October 6, 2015
BC Platforms, a world leader in genomic data management solutions, today announced that the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus will use the company’s world-leading, comprehensive data management program to support the launch of the university’s new personalized medicine initiative aiming at translating community genomics into individual well-being.
A major goal of the program is to develop a proprietary biobank that complements existing, institutional tissue biorepositories and facilitates the development of diagnostic tests to promote optimal clinical decision-making and personalized treatment for patients. A critical step will be combining biospecimens from patients with UCHealth’s Electronic Medical Record system for large-scale, high-throughput genomic research.
The Center for Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine is a partnership among UCHealth, the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado.
BC Platforms will provide its data management platform to integrate and interpret an extensive amount of genetic information for both clinical decision-making and research. The offered solution will be installed at the Anschutz High Performance Computing Exchange (AHPCE) to be used by several research groups with the flexibility to increase this capacity as more faculty members are recruited.
“Our goal is to become leaders in the application of genomics research to transform the way we make decisions in the clinic and in our research,” said Kathleen Barnes, PhD, head of the Division of Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the CU School of Medicine and director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine. “This initiative demonstrates the importance of collaboration between academic research programs, clinical affiliates and private industry as we work together to revolutionize medicine, research and education.”
“We are delighted to be working with CU Anschutz, a leading, U.S. institution that integrates world-class education, research and patient care, to manage and execute this transformative project,” commented Tero Silvola, BC Platforms’ Chief Executive Officer.
About BC Platforms
BC Platforms is a world leader in providing powerful genomic data management solutions to address some of the biggest healthcare challenges today by leveraging the convergence of genomics and information technologies. Founded in 1997, the Company has a strong scientific heritage underpinned by 18 years of working in close collaboration with a network of leading researchers, developers, manufacturers and vendors. Our high performing genomic data management platform enables flexible data integration, secure analysis and interpretation of molecular and clinical information. BC Platforms’ vision is to revolutionize drug development and clinical decision-making to bring personalized medicines to patients.
Our management team consists of industry leaders with over 90 years of combined experience in life sciences, computational biology and industrial technology. We currently provide solutions to over 50 leading international institutions in 18 countries including top-tier academic and hospital research groups, major pharmaceutical and agricultural companies. BC Platforms has global operations with its research and development located in Helsinki, Finland, and sales and marketing based in Basel, London, Boston, and Vancouver.
About the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado, the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region and one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. Home to almost 19,000 employees, more than 4,100 degree-seeking students and two nationally recognized hospitals, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future and fuels the economy. CU Anschutz features schools of medicine, pharmacy, dental medicine and public health, a college of nursing and a graduate school.