March 22, 2011 – The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) has announced the 12 winners of the Trusted Cloud research program. One of the projects selected included the development of cloud computing services for the life sciences. 

We found this news on HealthTech Wire in their article, “GeneCloud – semantic high performance cloud computing software for the Life Sciences,” and thought we’d share the good news with you.  

Trusted Cloud fosters the development of secure cloud computing services. A total of 116 proposals were submitted to the 100 Mio Euro program. GeneCloud, a project  proposed by Transinsight, TU Dresden, Antibodies Online, RESprotect, and Qualitype, was selected as one of the 12 winners.

“In order to better understand and treat diseases such as cancer, data analysis and computing plays an increasing role. Small companies should be enabled to use today’s computing power available in the cloud. However, the key problem is data security. Up to now there is a great barrier to release relevant data into the cloud. This problem is addressed in GeneCloud: we develop secure high-performance cloud computing services for the Life Science,” said Dr. Michael R. Alvers, CEO of Transinsight. 

On top of winning the Trusted Cloud competition, Transinsight was awarded with the German Innovation Prize IT for its outstanding developments in Enterprise Semantic Intelligence at CeBIT 2011. The prize was given to 43 companies and research groups out of over 2000 submissions.

Melody K. Smith