Genomics is one of the fastest growing, academic as well as industrial sectors and hundreds of genomic sequences are discovered every year. The technologies for sequencing genomes have developed exponentially but unfortunately the technology for the storage and manipulation of this data hasn’t been able to keep up.
But, coming into the scene is an upcoming, sophisticated software system for secure storage of Genomic data as well as dynamic control by the donors.
Gene-Chain, is a software developed by Encrypgen and as the name suggests is powered by the secure Blockchain Technology and thus ensures the privacy of their donors.
There is also a system that allows the donors to grant and modify permissions, give consent documents as well as track the usage of their data.
The software will be featured and debut in May, 2017 at the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo which will be held in Boston.
Encrypgen is looking for investors and interested parties should visit here: Invest In Encrypgen!
The service will be free to use for individual donors and licenses will be sold to Academic Institutes, Pharmaceutical Companies etc. for storage of large data.
The key advantage of gene chain is it’s DBMS which allows for enhanced sharing without compromising security and privacy.
David Koepsell, CEO and Founder of Encrypgen says, “Gene-Chain creates a space for Sharing & Commerce and also provides Privacy & Security while empowering donors as never before”.
The entire organisation of Encrypgen is quite similar to the popular Creative Commons where developers set permissions on their own thus exactly informing users about what they can & can not do with their work.
This increases the role and status of donors and in the near future will bring about a switch in trend from the monopoly of Large Corporations to empowerment of Individual Contributors.
Author: Rohan Dandavate
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