BC Platforms to Provide Real World Evidence Solutions to Pfizer in Cardiovascular Diseases
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
BASEL, Switzerland and BOSTON, February 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
BC Platforms, a world leader in genomic data management and analytics, today announces
that Pfizer Finland will be using its technology solutions and research platform,
including BCRQUEST.COM [http://bcrquest.com ], to study data in cardiovascular diseases.
The services will be used to analyze anonymized data from Turku University Hospital and
other health care providers to generate real world evidence in atrial fibrillation
patients. Microsoft will provide the cloud infrastructure for indexing and accessing the
information globally through the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.
Jaakko Parkkinen, Country Medical Director at Pfizer commented, "Cardiovascular
diseases are the leading cause of global mortality in the world and the incidence is
rising due to an aging population. The diseases are complex and therefore we need data to
fully understand and provide the best treatment outcomes for patients. We believe that
combining our expertise in treatment of cardiovascular diseases with BC Platforms'
advanced genomic and clinical data management solutions through BCRQUEST.COM
[http://bcrquest.com ], we can gather and analyse important real world evidence to
generate optimal patient outcomes."
Samu Kurki, lead scientist at BC Platforms commented: 'Pfizer is one of the leaders in
providing treatment solutions for patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases and we
are delighted that they have chosen to collaborate with us to support the generation of
real world evidence in this space to better understand the complexities of the disease.
These types of projects are ideal for leveraging data from innovative healthcare systems
to support clinical research and outcomes.'
Pfizer and BC Platforms are both part of the FinnGen project, which is one of the
largest global research projects aiming to improve human health through genetic research.
The collaborative nature of the project is exceptional and all the partners are working
closely together to ensure appropriate transparency, data security and ownership. Finland
is leading the field in this space due to its combination of unique genetic heritage,
decades of population-wide medical registry data, progressive government legislation and
cutting-edge genomics technologies.
About BC Platforms
BC Platforms is a world leader in providing powerful genomic data management and
analysis solutions. Our high performing genomic data management platform enables flexible
data integration, secure analysis and interpretation of molecular and clinical
information. The company has launched and opened a global network of biobanks, known as
BCRQUEST.COM, to provide genomic and clinical cohort data for pharmaceutical and medical
research and development. BC Platforms' vision is to build the world's leading analytics
platform for healthcare and industry by 2020, providing access to diverse genomic and
clinical data and samples from more than 5 million subjects consolidated from a global
network of biobanks.
Founded in 1997 from an MIT Whitehead project spinoff, the Company has a strong
scientific heritage underpinned by 20 years of working in close collaboration with a
network of leading researchers, developers, manufacturers and vendors. BC Platforms has
global operations with its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, research and development in
Helsinki, Finland, and sales and marketing in London, Boston, and Vancouver. For more
information, please visit www.bcplatforms.com [http://www.bcplatforms.com ] or follow us
on Twitter @BCPlatforms.
For more information:
EVP Sales Nino da Silva
BC Platforms AG
Tel: + 1-617-831-5636
SOURCE BC Platforms
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