San Diego, California, July 14th, 2015. – Rancho BioSciences, the Data Curation Company, today announced that they will work with BT to provide cloud-based data curation services to their joint customers.

Data curation is important for life sciences companies and academia to be able to extract important information from massive amounts of data. Rancho BioSciences curates life science data such as clinical data, case report forms, protocols, molecular data, phenotypic data, target and pathway knowledge, assays, medical records and claim forms. Rancho has a strong track record of term mapping, building ontologies and dictionaries in order to better organize and harmonize disparate data.

BT provides a secure cloud infrastructure for data curation using its BT Connected Science platform. The data curation services from Rancho BioSciences will provide manual data curation services for public and internal data sets accessed through BT’s cloud services globally. Some of these data sets may come from data fed into public and third-party applications such as tranSMART, and other scientific tools that BT has deployed in the cloud.

“Many of our customers are looking for hosted solutions of open source platforms that include third party tools, and BT was an obvious fit for Rancho because of their existing ecosystem of partners and their innovative vision of the cloud of clouds.” said Julie Bryant, CEO for Rancho BioSciences. “We feed platforms such as tranSMART with manually curated content from the public domain and internal sources that can then be used for analysis in a variety of platforms hosted by BT. By providing organized, clean data that is easy to find it leads to better quality analyses and empowers scientists within their organizations to self-serve when looking for information”

”There is so much data being produced by companies and academia around the world, and there is a pressing requirement from the life sciences sector to be able to use technology more creatively to turn that data into actionable insight,” said Hubertus von Roenne, Vice President Global Industry Practices at BT Global Services. “By bringing the data curation services from Rancho BioSciences into the applications ecosystem that we already host on our BT Connected Science cloud platform, we enable great transformation opportunities within the life sciences industry. We are proud to be able to do this with clear commitments on application performance, security and attention to compliance requirements. This is a great example of our cloud of clouds vision at play.”

About Rancho BioSciences

Rancho BioSciences is a fee-for-service data-curation company leveraging open-source tools and public-domain data with their customer’s internal data sets. Our customers include Pharma, Institutes, and Government. 

Rancho has a team of experienced Ph.D. and M.D. scientists around the world that deliver high quality work based on their expertise and domain knowledge in biology, diseases, and clinical data. Rancho BioSciences is flexible and cost effective, providing on site and off site curation, analysis and IT support. 

Rancho BioSciences also has expertise in databases and hosts or installs tranSMART for their customers. 

Our goal is to help the life-science community build better tools and take advantage of a wealth of scientific data by supporting and developing open source platforms.

About BT

BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of five customer-facing lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Business, BT Consumer, BT Wholesale and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2015, BT Group’s reported revenue was £17,979m with reported profit before taxation of £2,645m.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

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