Big Data Challenges: Arkivum & Thermo Fisher Scientific Partnership

Archiving & Preservation / 27 Jan, 2017

Arkivum Partners with Thermo Fisher Scientific for Long-Term Data Management Solution

LONDON – 27 January, 2017. Arkivum Ltd., a leading provider of long-term data management solutions, today announced it has signed a partnership agreement enabling Thermo Fisher Scientific to offer its European customers an alternative solution to manage massive quantities of data generated by today’s life sciences technologies in a manner that is compliant with regulatory and governance requirements.

“The life sciences industry is a key driver of big data applications, from molecular medicine to clinical trials. Compliance with regulatory requirements and internal best practices is a major and growing challenge,” said Guy Yaniv, CEO of Arkivum. “Just storing data is no longer sufficient. Via integrations with Thermo Fisher’s portfolio of advanced systems and services, Arkivum’s solutions can now enable life sciences organisations to focus on their core activities by providing end-to-end resilience, scaling and data sovereignty.”

The advent of affordable digital scanning and sequencing technologies is creating a deluge of data. As this wave gathers pace, the consequences for IT departments are potentially catastrophic as they struggle to handle the safeguarding tasks associated with big data. Primary storage is rapidly depleted, backups and migrations become more taxing, and data integrity is threatened as a result.

“As an increasing amount of data is being generated in this era of precision medicine, it is clear that there is a need for bioinformatics and IT solutions designed to ensure secure data governance,” said Enzo Razzoli, leader of Field Services and Support for Thermo Fisher Scientific. “To that end, we are continually looking ahead in the interest of being in position to provide our customers with the most advanced tools, including new approaches to managing information that is compliant with regional regulatory agencies.”

About Thermo Fisher life sciences
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and approximately 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support.
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Emma Davenport

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