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Repositive secures additional funding through a SMART grant

Repositive secures additional funding through a SMART grant

Repositive, a spinout from Allia’s Social Incubator East programme (located at Future Business Centre Cambridge), has been awarded a SMART grant of £50,000 to develop a platform for secure access to human genomic data through privacy-preserving technologies.

 The SMART Award, which is through Innovate UK, will see the company receive additional funding as it further develops and commercialises its web based platform for sourcing and accessing genomic data. The company plans to launch its first product in September 2015.

Fiona Nielsen, CEO of Repositive, said: “With the explosion in the amount of genomic data now available, scientists need a more effective tool to identify the most useful data for their research. Through the Repositive platform, they can seamlessly identify the most useful data. In addition, the platform will also improve the ability of scientists to securely access and share their data, both within their organisations and with collaborators and the wider community.

With the platform nearly ready for launch, this award will be very useful as we continue to refine and improve our product. We have already had a significant amount of interest from the life sciences community and we expect to see this grow as we expand the platform’s capabilities.”

Repositive has developed a web based platform which will allow scientists to quickly and easily access data from a range of global sources, and initiate data collaborations with both colleagues and external collaborators.

The platform will launch in September 2015, and a beta version is currently available athttp://repositive.io/#beta-signup-form

Repositive are experts in the provision of efficient access to genomic data. Through their platform, researchers and scientists are able to quickly and easily access data from a range of global sources, and securely share with colleagues both internal and external. Through the platform, researchers are also able to use the community to identify more relevant data, feedback and improve the metadata associated with it. From their headquarters in Cambridge, the Repositive team of experts in data management and its most effective use, also offer a range of services to corporate customers who require larger scale enterprise solutions.

For further information, please contact: Tony Stephenson, Exitus Communications, Tel: +44 (0)7899 796655, Email: tony@exituscommunications.co.uk


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