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DIQA Becomes Partner Of Open PHACTS

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DIQA Becomes Partner Of Open PHACTS30 April 2013

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DIQA becomes an associated partner of the Open PHACTS project that builds a semantic data integration platform for pharmacological data.


Karlsruhe - April 30th 2013 – DIQA Projektmanagement GmbH becomes an associated partner of the Open PHACTS project. Global pharmaceutical companies, universities and IT-companies form the Open PHACTS consortium to build a semantic data integration platform for pharmacological data that gives answers needed to identify new drug targets and pharmacological interactions. DIQA intends to work with the Open PHACTS partners to give users transparent access to the project's pharmacological data from within Microsoft SharePoint. As a particular result of this work, DIQA will interface its SharePoint add-on GRASP with the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform in order to provide life science professionals with:

  • Information dashboards that cover pharmacological questions, e.g. “For my given compound, which targets have been patented in the context of Alzheimer’s disease?“, and
  • Document retrieval based on complex queries, like “Retrieve all documents for a given list of compounds defined by their chemical structure”.

“Microsoft SharePoint is rapidly becoming a standard within the life sciences industry”, said Daniel Hansch from DIQA, “With timely access to critical information through the familiar SharePoint interface, life science professionals can increase their productivity and make prompt, informed decisions. This is exactly what we aim at with our collaboration in the Open PHACTS project.”

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About Open PHACTS

Open PHACTS is a 3-year knowledge management project of the Innovative Medicines Initiative, started in March 2011, and will deliver a sustainable service to continue after the project funding ends. The project consortium consists of leading institutions covering semantics, pharmacology, and informatics and is driven by solid industry business requirements: 27 partners, including 9 pharmaceutical companies and 4 biotechs. ref. []

This project has received support from the Innovative Medicines Initiative Joint Undertaking under grant agreement n° 115191, resources of which are composed of financial contribution from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) and EFPIA companies’ in kind contribution, ref.

About DIQA Projektmanagement GmbH

DIQA, based in Karlsruhe, Germany, is an independent software company formed by Enterprise Content Management and Semantic Web experts. Working together with clients from the life science and engineering industries, DIQA delivers tools and services that improve the information architecture of business portals based on Microsoft SharePoint and MediaWiki. DIQA commercialises the products DataWiki (the Wiki for expert knowledge), GRASP (the terminology management and semantic web tool for SharePoint) and TopBraid Enterprise Vocabulary Net (the industry-grade terminology management solution from TopQuadrant, Inc). Visit our website for more information:

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Dipl. Wirtsch.-Inf. Daniel Hansch

Daniel Hansch
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