LifeSciences BC award underscores importance of big data

The increasing importance of big data in health care was confirmed recently by LifeSciences BC when it awarded the Emerging Life Sciences Company of the Year award to a supercomputing startup.

Phemi Health Systems Inc. is not a traditional life sciences company. It has developed a big data analysis platform that holds promise for things like personalized medicine and medical research, and which is now being tested by St. Paul’s Hospital.

“As you think of genomics and the size of the data set that’s going to come out of genomics, Phemi is positioned beautifully to really take advantage of that,” said LifeSciences BC CEO Paul Drohan.

Nelson Bennett Reports

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