AWS allows you to have an agile, cost-effective, and compliant infrastructure to accelerate scientific discovery, enable operational efficiency, and simplify your global collaboration.
Since agility and compliance are so critical, AWS customers can: deploy validated applications in development and manufacturing; rapidly innovate and coordinate with remote facilities and partners; use data analytics to make decisions about geographic expansion; and more efficiently leverage digital marketing resources to promote their product brands.
With AWS, biotech and pharma companies can focus more on scientific discovery, clinical advancement, and sales, instead of IT administration.
Your competitive advantage is dependent on your ability to remain agile and support the new ideas that are driving innovation. AWS offers the perfect place to experiment. With no up front requirements for large capital expense, you can resource projects instantly or augment your existing data centers for computationally demanding workloads.
AWS has the tools you need to operate efficiently and get the most out of your IT. Easily exploit reusable architecture patterns, automate rules-based infrastructure, and leverage continuous integration and deployment.
AWS makes it easy for you to coordinate with your global suppliers, partners, and staff based at other facilities. Operating in 13 regions and with customers in more than 190 countries, AWS facilitates swift, efficient collaboration even with large, complex data sets.
"By spinning up a few hundred nodes on AWS and getting results in less than a day, our scientific researchers have a lot more freedom to ask questions that weren’t even possible before. The speed is important, but equally important is the additional intellectual curiosity this enables for researchers."
Lance Smith, Associate Director of IT, Celgene
"We have been able to achieve even greater cost reductions by fine-tuning a variety of things, including pulling together similar systems onto the same servers, halting instances that do not need to run on weekends, and powering down after performing backups, even on weekdays"
Toshiyuki Shinoda, Director, Information Systems Department, Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd.
“The AWS Cloud enables swift collaboration even with hundreds of terabytes of data.”
Dr. Narayanan Veeraraghavan, Lead Programmer Scientist, Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine
Data outputs from clinical trials, genomic analysis and research and development can be large, complex and not in format that is easily digestible and actionable. By using the AWS Cloud, you have access to secure, durable and highly-scalable cloud storage and you only have to pay for the storage that you actually use. There is no minimum fee and no set up costs.
AWS Pre-Clinical Data Storage Solutions
AWS Partner Solutions for Pre-Clinical Data Storage
Avere's solutions give companies the ability to put an end to the rising cost and complexity of data storage by allowing customers the freedom to store files anywhere in the cloud or on premises without sacrificing the performance, availability or security of their data.
Signiant has a history rooted in developing file transfer software for some of the world’s largest companies. Originally created to move huge code bases around the world for global software development, Signiant’s solutions are useful wherever there is a critical need to move large data sets with security, reliability, and speed.
Working in biotech and pharma, your competitive advantage is dependent on your ability to remain agile and support the new ideas that are driving innovation in your organization. AWS offers the perfect place to experiment for your research and development needs. With no up front requirements for large capital expense, you can resource projects instantly or augment your existing data centers for computationally demanding workloads.
AWS Research Computing & Bioinformatics Solutions
Amazon EC2 enables you to increase or decrease capacity within minutes, not hours or days. You can commission one, hundreds or even thousands of server instances simultaneously. Of course, because this is all controlled with web service APIs, your application can automatically scale itself up and down depending on its needs.
Amazon EC2 Spot instances allow you to bid on spare Amazon EC2 computing capacity. Since Spot instances are often available at a discount compared to On-Demand pricing, you can significantly reduce the cost of running your applications, grow your application’s compute capacity and throughput for the same budget, and enable new types of cloud computing applications.
AWS Batch enables developers, scientists, and engineers to easily and efficiently run hundreds of thousands of batch computing jobs on AWS. AWS Batch dynamically provisions the optimal quantity and type of compute resources (e.g., CPU or memory optimized instances) based on the volume and specific resource requirements of the batch jobs submitted.
Research Computing & Bioinformatics Solutions
DNAnexus provides a global network for sharing and management of genomic data and tools to accelerate genomics. The DNAnexus cloud-based platform is optimized to address the challenges of security, scalability, and collaboration, for organizations that are pursuing genomic-based approaches to health, in the clinic and in the research lab.
OpenEye has built a solid reputation as a scientific leader in the field of molecular design based on two decades of delivering useful applications and programming toolkits. Its scientific approach has focussed on the power of molecular 3D structure to inform and guide, in particular via the concept of shape similarity. It has changed industry perception of what is possible with the speed, robustness and scalability of our tools and have recently built these into a ground-up, cloud-native platform, Orion.
Schrödinger is the scientific leader in computational chemistry, providing software solutions and services for life sciences and materials research. We empower researchers around the world to achieve their goals of improving human health and quality of life through advanced computational techniques that transform the way chemists design compounds and materials.
With the AWS cloud, developers, scientists and business users can store, process, and analyze data across previously siloed product and therapeutic teams. Gain further insight and accelerate innovation for new drugs and treatments.
Building a Data Lake on AWS
AWS offers a data lake solution that automatically configures the core AWS services necessary to easily tag, search, share, and govern specific subsets of data across a company or with other external users. The solution deploys a console that users can access to search and browse available datasets for their business needs.
Amazon EMR provides a managed Hadoop framework that makes it easy, fast, and cost-effective to process vast amounts of data across dynamically scalable Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon EMR securely and reliably handles a broad set of big data use cases, including log analysis, web indexing, data transformations (ETL), machine learning, financial analysis, scientific simulation, and bioinformatics.
AWS Lambda lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers. You pay only for the compute time you consume - there is no charge when your code is not running. With Lambda, you can run code for virtually any type of application or backend service - all with zero administration. Just upload your code and Lambda takes care of everything required to run and scale your code with high availability.
AWS Partner Solutions for Data Lakes
47Lining can take you through a proof-of-concept (POC) to demonstrate the value of a Data Lake on AWS, help you establish your Enterprise Data Lake as a fully managed service, or can help you build and launch a Data Lake that you manage within your existing AWS environment.
Cloudwick is one of the largest enterprise Big Data-as-a-Service providers and currently manages over 50,000 Big Data clusters on AWS. As an Advanced Consulting Partner with the APN Big Data Competency, Cloudwick has the expertise and a repeatable 3-step methodology for performing Big Data migrations to AWS. Cloudwick makes moving workloads and architecting a Data Lake simple and painless
NorthBay is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network Advanced Consulting Partner with the APN Big Data Competency that specializes in helping organizations like yours use their data to be more effective. For over 5 years, NorthBay and its nearly 200-person team has gained deep experience and expertise building on AWS, and was among the first organizations to architect a Data Lake on AWS.
AWS makes it easy for you to provide your contractors with virtualized desktop environments to gain access to certain software and systems, while maintaining control of your intellectual property. If you are working with a contract research organization (CRO) or contract manufacturing organization (CMO), you can also provide a centralized shared resource in the AWS Cloud to provide secure access to contract documentation, clinical data and patient information to support supporting your Good Laboratory, Clinical, and Manufacturing Practices (GxP). Building GxP systems using AWS allows you to improve the control you have over your IT environment, gives you enhanced testing and traceability, and helps you respond to audits.
AWS Solutions for Contractor & Supplier Management
Amazon Kinesis is a platform for streaming data on AWS, offering powerful services to make it easy to load and analyze streaming data, and also providing the ability for you to build custom streaming data applications for specialized needs. Web applications, mobile devices, wearables, industrial sensors, and many software applications and services can generate staggering amounts of streaming data that need to be collected, stored, and processed continuously.
AWS Partner Solutions for Contractor & Supplier Management
Life Science companies and their partners rely on the TraceLink Life Sciences Cloud to help them fight drug counterfeiting and diversion, safeguard product quality and ensure compliance with global track and trace regulations through complete drug traceability from ingredient to patient. TraceLink’s clients include 4 of the top 10 global pharmaceutical companies.
Sparta Systems is an industry pioneer and global leading provider of enterprise quality management software (EQMS) and cloud solutions, enabling businesses to safely and efficiently deliver products to market. The Company’s quality management platform solutions include TrackWise, Stratas and 123Compliance.
AWS allows for rules-based, automated compliance. At the corporate level, you can create rules for your organization regarding how your AWS infrastructure can be provisioned and configured throughout your organization. When you are creating infrastructure for a particular project, you can create reusable templates that allow you to have a consistent environment for development, testing, production, and validation activities. Once deployed, AWS has tools to continually test, monitor, and log events that occur. You can use these tools to rapidly detect deviations from corporate policy and sound alarms when deviations occur.
AWS Solutions for Automated Compliance Environment
AWS CloudFormation gives developers and systems administrators an easy way to create and manage a collection of related AWS resources, provisioning and updating them in an orderly and predictable fashion.You can use AWS CloudFormation’s sample templates or create your own templates to describe the AWS resources, and any associated dependencies or runtime parameters, required to run your application.
AWS CloudTrail is a web service that records AWS API calls for your account and delivers log files to you. The recorded information includes the identity of the API caller, the time of the API call, the source IP address of the API caller, the request parameters, and the response elements returned by the AWS service.
Amazon CloudWatch is a monitoring service for AWS cloud resources and the applications you run on AWS. You can use Amazon CloudWatch to collect and track metrics, collect and monitor log files, set alarms, and automatically react to changes in your AWS resources. You can use Amazon CloudWatch to gain system-wide visibility into resource utilization, application performance, and operational health.
AWS Partner Solutions for Automated Compliance Environment
Fugue Inc. radically simplifies cloud operations with its software-defined system for dynamically orchestrating and enforcing cloud infrastructure at scale. Teams can use Fugue to declare the desired state of cloud infrastructure and policies in a collaborative, human-friendly programming language and automate the provisioning, management and teardown of complex cloud environments, while continuously enforcing infrastructure state and policy compliance
Implementing cost-effective analytics is crucial throughout the biotech & pharma value chain. With the AWS Cloud, you can ingest and digest different data sources for clinical trials, scan adverse event databases to improve product quality and safety, scan sales data or consume streams of manufacturing data from connected manufacturing devices.
AWS Operational Analytics Solutions
Amazon Redshift is a fast, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse that makes it simple and cost-effective to analyze all your data using your existing business intelligence tools. Start small for $0.25 per hour with no commitments and scale to petabytes for $1,000 per terabyte per year, less than a tenth the cost of traditional solutions. Customers typically see 3x compression, reducing their costs to $333 per uncompressed terabyte per year.
Amazon QuickSight is a fast, cloud-powered business analytics service that makes it easy to build visualizations, perform ad-hoc analysis, and quickly get business insights from your data. Using our cloud-based service you can easily connect to your data, perform advanced analysis, and create stunning visualizations and rich dashboards that can be accessed from any browser or mobile device.
AWS Lambda lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers. You pay only for the compute time you consume - there is no charge when your code is not running. With Lambda, you can run code for virtually any type of application or backend service - all with zero administration. Just upload your code and Lambda takes care of everything required to run and scale your code with high availability. You can set up your code to automatically trigger from other AWS services or call it directly from any web or mobile app.
AWS Partners for Operational Analytics
Tableau helps people see and understand data. Tableau helps anyone quickly analyze, visualize and share information. More than 50,000 customer accounts get rapid results with Tableau in the office and on-the-go. Over 250,000 people use Tableau Public to share data in their blogs and websites
Cognizant is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work
With the AWS cloud, you can increase the brand awareness of your approved drugs or therapies by creating digital engagement platforms for your customers. You can build dedicated brand websites, mobile applications and sales tools to help promote product sales and increase customer engagement.When you build your digital marketing tools with AWS, you can build solutions that can scale with demand, integrate with email and provide dynamic, static and streaming content across the globe.
AWS Digital Marketing Services
Auto Scaling helps you maintain application availability and allows you to scale your Amazon EC2 capacity up or down automatically according to conditions you define. You can use Auto Scaling to help ensure that you are running your desired number of Amazon EC2 instances. Auto Scaling can also automatically increase the number of Amazon EC2 instances during demand spikes to maintain performance and decrease capacity during lulls to reduce costs. Auto Scaling is well suited both to applications that have stable demand patterns or that experience hourly, daily, or weekly variability in usage.
Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) is a cost-effective email service built on the reliable and scalable infrastructure that Amazon.com developed to serve its own customer base. With Amazon SES, you can send and receive email with no required minimum commitments – you pay as you go, and you only pay for what you use.
Amazon CloudFront is a global content delivery network (CDN) service that accelerates delivery of your websites, APIs, video content or other web assets. It integrates with other Amazon Web Services products to give developers and businesses an easy way to accelerate content to end users with no minimum usage commitments.
AWS Partners for Digital Marketing
Mobiquity provides data-driven innovation to customers, patients, and employees. We differentiate ourselves by delivering personalized experiences across channels – mobile, web, Alexa/voice, IoT, and chatbots – while ensuring a sustainable solution. Mobiquity has leveraged AWS since its founding in 2011.
The Acquia Platform offers a secure platform-as-a-service cloud environment for the Drupal web content management system, advanced multi-site management, powerful developer tools, and software-as-a-service capabilities for personalization, content syndication, and more. The Acquia Platform components are built with an API-first approach to make it easy to tailor the solution to your organization's specific needs and environment.
The Amazon Partner Network (APN) includes partners who have achieved the AWS Life Sciences Competency, by demonstrating AWS technical competence with supporting customer references. Working with these Competency Partners gives you access to innovative, cloud-based media solutions that have a proven track record of success in the media and publishing industries.