For those who have seen the current pandemic situation all over the world, you might also be interested in the fact that hackers are targeting the research as well as healthcare sector of various countries simply because they want to gain some insider knowledge into what is happening regarding the vaccine research and development of COVID-19. This is also the reason why hospital systems are getting hacked and people are stealing data away from those systems. But we have a startup that is developing a network that will prove to be secure for the Owkin healthcare analysis and research.
As far as security in research is concerned, that is not something we have heard about a lot. Because of the simple fact that it has been overlooked for years. But the current situation has forced us to rethink about it and make it more secure so as to keep the secrets. Owkin a healthcare research startup is creating a virtual lab called Owkin Studio for data scientists, clinical doctors, academics, and pharmaceutical companies who can all log in to this system for security.
Owkin reveals that “all parties can access anonymized data sets and models exclusively to refine their own research and development and studies to ensure that the most cutting-edge insights into novel biomarkers, mechanisms of action and predictive models inform the work that all of the relevant parties are doing”.
To understand how the company makes money from this system, TechCrunch reports that they enable remote access to the data sets by pharma companies which encourages them to join the system and research institutions get another revenue stream as well. Owkin CEO says that “We have a huge loop of academic universities that have access to the data and are developing algorithms and we share data,”. “At the end what it helps is developing better drugs.”