Earlier this year Box announced a partnership with Medidata Solutions, the leader in cloud-based clinical technology and data analytics serving over 850 life sciences companies worldwide. The intent of the partnership was to have Medidata leverage Box's Cloud Content Management platform to build applications in the regulated (21CFR, Part11) space. Today, Medidata is delivering on that promise by announcing the availability of its Regulated Content Management (RCM) Platform for Life Sciences that initially includes SOP Management and eTMF Archive.
The RCM platform from Medidata gives Life Science customers the ability to create, collaborate, manage and search across regulated and non-regulated content all within a single repository while maintaining the simplicity, usability and flexibility of the Box content layer. Until now, Life Sciences customers have had to deploy multiple content management systems from multiple vendors to meet operational needs for regulatory, clinical, manufacturing and commercial processes. Integration of these multiple content management systems is usually results in large integration projects.
The Medidata RCM suite, built with Box Platform, eliminates system silos without the need for costly integration. Now Life Sciences customers can manage all their regulated content, data and workflows in one single integrated platform. The RCM collaboration platform is incredibly user friendly and allows study sponsors, study site operators and CROs to seamlessly manage unregulated and regulated content and maintain readiness for FDA inspections.
Box is Breaking New Ground in Life Sciences
Box has been a leader in content management for global life sciences companies around the world. We currently support over 650 life sciences organizations, including 12 of the top 15 global pharmaceutical, CROs, medical device and biotechnology companies. Today, we actively serve trusted brands like: GSK, AstraZeneca, Boston Scientific, Edwards Life Sciences and many others. Most of our customers enjoy the simplicity and flexibility of our application and have widely adopted our product for non-regulated content management use cases like: secure external collaboration with outside trusted researchers or CROs, M&A activity and the secure distribution of approved promotional and marketing material to a distributed salesforce.
As we broaden our footprint in Life Sciences by working with partners like Medidata, we look forward to seeing expanded use cases in the regulated content management space. The new Medidata RCM platform allows users to create, collaborate, store and view 21CFR, Part11 and Part 820 compliant content securely in the cloud. The Medidata RCM suite also allows the ability to conduct activities such as review, approval and eSignature on a mobile device. The RCM suite uses a patent pending live content integrity technology that actively ensures inspection readiness for audits as well as compliance with validation standards like 21CFR, Part11 and Part 820. With access to regulated and non-regulated content in a single Box repository that is highly secure, compliant and accessible anywhere, customers can find the information they need and when they need it in a cost effective manner.
Box is excited about this unique opportunity to partner with a well known cloud innovators in the Life Sciences industry like Medidata. As Box deepens its investment in the Life Sciences industry, we anticipate more news on how we will serve the regulated content management space in the near future.