Imagine a day when Life Science innovations are created in 3D virtual labs.
Imagine a day when Life Science virtual labs’ 3D modeling and scientific simulation look like this:
I’m not sure how far away we are from this, but the BioIntelligence project puts us one step closer by providing an online collaborative platform for biological research.
According to a recent article on EUmonitor.net,
Thanks to BioIntelligence, Dassault Systèmes, SoBioS and their partners will remove several technological obstacles in order to devise a way of representing biological knowledge that is compatible with the BioPLM approach and to develop tools for systemic modelling and simulation of biological data. Other bioinformatic software developers will benefit from access to the open, integrated BioPLM software platform which will be created as a result of the programme so that they can use it to integrate their proprietary applications.
The EUmonitor.net article quotes EU Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes who says,
The systemic modelling and simulation tools in this particularly innovative programme will substantially improve the efficiency of biological research. BioIntelligence, and the BioPLM platform that will be developed by it, are entirely consistent with two key objectives in European research . . .
Three decades after 3D CAD/CAM software was first employed in the Aerospace industry, is Life Sciences the last frontier for PLM?