The world can be an intimidating place, new battles consistently arise for the healthcare and life sciences industry. Research is the key to preventing and defeating these challenges. Often work is kept behind the scenes and the average person forgets how much data this industry creates and the importance this data holds. 

The files that the healthcare and life sciences industry produce could disclose the components of a crucial vaccine, research that may cure a rare form of cancer or test results that can change lives. The data within these files have neverending possibilities and it’s important that they have a method of fast and secure transferring. 

There are many reasons why fast file transferring has made the lives of healthcare and life sciences practitioners easier. Today we are going to touch on three of the ways: 

Large File Transfers Are a Breeze:

Healthcare and life sciences can produce files over 300TB in size. Imagine having to transfer files of this size and having them be urgent in nature. They need to be transferred from point A to point B off-site fast and securely. In the past, this task was labelled as impossible to complete in a reasonable amount of time. File transfer solutions changed the way the industry functions. In addition to solutions having the ability to transfer any size of files thousands of times faster than FTP, solutions also developed the intelligence to send files in any format. This is especially useful within this industry because often these datasets use diverse binary and tab-delimited BAM (which contains sequence alignment data) and SAM files.

Security Is a Need:

New methods of testing patients for health concerns are developing every day and the conversation around patient confidentiality is more important now than ever with privacy laws becoming more detailed. Data is being reported in the forms of MRI scans, Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), blood samples, prescription history, medical history and more. For a file transfer solution to be considered in the healthcare and life sciences industry it must be secure. Over the years solutions like FileCatalyst technologies were developed and became fully HIPAA compliant and were able to provide enhanced security features including industry-standard encryption using AES and SSL. This provided the industry with the confidence that their data would not be compromised and in return, this moved the industry forward. 

Collaboration Made Simple:

There are various different positions throughout the industry that rely on collaboration in order to develop successful reports. From the researchers in the laboratories to the consultants in the hospitals, collaborative workflows play a large role in their process. MDDX Research and Informatics rely on FileCatalyst Workflow to accelerate ingestion and distribution tasks. Through the solution, they are able to access shared or personal files from anywhere in the world. In this specific case, fast file transferring with a FileCatalyst solution provided the ability for MDDX Research and Informatics to collaborate on biomedical research data efficiently and in a secure manner. Without fast file transferring solutions, the industry would not be as advanced. It would take more time for various contributors to provide their research data, this could result in key information being left behind or hindered due to delay.  

Healthcare and life sciences practitioners do not have it easy, and the world relies on them for impactful research. The industry needed a solution that had their backs and that allowed their research to be delivered at appropriate speeds, to convey the information at relative times. Fast file transferring provided the industry with relief.    

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