San Diego, California, June 27th, 2013. – Rancho BioSciences, a strategic life science outsourcing company announced today that they have joined as a partner in the Orion Bionetworks alliance. Orion Bionetworks is a unique team dedicated to transforming the study of brain disorders and accelerating the discovery of new diagnostics, treatments and cures by combining the power of high-performance computing and information technologies with biomarkers and big data.

Orion Bionetworks comprises an evolving and growing community of collaborators drawn from industry, academia, government, and patient advocacy. The team’s focus includes systems biology disease modeling and knowledge management infrastructure capable of integrating diverse types of data and building predictive disease simulations.

As a part of the Orion Team, Rancho BioSciences will provide data curation, ontologies and vocabularies around the tranSMART knowledge management infrastructure, as well as multivariate genomic and clinical data analysis and disease pathway modeling based on multiple data types.

“Orion Bionetworks is really making a difference in neurological sciences and making it possible for us collectively to find cures for patients faster,” said Julie Bryant, CEO of Rancho BioSciences. “This team is pioneering new ways to make research happen faster through collaboration that will positively impact people living with brain disorders like multiple sclerosis.”

“We are looking for dynamic partners to join our team that share our passion and commitment to accelerate the search for cures in MS. We have found this in Rancho BioSciences and their scientists,” said Magali Haas, Founder and CEO of Orion Bionetworks. “We are focused on finding diagnostics and cures for multiple sclerosis and an overall better understanding of this disease on a personalized level. Rancho BioSciences is committed to helping us with this goal.”

About Rancho BioSciences

Rancho BioSciences is a fee for service life science company leveraging open source tools and public domain data in Pharma, non-profit foundations and academia.

We have a team of experienced PhD scientists around the world that deliver high quality work on time and on budget. Our goal is to help the life science community build better tools and take advantage of a wealth of scientific data by supporting and developing open source platforms.

For more information about Rancho BioSciences, please visit us online at

About Orion Bionewtroks

Orion Bionetworks is a unique alliance of researchers, patient advocates and data specialists dedicated to trans­forming the study of brain disorders and accelerating the discovery of new diagnostics, treatments and cures. We are building a worldwide community of researchers and our first program focuses on multiple sclerosis (MS).

For more information on Orion Bionetworks’ mission to cure MS, please visit