With ever increasing global health challenges and the demand to improve care and contain costs, very few industries have grown more in importance and complexity than life sciences in recent years. The stakes are high and the amount of collaboration that occurs across the ecosystem to bring new drugs and medical devices to market is immense.
Today marks a new milestone for our life sciences efforts, as we announce a new partnership with Medidata Solutions, the leader in cloud-based clinical technology in the life sciences industry. Medidata will build applications on the Box Platform to manage regulated content that is qualified to meet 21CFR, Part 11 requirements. Medidata, a trusted strategic partner to nearly 800 life sciences companies worldwide, will also be building an electronic Trial Master File (eTMF) application using the Box Platform.
Box has a significant presence in the life sciences industry for unregulated document management. We serve over 650 life sciences organizations including 12 of the top 15 global pharmaceutical companies and trusted brands like: GSK, AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly, Boston Scientific, Edwards Life Sciences, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Versartis, Illumina, Myokardia, Nuvaisve, DJO, Exact Sciences and Pearl Therapeutics-to name just a few. All of these companies use Box to manage and securely collaborate on critical information in the cloud.
Box and Medidata Team Up to Make Regulated Content Management Easier for Life Sciences
Our customers tell us they love the simplicity and flexibility of the Box user experience. They already use Box to improve and streamline activities such as CRO communication, M&A activity, contract management and secure access of approved promotional materials via mobile devices. So it is no surprise that they have been asking to use Box with regulated content as well – all to leverage the same simplicity and flexibility.
For the first time ever, this will now be possible. Medidata already provides deep vertical expertise to the life sciences industry, powering clinical trials that bring life-saving new treatments to patients worldwide, faster and more efficiently. Combined with Box's expertise in enterprise content management, our partnership will deliver packaged applications for many regulated functions and workflows specific to life sciences. Our joint customers will achieve greater ROI on Box by addressing both unregulated and regulated content management use cases with applications on the Medidata Clinical Cloud.
Powering a Life Sciences Ecosystem with Box Platform
Medidata will leverage Box Platform to accelerate and simplify delivery of new regulated content management applications for the life sciences industry. Box Platform allows customers, partners and ISVs to build and deploy enterprise-grade applications on top of a secure, compliant, and scalable cloud-based content layer using Box's open APIs. Partners like Medidata can develop content-centric, cloud-based business applications with rich and engaging user experiences all while accelerating their development timeframes.
Box is extremely excited to partner with a cloud innovator like Medidata. We both have a great set of customers in the life sciences market who constantly challenge us to meet the unique needs of this highly regulated industry. As Box Platform continues to grow, we are very excited that partners like Medidata are taking our content management capabilities and making them even more relevant for our life sciences customers.