Hope and also for its pivotal role as the ontology ecosystem in AbbVie’s Innovative Practices Award win.

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Cambridge, May 28, 2023 – SciBite, an Elsevier company and leading provider of semantic software solutions for the life sciences industry, has won the Innovative Practice Award at Bio-IT World 2023 for its collaboration with the City of Hope, a world-renowned cancer research and treatment center on the Precision Oncology Software Environment Interoperable Data Ontologies Network (POSEIDON) project. Furthermore, the SciBite platform was also recognized for its pivotal role as the ontology ecosystem in AbbVie’s Innovative Practices Award win for their R&D Convergence Hub (ARCH) project, which is driving convergence in AbbVie R&D as a centralized knowledge platform.

POSEIDON project with City of HopeCity of Hope’s vision for POSEIDON was to create a highly scalable, compliant, cloud-based platform to unlock the wealth of data captured in their precision medicine program. POSEIDON aims to de-silo legacy and current clinical data, foster collaboration, and make complex clinical and multi-omic data accessible to investigators across City of Hope’s network of more than 35 hospitals and treatment centers.

The key challenges that POSEIDON aims to address are the de-siloing of primary and secondary clinical research data and harmonizing this data to facilitate findability and accessibility. POSEIDON enables investigators to access and visualize data from clinical and multi-omics data. It provides an engine that can be utilized for cohort discovery and exploration, preliminary feasibility testing, deriving patient-specific insights based on real-world data (RWD) and real-world evidence (RWE), and delivering real-world insights (RWI).

To create this harmonized data, POSEIDON employs both CENtree and TERMite, SciBite’s ontology management platform and named entity recognition engine, respectively. Administrators use CENtree to maintain a single source of truth between data standards (including various data domains, like medications).

We are honored to receive this award from Bio-IT World. The collaboration between City of Hope and SciBite demonstrates the importance of a data-centric approach to reach the full potential of scientific data assets. We are proud that SciBite’s technology and domain expertise on this project will enhance City of Hope’s precision medicine platform (POSEIDON) capabilities and ultimately contribute towards better treatment for patients.” said Julien Debeauvais, Vice President Sales and Alliances at SciBite.


ARCH project with AbbVie

The AbbVie R&D Convergence Hub, also known as the ARCH, sought to break down silos and improve the R&D process by developing a technology platform that offered operational, analytical, and experiential value for AbbVie’s R&D community.

The ARCH platform leverages tools from SciBite and Modak to bring together vast and diverse data from internal and external platforms and warehouses. SciBite’s CENtree platform, in particular, was instrumental in democratizing the creation and management of ontologies, which were essential to developing and deploying pipelines that could harmonize disparate data sets.

We are thrilled to be recognized as part of this prestigious award, which is a testament to our team’s hard work and dedication,” said Neal Dunkinson, Vice President Solutions & Professional Services at SciBite. “AbbVie’s use of SciBite’s technology is an excellent example of how our ontology management platform can help organizations break down silos and improve data integration and analysis.”

These awards build on last year’s Bio-IT World success, our Best in Show win with CENtree. The Innovative Practice Award highlights the highest levels of collaboration and creativity in the life sciences industry. The awards ceremony will be held during the opening plenary program on Tuesday, May 16, at the 2023 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo in Boston.

About Bio-IT World

The Bio-IT World Conference & Expo is the world’s premier event showcasing the technologies and analytic approaches that solve problems, accelerate science, and drive the future of precision medicine. The event unites a community of leading life sciences, pharmaceutical, clinical, healthcare, informatics, and technology experts in biomedical research, drug discovery & development, and healthcare worldwide.

About City of Hope

City of Hope’s mission is to deliver the cures of tomorrow to the people who need them today. Founded in 1913, City of Hope has grown into one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the U.S. and one of the leading research centers for diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses. City of Hope research has been the basis for numerous breakthrough cancer medicines and human synthetic insulin and monoclonal antibodies.

With an independent, National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center at its core, City of Hope brings a uniquely integrated model to patients spanning cancer care, research and development, academics and training, and innovation initiatives. City of Hope’s growing national system includes its Los Angeles campus, a network of clinical care locations across Southern California, a new cancer center in Orange County, California, and treatment facilities in Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix. City of Hope’s affiliated group of organizations includes Translational Genomics Research Institute and AccessHope™. Find out more at

About AbbVie

AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health, and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit

About SciBite

SciBite’s data-first, semantic analytics software is for those who want to innovate and get more from their data. Leading the way by pioneering the combination of the latest in machine learning with an ontology-led approach, SciBite’s semantic infrastructure answers business-critical questions in real-time by releasing the value and full potential of unstructured data.

Supporting the world’s leading scientific organizations with use cases from discovery through to development, SciBite’s suite of fast, flexible, deployable API technologies empowers customers, making it a critical component in scientific, data-led strategies. Find out more at

About Elsevier

As a global leader in information and analytics, Elsevier helps researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. We do this by facilitating insights and critical decision-making for customers across the global research and health ecosystems.

In everything we publish, we uphold the highest standards of quality and integrity. We bring that same rigor to our information analytics solutions for researchers, health professionals, institutions, and funders.

Elsevier employs 8,700 people worldwide. We have supported the work of our research and health partners for more than 140 years. Growing from our roots in publishing, we offer knowledge and valuable analytics that help our users make breakthroughs and drive societal progress. Digital solutions such as ScienceDirectScopusSciValClinicalKey and Sherpath support strategic research managementR&D performanceclinical decision support, and health education. Researchers and healthcare professionals rely on over 2,800 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell; our 46,000+ eBook titles; and our iconic reference works, such as Gray’s Anatomy. With the Elsevier Foundation and our external Inclusion & Diversity Advisory Board, we work in partnership with diverse stakeholders to advance inclusion and diversity in science, research and healthcare in developing countries and around the world.

Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.

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