Berg, a biopharmaceutical company committed to uncovering health solutions through a data-driven, biological research approach, was recognized today with the 2013 North American Drug Discovery Technology Innovation Award at the Frost & Sullivan Growth, Innovation and Leadership Awards Gala, the annual event by the global research organization that highlights the most promising new innovative technology across sectors.
Berg's Interrogative Biology™ platform allows for an agnostic approach to drug discovery and diagnostic developments, relying on actionable insights gleaned from biological data to help inform decision-making. While the process has been adopted by other industries such as finance, sports and advertising, Berg is the first to take hold in the pharmaceutical industry.
"We're on the verge of a paradigm shift in the pharmaceutical industry, where insights gleaned from Big Data – rather than hypotheses – will drive scientific drug discovery and development to create safer, more effective drugs in half the time," said Niven R. Narain, co-founder, president and CTO of Berg. "The Frost & Sullivan recognition demonstrates the potential of an agnostic, data-driven approach to revolutionize science. We are humbled to receive such an honor."
What makes the Berg Interrogative Biology platform unique is its reliance on Bayesian network theory, which attempts to identify probabilistic relationships in the body, allowing for a better understanding of the difference between healthy and diseased human biology.