Company|Our Story

Mission: Revolutionize Drug Development & Personalize Care

BC Platforms is a global leader in providing a powerful data and technology platform for personalized medicine and drug development, accelerating the translation of insights into clinical practice. Our technology drives the infinite loop between personalized care and research discoveries, leveraging latest science, deep technical expertise, strategic partnerships, and harmonized, diverse data collections. Our high performing genomic data discovery and analytics platform enables flexible data integration, secure analysis and interpretation of molecular and clinical information.

Additionally, BC Platforms has developed a Global Data Partner Network BCRQUEST.com, which provides genomic and clinical cohort data for pharmaceutical and medical research and development.

Founded in 1997 from an MIT Whitehead project spinoff, the Company has a strong scientific heritage underpinned by over 20 years of working in close collaboration with a network of leading researchers, clinicians, developers, manufacturers and vendors. BC Platforms has global operations with its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, research and development in Espoo, Finland, and sales and marketing in London, Boston, Vancouver and most recently in Singapore.

Our History

BC Platforms got started in 1997 when our founder Timo Kanninen created a database that could store and analyze genetic and phenotypic data together for a MIT Whitehead Institute type 2 diabetes research project. That first database became the foundation for our platform.

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1997

Founded in Helsinki, Finland

2000

First own large scale genome data discovery solution is released

2007

Solutions expand to cover biobank market as well as research and pharma

2010

Partnerships expand to offer solutions for biomarker discovery

 

2014

BC Platforms released the next generation of our solution integrating genomic and clinical data geared for clinical genomics applications

2016

BC Platforms adds partnerships to advance Artificial Intelligence Solutions in healthcare

 

2017

BC Platforms celebrates 20 years

 

2018

Launch of complete Personalized Medicine Platform Powered by BC | GENOME. New Partnerships with Microsoft & Google Cloud including Health Care integrators Tieto and Intersystems

 

2018

Launch of Global, Federated Data Partner Network

2019

BC Platforms Closes $15 million Series C Financing and Signs Partnership with IQVIA to Extend Data Analytics in Genomics

2020

BC Platforms and Kaiser Permanente Win 2020 Microsoft Health Innovation Award for Precision Medicine Collaboration

Meet Our Strategic Partners

Strong partnerships bring the best results

Google Cloud
IQVIA
Microsoft Azure

BC Platforms Leverages Latest Science, Unique Technology Capabilities, and Strategic Partnerships to achieve our mission of Revolutionizing Drug Discovery and Personalizing Care.

Our close collaborations with experts across relevant areas help provide a complete framework for our customers to ensure success. We are proud to work closely with a network of leading edge institutions and partners, supporting our strong scientific heritage and driving the best results.

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