BlackBerry & NantHealth Launch Cancer Genome Browser


blackberry_reaction_reuters.jpgCancer Genome Browser

Blackberry Ltd and nanthealth, a healthcare-focused information provider, launched a secure cancer genome browser on Sunday, giving doctors the flexibility to get entry to patients’ genetic data on the blackberry Passport smartphone.

Prior this 12 months, blackberry bought a minority stake in privately held nanthealth. The cellular expertise firm sees healthcare as one of the crucial area of interest sectors during which it has an advantage, as a result of the heightened focal point on patient privacy and blackberry’s vast networks that may take care of and secure knowledge on cell devices.

The corporate mentioned the most cancers genome browser on the blackberry Passport (review photos) enables deep, interactive reporting on genomics data for physicians. It gives oncologists a tool to view person genetic alternations in a illness and permits them to spotlight related remedy options.

Blackberry launched the square-screened Passport tool in September, the oddly formed software was once long-established in a way to tailor to the wishes of the physicians, with a much wider monitor that enables for better viewing of X-rays, scans and documents.

“Our partnership with blackberry has truly been ready to create a scalable super-pc in the palm of the hands of the doctor,” said Patrick soon-Shiong, chief executive of nanthealth.

Blackberry Chief government John Chen stated he expects this roll-out to get healthcare mavens interested within the Passport.

BlackBerry & NantHealth Launch Cancer Genome Browser on Sunday

The genome browser is totally encrypted to permit deployment to permit clinicians to safely get right of entry to affected person information as quickly as it’s available, anyplace they are.

The browser will likely be established on the shopper Electronics show (CES) in Las Vegas in January and it’s going to be pre-loaded on blackberry Passport units and on hand to the skilled neighborhood in early 2015. The browser can even be on hand on sure other devices operating on rival systems, but secured by way of blackberry’s network.

California-based totally nanthealth, whose cloud-based platform already connects hundreds of medical units in hospitals, was once founded via soon-Shiong, a healthcare professional and businessman, who made billions of bucks selling his 2 former firms, American Pharmaceutical partners and Abraxis bioscience.

Quickly-Shiong stated the blackberry and nanthealth will continue to collaborate on tool and hardware, and he said that the 2 are already engaged on a new software so that it will revolutionize the transport of big information sets. Details on this will be outlined early subsequent year.