OnRamp takes home the "People's Choice - Best of Show" award at BioIT-World 2018 in Boston.
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Background: Bio-IT World announced the 2018 winners of the Best of Show Awards Program to a packed audience at the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo. The awards program recognizes the best of the innovative product solutions for the life sciences industry on display at the Bio-IT World conference in Boston.

“It’s always a treat to explore what’s new in our industry,” said Bio-IT World Editor, Allison Proffitt. “The innovation on display by Bio-IT World exhibitors never disappoints, and we are excited to shine a spotlight on the best life sciences has to offer.”

The Best of Show program relies on a panel of expert judges from academia and industry who screen eligible new products and hear presentations from a list of finalists on site. This year our judges considered 46 new products and viewed presentations on site from 18 finalists.

The judges named winners in six categories this year: Data Integration & Management; Analysis & Data Computing; Genomic Data Services; Data Visualization & Exploration; Storage Infrastructure & Hardware; and the Judges’ Prize. Attendees also voted on the People’s Choice Award, selecting products that they believe measurably improve workflow or capacity, enabling better research.

The 2018 judging panel included Joe Cerro, BostonCIO; Chris Dwan, Bridgeplate; Richard Holland, New Forest Ventures; Eleanor Howe, Diamond Age Data Science; Phillips Kuhl, Cambridge Healthtech Institute; Steve Marshall, Marshall Data Solutions; Michael Miller, Genentech; Art Morales, Analgesic Solutions; Nanguneri Nirmala, Tufts University School of Medicine; Alexander Sherman, Massachusetts General Hospital; Subi Subramanian, Vertex Pharmaceuticals; Bill Van Etten, BioTeam; and Proffitt.

"I couldn't be more proud of the OnRamp team for all the hard work to get us here," says Tim Wesselman, CEO & Founder of OnRamp BioInformatics. "The conversations we had at the event really validated the need for a simplified solution to make biodata analysis more accessible and the necessity to streamline research for getting to results that matter most." 

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IMG_3819_modMembers of OnRamp (from left to right): Roshni Patel, Walt Segl, Tim Wesselman, Jean Lozach & Karl Yoder 

Jean Lozach

Written by Jean Lozach

Jean joined OnRamp Bio after more than 25 years experience in Genomics, Bioinformatics and Information Technology at Illumina and UCSD. As Associate Director of Enterprise Informatics over the last 5 years, Jean was instrumental to the setup and customer success for Illumina's BaseSpace solution for bioinformatics. He uniquely brings deep experience and knowledge of biology, wet lab operations, microarrays, and next generation sequencing together with advanced bioinformatics, software development and enterprise IT infrastructure. Jean is recognized as an industry expert in genomics and bioinformatics, and has led tens of successful customer deployments of next generation sequencing and informatics systems. At Illumina, he also provided leadership and support for all Enterprise Informatics applications, including BaseSpace Sequence Hub, NextBio tools, Genome Studio, Variant Studio and Variant Interpreter. Jean holds a Masters in Computer Science from Institut national des Sciences appliquées de Toulouse / INSA Toulouse, and a B.S. Computer Science from IUT de Clermont-Ferrand - Université d'Auvergne.