IBM Honored for AIDS Work
IBM wins accolades for new mathematical prediction models to help determine the best drug combinations for any given HIV genetic variant. IBM reports it has won a Computerworld Honors Program Laureate for its health care IT work.IBM said June 2 it has won a Computerworld Honors Program Laureate for its contributions to the EuResist Network GEIE research project for AIDS treatment. Developed by IBM researchers in Haifa, Israel, the project's new technologies and mathematical models help choose the best drug combinations for any given HIV genetic variant. EuResist is the only freely available data-driven computational method that predicts the success of a treatment regimen against any given HIV genotype. Using analytic technologies as well as viral genotype information, it is also the only system providing the global medical community with an estimate of activity for combination therapy rather than for individual drugs.
Researchers behind the EU-funded EuResist project have developed new mathematical prediction models that not only take into account the patient's own history, but tap into the wealth of information that EuResist researchers have amassed.