Safeguarding the integrity and authenticity of pharma data, with GxP compliance and 100% guaranteed data integrity.

Safety: Lifetime Data Safeguarding

Highest standards of Data Protection

Data Sovereignty

You control where your data is at all times

Making Archived Data Usable

Data is accessible and exploitable for the long term



Your archive solution is part of an ecosystem of connected services


Simplification: End-to-end Managed Service

Managing the complete archiving lifecycle with a predictable TCO

Compliance: Peace of Mind

Meet standards and mitigate / transfer risks

Data archiving in Pharma

With a growing list of customers in Pharma, Arkivum delivers a wide range of data archiving and lifecycle management solutions and ensures that organisations to meet today’s compliance and governance requirements.

  • Data volumes are increasingly rapidly and today’s data management standards are increasingly complex to fulfil. Our data archiving managed solution is flexible and scalable.
  • By providing flexible deployment options including on-site, hybrid or cloud deployments, managed by the Arkivum solution and service, your management overhead is reduced.
  • The security, integrity and sovereignty of life science data are the key elements of our data safeguarding solution.
  • Arkivum is certified to ISO 27001, the internationally recognised information security management standard. Our solution delivers compliance and assurance around data lifecycle management.

Navigating the Governance of Pharma Data

This White Paper, written by Arkivum Pharma Sector Manager Daniel Hickmore, delves into the typical IT approaches and challenges of managing regulated data.

Download the paper and learn about:


  • Addressing the need for a digital approach to data management and governance
  • The three main pillars of data management
  • Achieving greater benefit from your archive
  • Technology solutions to regulated records
  • Common language and approach

Are you concerned about how your organisation will cope with the governance requirements of ever-growing volumes of data, and the challenges of assuring long-term data integrity?

This first in the series of webinars, held on 11th July 2017 and hosted by Eldin Rammell, MD at Rammell Consulting and Chair of the Scientific Archivist Group, and Daniel Hickmore, VP Health, Life Sciences and Pharma at Arkivum, examined the IT approaches and associated challenges of managing regulated data in Pharmaceutical organisations.

“We are delighted to award Arkivum ‘Preferred Partner’ status, as a company that shares our vision of assured cloud services for the UK Public Sector. The consumer of today’s cloud services is increasingly aware that long-term data safeguarding goes way beyond backup. Arkivum’s managed service and 100% data integrity guarantee reduces complexity and provides unique levels of certainty for compliance or security-sensitive digital materials.”

Simon Hansford

CEO, UKCloud

Case Study: Oxford Molecular Diagnostic Centre / Oxford NHS Hospitals NHS Trust

With the need for a scalable, easily-procured and cost-effective long-term storage solution, the Oxford Molecular Diagnostics Centre deployed 60TB of Arkivum long-term archive storage.
The cost-effectiveness of the Arkivum solution has meant that OMDC have opted to store all their FASTQ, BAM and VCF files to allow easy reanalysis of the data that is facilitating the creation of an optimal clinical bioinformatics pipeline. This in effect means that the solution is now storing 50% more data volume than originally planned thus reducing the load on local IT infrastructure storage and the costs associated with having these files in the backup window (and making the Arkivum system even more cost-effective).
Bristol Genetics Laboratory

Data security, authenticity and integrity

Maximising the value of data is the lifeblood of the Pharmaceutical industry and it therefore stands to reason that protecting your data is an essential part of data management. All data is AES encrypted on the Arkivum Service before it is archived in our private cloud services… a number of core changes.
All operations that touch your data are conducted within our chain of custody processes that ensure that data integrity is never compromised.

Case Study: Bristol Genetics Laboratory

The Bristol Genetics Laboratory is based at the new, state-of-the-art laboratories in the Pathology Science building at Bristol Southmead NHS hospital. It delivers routine genetic testing services to the South West region, a population of approximately 5 million, as well as providing specialist, and highly specialised services to the rest of the UK and internationally.

Learn how they have implemented the cloud-based Arkivum Service to facilitate the storing of gene-sequencing data and digital imaging from the 30,000 genetic investigations it conducts annually.

Navigating the Governance of Pharma Data

Flexible, managed cloud-based service

Massively and instantly scalable to meet the explosive data growth coming from NGS, visualisation, imaging and associated technologies in life sciences.

Based on a gateway appliance model, an installation can be completed in less than a day.

With a range of products and services, you are able to mix-and-match the types of storage solution, and their associated capacities, as your needs change and grow.

“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. 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.”

Enzo Razzoli

Leader of Field Services and Support , Thermo Fisher Scientific

ISO 27001 Certification

Arkivum is certified to the international standard ISO 27001:2013. This is an important part of Arkivum’s business and is central to how we manage and interact with the data that our customers entrust to us.
Our certification to ISO 27001 forms the foundation that enables us to help you be in compliance with a range of standards relevant to life sciences such as ISO 15189, ISO 17018 and 21CFR Part 11.

Interested in Pharma resources?

We have a great selection of pharmaceutical related webinars, white papers, case studies and videos for you to see over in our resource library.

Talk to us

To find out more about our solutions and to start securing your data today and for the future, please call us on +44 (0)1249 405060, email us at or complete the Contact Form below and we will follow-up with you directly.