BC Platforms to collaborate on Singapore population health study

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BC Platforms (BCP) has been selected to analyze and manage data collected from the Health for Life in Singapore (HELIOS) study, which forms part of the SG100K data set for Singapore’s National Precision Medicine program.

The HELIOS study is a population cohort study established and led by the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore). 

The population study aims to identify environmental, lifestyle and genetic factors that cause heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and other chronic diseases in Singapore. 

As part of Singapore’s SG100K study, the HELIOS study will recruit up to 50,000 men and women, aged 30-84 years old, from the Singapore population progressively over the next two years. BCP will be providing BC|INSIGHT and BC|RQUEST for management of LKCMedicine’s genotype and phenotype patient data from a large Asian cohort in a safe and secure manner.  

Bringing access to the HELIOS-SG100K data through BC platforms will enable and accelerate researchers to pursue key questions around precision health and personalized medicine.

Major focus

Nino da Silva, deputy managing director, BC Platforms, said: “I’m delighted that we have more good news coming out of Singapore, a major focus for deploying our clinical solutions and driving precision medicine, where we are working with leading Asian healthcare institutions. This latest partnership should make it easier for health service providers to determine optimal patients treatment pathways in major disease areas, based on population health insights using our genomic data management platform. Asia’s rich multi-ethnicity is of great value for life science research and clinical decision making.”

NTU LKC Medicine’s John Chambers, lead investigator of SG100K, said: “The unique and extensive measurements and samples collected, together with long term follow-up will enable the investigation of the complex interrelationships between environmental, lifestyle and genetic factors on subsequent disease risk. The HELIOS study will thus provide a powerful resource for medical research across a wide range of disciplines for both the current and future generations of biomedical researchers. We’re delighted to have selected BC Platforms as a key delivery partner in thi...

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