BlackBerry, NantHealth launch melanoma genome browser

BlackBerry Ltd and NantHealth, a healthcare-focused data bringer, launched a secure melanoma genome browser on Sunday, giving doctors the capability to access patients' genetic data on the BlackBerry Passport smartphone.

Earlier this time, BlackBerry bought a marginal stake in the sphere of privately held NantHealth. The cell equipment company sees healthcare the same as single of the niche sectors in the sphere of which it has an benefit, due to the keen focus on long-suffering privacy and BlackBerry's vast networks with the aim of can get by and secure data on cell policy.

The company thought the melanoma genome browser on the BlackBerry Passport enables deep, interactive coverage on genomics data in favor of physicians. It gives oncologists a tool to outlook discrete genetic alternations in the sphere of a disease and allows them to highlight significant medication options.

BlackBerry launched the square-screened Passport device in the sphere of September, the oddly shaped device was fashioned in the sphere of a impression to tailor to the needs of the physicians, with a wider screen with the aim of allows in favor of better viewing of X-rays, scans and papers.

"Our enterprise with BlackBerry has really been able to create a scalable super-computer in the sphere of the palm of the hands of the doctor," thought Patrick Soon-Shiong, chief executive of NantHealth.
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BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen thought he expects this roll-out to acquire healthcare professionals interested in the sphere of the Passport.

The genome browser is fully encrypted to allow consumption to enable clinicians to securely access long-suffering data the same as soon the same as it is to be had, wherever they are.

The browser strength of character be present demonstrated by the side of the Consumer Electronics reveal (CES) in the sphere of Las Vegas in the sphere of January and it strength of character be present pre-loaded on BlackBerry Passport policy and to be had to the expert cooperation in the sphere of before time 2015. The browser strength of character in addition be present to be had on a selection of other policy running on rival platforms, but held by BlackBerry's exchange ideas.

California-based NantHealth, whose cloud-based platform already connects thousands of therapeutic policy in the sphere of hospitals, was founded by Soon-Shiong, a doctor of medicine and capitalist, who made billions of dollars promotion his two earlier companies, American Pharmaceutical Partners and Abraxis BioScience.

Soon-Shiong thought the BlackBerry and NantHealth strength of character persist to work together on software and hardware, and he thought with the aim of the two are already working on a fresh device with the aim of strength of character alter the transportation of immense data sets. Details on this strength of character be present outlined before time subsequently time.