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Fri, 17 Feb 2012 20:44:56 +0000

Featured initiative: Cancer Commons Cancer Commons is a new patient-centric paradigm for translational medicine, in which every patient receives personalized therapy based upon the best available science, and researchers continuously test and refine their models of cancer biology and therapeutics based on the resulting clinical responses.



Pricewaterhouse Coopers Looks Into Healthcare Crystal Ball for 2009

Mon, 29 Dec 2008 15:00:27 +0000

In an annual review of the most pressing issues for health executives and policy makers, PwC identified nine top issues for 2009: The economic downturn will hit healthcare The underinsured will surpass the uninsured as healthcare’s biggest headache Big pharma turns to M&A to build the drug pipeline From vaccines to regulation, prevention is on […]



PatientsLikeMe Named a Top Real World App of 2008

Thu, 25 Dec 2008 18:38:40 +0000

ReadWriteWeb included PatientsLikeMe, a CommerceNet portfolio company, in their list of top “real world apps that have made our offline lives easier in 2008.” “PatientsLikeMe is an online community for people with life-changing medical conditions like multiple sclerosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, or fibromyalgia. Even though the site is still relatively new, it already provides one of […]



Vivaty Launches Vivaty Points

Mon, 08 Dec 2008 15:00:20 +0000

On December 8, Vivaty, a CommerceNet portfolio company, launched Vivaty Points, a way to start earning points for all the events and activities that users do when in Vivaty, such as sending gifts. Points is the first in a long series of upcoming features and building blocks for the virtual economy. Read full post



Thousands of Patients Won’t Take It: Online Drug Studies Using PatientsLikeMe

Tue, 25 Nov 2008 17:08:37 +0000

In a November 23, 2008, post on the Patient Safety Blog, Ken Farbstein discusses how PatientsLikeMe, a CommerceNet portfolio company, sheds light on the effectiveness of drugs in clinical trials. His advice: Patients interested in clinical drug trails should look into PatientsLikeMe. Read “Thousans of Patients Won’t Take It: Online Drug Studies Using PatientsLikeMe”



Breaking Down Barriers to Collaboration–The Health Commons Initiative

Sun, 21 Sep 2008 22:47:40 +0000

John Willbanks, VP of Science at Creative Commons, will be talking about the Health Commons initiative at the upcoming InnovationWell Community of Practice InterAction Meeting on October 14 – 17, 2008 in Philadelphia. Health Commons is collaboration between CommerceNet, Science Commons, and the Public Library of Science to transform drug discovery.  Abstract: Breaking Down Barriers to […]



Usable Security Systems to Make Its Debut at DEMOfall08

Sun, 07 Sep 2008 21:58:33 +0000

Usable Security Systems, a CommerceNet portfolio company founded by Rachna Dhamija and Allan M. Schiffman, is launching its product, UsableLogin, at DEMOfall08 in San Diego today. If you’re at DEMO, make sure to tell the Usable team that we’re proud of them!



Dr. Donald Kennedy to Lead CollabRx Scientific Advisory Board

Thu, 24 Jul 2008 15:00:37 +0000

Dr. Donald Kennedy, president emeritus at Stanford University, former editor-in-chief of Science, and FDA commissioner under President Carter, will chair the scientific advisory board at CollabRx. Read more about Dr. Donald Kennedy



Vivaty Scenes Taps Facebook, AIM for ‘Immersive Internet’

Tue, 08 Jul 2008 15:00:17 +0000

By Earnest Cavalli WIRED Blog Network A new immersive web platform called Vivaty Scenes lets users create tiny virtual worlds and decorate them with content from around the Internet. After adding Vivaty Scenes, which entered public beta Tuesday, to a Facebook or AOL Instant Messenger account, users can set up a customizable “room” where they […]



CommerceNet Internships — Summer 2008

Fri, 21 Mar 2008 20:51:47 +0000

We are offering a couple internship positions at CommerceNet this summer. CommerceNet is an entrepreneurial research institute, dedicated to fulfill the promise of the Internet. We are currently seeking Software Engineer interns to implement a data visualization Web application for public health information. Involves JavaScript and Python, both data access and graphics. CommerceNet may also […]