This report gives an overview of the activities of the DayOne.swiss Blockchain project in Basel, which were initiated in 2016 and officially started in 2017. As two projects for the integration of Blockchain Technology into existing Genome Data Management and Clinical Trials applications were successfully conducted in Basel.
DayOne - the innovation hub for precision medicine has a vision to “Create a world leading precision medicine hub respected for its impact and collaboration across silos.” The initiative is managed by BaselArea.swiss in close collaboration with the Canton of Basel-Stadt. www.dayone.swiss
Guardtime was founded in 2007 in Estonia and has now a team of over 150 cryptographers, developers and security architects, with decades of experience defending networks from nation-state attack. In Estonia all E-Health and E-Government records are secured by Guardtime Blockchain Technology. The cryptographic algorithms of the Guardtime are approved by the NIST (US National Institute of Standards and Technology ) and are applied in regulated environments. www.guardtime.com
BC Platforms is a swiss-finnish bioinformatics software company established in 1997 with the headquarter in Basel and R&D in Helsinki. It started as a Spin-off from a unique genome project with MIT and provides Clinical genomics software for healthcare and software solutions for biobanks and genomic research. BC Platforms is runs a Data Science Business with a global network of biobanks with clinical and genome data and conducts data science projects with pharmaceutical industry. BC Platforms partners with Microsoft, which provides a Genomics Service Platform . www.bcplatforms.com
Ethical was founded in Basel in 2014. Ethical is operating in the eClinical Software and Clinical Data Management sector with a special focus on Endpoint Adjudication software services. The Cloud Software Service Ethical eAdjudication® supports Endpoint Adjudication Committees' operations and data management in a quality controlled environment.
Goals of DayOne Blockchain initiative
The DayOne.swiss Blockchain initative explores how Blockchain Technology can support Precision Medicine to ensure data integrity, compliance and secure data exchange in context of Life Sciences research and Digital Health. The initiative brings together experts from different fields of Life Sciences research, Blockchain technology and healthcare practitioners. The Blockchain initiative started in 2017 with following activities:
Workshops to identify Blockchain use case and business Models which are relevant to the region of Basel.
Blockchain Proof-of-concepts in context of Genome Data Management and Clinical trials were conducted.
Reviews with experts from the academia and industry.
From 2016-2018 five Blockchain seminars at University of Applied Science (FHNW) were conducted by Prof. Dettling and Dr. Burgwinkel .
Presentations at scientific conferences:
BASEL LIFE 2016, 2017, 2018 (www.basellife.org)
DayOne conference 2017 (www.dayone.swiss)
Decentralized.com 2017 in Cyprus