BlackBerry and NantHealth, a cloud-based, big-data health company have announced the NantOmics Cancer Genome Browser, designed to give doctors deeper access to patients’ genetic data in real-time.
According to BlackBerry, this gives the brand a bigger presence in the lucrative health care field, but this is also about pushing its hardware in the enterprise, given that the NantOmics Cancer Genome Browser platform is coming pre-loaded on the BlackBerry Passport.
Patrick Soon-Shiong, founder and CEO of NantHealth explained that BlackBerry already powers many of the diagnostic machines clinicians rely heavily upon so it makes sense to tie those devices directly to a BlackBerry smartphone.
The new platform will provide deep, interactive reporting on genomics data for Passport-toting physicians and others working in the medical profession.
“The NantOmics Cancer Genome Browser enables clinicians for the first time to investigate a tumor genome from the full three billion bases down to the single-base level in real-time, thanks to the power of the NantOmics supercomputing infrastructure,” says Soon-Shiong.
BlackBerry’s partnership with NantHealth will be demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this coming January.