Deadly Migration: Outsmarting the Avian Flu

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Published on 14-Jun-2010

Validated on 04 Jun 2013

Customer:
IBM Corporation

Industry:
Healthcare, Life Sciences

Deployment country:
United States

Solution:
Smarter Planet

Overview

IBM collaborated with the Scripps Research Institute and several worldwide government and nonprofit health organizations to help work on developing a vaccine for avian flu by developing tools to assist in predicting the mutations the virus might take and develop vaccines targeted towards those mutations.

Business need:
Researchers need to devise a plan to help fight the spread of the Avian flu

Solution:
A solution was to develop a tools to predict the mututations the virus might cause and create the necessary vaccines for those specific mutations

Benefits:
If the plan works, it will help contain the virus and save millions of lives

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IBM collaborated with the Scripps Research Institute and several worldwide government and nonprofit health organizations to help work on developing a vaccine for avian flu by developing tools to assist in predicting the mutations the virus might take and develop vaccines targeted towards those mutations.


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