MultiCASE will use the NIHPO databases to improve the existing modules and to create the new ones, relevant to the drug safety and public health.
(PRWEB) October 14, 2013
The US Food and Drug Administration ('FDA') regularly releases a list of adverse event reports for drugs and medications sold both in the US and overseas (Adverse Event Reporting System, 'AERS'). NIHPO approached MultiCASE with the theory that by evaluating the chemical compounds of those medications, users of in-silico software could estimate the potential adverse events from new compounds that are chemically-related to the compounds in the reported medications.
MultiCASE licensed the FDA AERS and NLM ChemID datasets from NIHPO. Delivered by NIHPO as files ready to be imported into the user's database system, and updated regularly. "We had tried in the past (unsuccessfully) to process the raw data from both FDA AERS and NLM ChemID on our own. We found it much easier and convenient to subscribe to NIHPO's service and just get the monthly updates instead of spending our time fixing data conversion issues," said Dr. Roustem D. Saiakhov, President of MultiCASE. "We're now in the process of integrating NIHPO's datasets into our data warehouse, supporting both a desktop app (CASE Ultra) as well as a web service (MCWeb). MultiCASE will use the NIHPO databases to improve both the existing modules and to create new ones, relevant to the drug safety and public health. We expect to boost the performance and reliability of our modules. Their release is expected by early 2014," concluded Dr. Saiakhov.
"There are many sources of government and academic data around the world. To use that information users must have the skills, the tools, and the time to regularly download, parse, harmonize, load, and analyze thousands of raw data files (CSV, Excel, XML, etc.).", said Jose C. Lacal, NIHPO's CTO. "NIHPO's focus is to turn government and academic raw data into Actionable Knowledge. We regularly harvest, parse, process, store and license cleaned-up version of data freely available from international, federal, state, and local agencies in the US and overseas," said Jose.
NIHPO's datasets allow clients to analyze massive amounts of government data in the comfort and privacy of their desktop, without IT involvement. Clients can:
- search across all fields of the source file
- get instant responses since all the data is in their local hard disk
- create customized reports and perform detailed analysis based on their specific needs
- integrate this dataset with others client may already have to then conduct searches and analysis against multiple datasets simultaneously
NIHPO offers for license regularly-updated datasets from these sources:
- EPA (FRS; TRI)
- FAA (Aircraft Registry; Airmen Certification)
- FCC (COALS, ULS)
- FDA (Legacy AERS and the new FDA AERS; MAUDE; NDC; SPL)
- HHS (NIH's RePORTER; Medicare's NPI)
- NLM (ChemID, PubChem)
- EudraCT in the EU.
Please visit http://www.nihpo.com/data.html for more details.
About MultiCASE Inc.
MultiCASE develops and licenses computer programs designed to help the user to assess the various properties of chemical entities, including environmental, chemical, safety, potential adverse effects and metabolic properties. MultiCASE also offers consulting services related to these issues as required for REACH submissions. Visit http://www.multicase.com for more details.
About NIHPO, Inc.
Founded in 2007, NIHPO, Inc. is a minority-owned software development and data analytics business based in Miami, Florida (USA). We focus on transforming Open Government raw data from state, federal, and international agencies into Actionable Knowledge. Visit http://www.nihpo.com/data.html for more details.
Jose C. Lacal, CTO
+1 (561) 777-2577
Dr. Roustem D. Saiakhov, President
+1 (216) 831-3740