Zoic Labs, established in 2013, is a software and advanced visualization company focused on big data, emerging technologies and groundbreaking design. It provides software development, R&D, and UI/UX design related to virtual reality, augmented reality, analytics and visualization, and artificial intelligence for a diverse range of private companies, pharmaceutical and healthcare firms, and the U.S. Intelligence Community and Department of Defense.
Zoic Labs’ proprietary web-based data visualization platform (Cognitive®) ingests, aggregates and displays massive disparate datasets in a 3D rendered “game environment.”
Sister company Zoic Studios has garnered three Emmy Awards and countless other awards and accolades for its work in movies, television, and multimedia. Collectively ZOIC has 350 employees, with offices in Los Angeles, Vancouver, and New York City.
In support of finding a cure for COVID-19, Zoic Labs has developed an interactive data visualization tool to assist the world renowned Krogan Lab at the University of California, San Francisco in conjunction with their publication “A SARS-CoV-2 Protein Interaction Map Reveals Targets for Drug-Repurposing” in the upcoming issue of Nature. The tool allows scores of scientists around the world to share their findings and provides visual connections between the 27 SARS-CoV-2 proteins and the 332 human genes they interact with, providing a wealth of information about each gathered through the research. In addition, the tool provides in-depth information about all current drug interactions and their statuses, and links to external sources for additional information about the virus proteins. To meet the pressing need for this information to support worldwide research, Zoic Labs was able to create this tool in 3 weeks, with the first working prototypes in just days to allow the researchers ample time for iterations and improvements. The Krogan Lab, based at the Quantitative Biosciences Institute at UCSF, is collaborating with scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and the Pasteur Institute in Paris.