Located at 75 Binney Street in Cambridge’s Kendall Square, IBM Watson Health will serve as a home base for more than 700 IBM employees. Deborah DiSanzo joined the company as the business unit’s general manager.
On the same day, IBM Watson Health increased its capabilities by adding IBM Watson health cloud for Life Sciences Compliance and the IBM Watson Care Manager.
The IBM Watson Health cloud for life sciences compliance intends to boost marketing of biomedical companies’ medical innovations.
Currently, life sciences companies are able to work with non-regulated workloads in the cloud, such as drug research and discovery, but not regulated workloads such as pre-clinical studies, clinical trial data, marketing application data, and data on a commercially marketed product.
IBM claimed that its Watson Health Cloud for life sciences will allow companies to work with, share and collaborate on their regulated workloads on the compliant cloud infrastructure and do so on a global scale.
“This newest expansion of the IBM Watson Health Cloud makes it an even more robust and flexible platform for the life sciences and healthcare industries and explains its rapid adoption among leading organizations in these fields,” said Michael Rhodin, SVP of IBM Watson Group.
Meanwhile, the Care Manager is an integration of Watson Health, Apple’s HealthKit and ResearchKit. It helps to provide personalized patient engagement program.
In addition, IBM announced new partnerships with Boston Children’s Hospital, Columbia University, ICON plc, Sage Bionetworks and Teva Pharmaceuticals in leveraging Watson’s capabilities. They follow CVS Health, Medtronic and Yale University.