2016 Winner Profile

Amgen Inc

Project Description:
Amgen's BioReg, a bioinformatics software system, provides identity assignment with atomic-level precision to its native and engineered biologic therapeutics. The company designed the new system to correct the inaccurate structural registration of biological molecules that led to ineffective downstream processes. To achieve this, Amgen created a new data model to describe the biologic molecule and an application to capture the information in a visually intuitive and scientifically comprehensive notation. The notation is user-friendly to allow all research staff to understand the representations. As a result, BioReg facilitates the drug discovery process with more precise descriptions of the molecules under study and provides more robust IP protection against biosimilar encroachment with more comprehensive patent coverage.
Business Functions:
Research & Development
Business Goal:
Competitive Advantage
Diana McKenzie, Senior Vice President & CIO
Bob Bradway, CEO
Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Healthcare (e.g. Medical Services, Pharmaceutical, Biotech)
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