Profile

MDDX Research and Informatics provides data management services to the life science industry. Founded by a team of physicians and scientists, MDDX’s mission is to breakdown the barriers to efficient and cost-effective technology to accelerate life-saving research. MDDX specializes in cardiovascular image transport, de-identification, and repositories. MDDX is based in San Francisco, with offices in Research Triangle Park, Silicon Valley, and Belgrade, Serbia.

Challenges

MDDX Research and Informatics faced the challenge of having to transfer biomedical research data. These files are often very large in size, and in addition they contain highly sensitive patient medical information. MDDX required a solution that would not only allow them to send these files to geographically dispersed imaging labs within minutes, but also one that maintained security and guaranteed file delivery.

Solution

The solution is FileCatalyst Workflow, which is a web portal designed to meet a company’s file transfer needs. FileCatalyst Workflow combines three powerful web-based managed file transfer workflows: submission, distribution, and online folders. Workflow makes transferring files easy, and boosts productivity by streamlining submission, distribution, and file sharing workflows on the web. Workflow was integrated directly into MDDX’s corporate infrastructure, and made receiving files easy by acting as an online file submission inbox. FileCatalyst Workflow also turns file distribution via email into a simple task by enabling users to securely send files to any email address.

Results

The result is that for the past four years, MDDX Research and Informatics has been able to use FileCatalyst Workflow to transfer large data sets quickly, easily, and securely, all across the globe. Dan Gebow, Founder of MDDX, says: “Our team has reliably used FileCatalyst Workflow for transferring biomedical research data for over 4 years now. The tool has contributed greatly to the advancement of science by aiding in the collection and secure transfer of literally thousands of patients records from hospitals as far away as India and Egypt. The unique features of FileCatalyst Workflow allowed us to move data from internet-restrictive countries such as Qatar and China without issue.”