In 2012, Sentrana participated in the DREAM Phil Bowen ALS Prediction Prize4Life Challenge. The objective of participants in this challenge was to develop a disease progression algorithm for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neurological disease causing death of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord which control voluntary muscle movements - also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease (in the US) or Motor Neurone disease (outside the US). Among 1,073 teams in the competition, Sentrana was awarded a first-place award for its disease progression model and was singled-out for its success at predicting individual patients.
In 2013, Sentrana spun-off Origent Data Sciences, founded for the specific purpose of bringing its intellectual property, technologies and methods to the life sciences industry.
Origent Data Sciences is a data analytics firm focused on healthcare and life sciences. Origent provides predictive intelligence to pharmaceutical and biotech companies, helping them make early decisions to manage their drug development pipelines. Origent’s industry-leading data scientists and statisticians utilize cutting-edge, proven technologies to analyze and model disease progression. The insight Origent provides helps research leaders make informed decisions and better navigate the approval process.