Proscia and Datavant Partner to Connect Pathology Data with Health Data Ecosystem for Life Sciences R&D
PHILADELPHIA and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Proscia, the leader in digital and computational pathology solutions, and Datavant, the leader in helping organizations securely connect health data, today announced a partnership that will provide life sciences companies with digitized pathology data to power the development of novel therapeutics and diagnostics. The partnership brings together Datavant’s privacy-preserving connectivity technology and the largest U.S. health data ecosystem with Proscia’s Concentriq® digital pathology platform.
Pathology is undergoing a transformation to an image-based, data-driven paradigm across life sciences and diagnostics as labs shift from 150-year-old analog microscope-based practices. According to the CDC, 70% of medical decisions are based on laboratory data, much of which has remained siloed and disconnected from the flourishing healthcare data landscape. Pathology’s digital transformation, which has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and technology tailwinds, represents the emergence f one of the largest and richest new data mediums in healthcare. Proscia’s proprietary platform is powering diagnostic labs and life science organizations today, including 10 of the top 20 biopharma companies.
Datavant technology and Proscia’s platform, with its extensive library of pathology data, will help life sciences organizations link digital images, curated cancer datasets, and structured insights with other healthcare data in a privacy-preserving way to power next-generation R&D. This compliant linkage, will support the development of novel biomarkers, accelerate clinical trials, and enable real-world evidence in pharma.
“We’ve seen a wellspring of demand for structured pathology data, married with computational technologies, to power precision medicine R&D,” said David West, CEO of Proscia. “Our partnership with Datavant does two things: First, it brings new tools for protecting patient privacy, data security, and HIPAA compliance to our Concentriq base. Second, it helps link pathology data with partners in the Datavant ecosystem. Together, this will enable pharma and biotech companies to leverage this new digital medium, cultivating the advancement of new therapies and diagnostics. Ultimately, this data partnership represents the third prong of Proscia’s mission to accelerate medical breakthroughs with our platform, AI and data.”
“Pathology data is one of the most difficult sources of data to transform into usable information,” noted Travis May, Co-Founder and President of Datavant. “Enabling compliant connectivity of digital pathology data to other research data bridges bench science and outcomes research, scaling and accelerating the development of highly tailored precision therapeutics for patients.”
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