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SAS And GSK Pull Big Pharma Into Big Data Collaboration

Of all the companies that specialize in big data analytics, the real pioneer (at scale) has always been SAS – headquartered in Cary, North Carolina. Earlier today, in a big, bold bet on moving one of the larger needles in healthcare, SAS announced a collaborative effort with drug giant GlaxoSmithKline aimed squarely at the global pharmaceutical industry.
In a nutshell, SAS is sponsoring the ongoing support and management of a globally accessible private cloud where the pharmaceutical industry can securely collaborate around anonymized clinical trial information. GSK has made the bold commitment to be the first to contribute anonymized clinical trial data.

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