Life sciences

Accelerate the discovery and development of new patient treatments and operate more efficiently with Google Cloud.

Use cases

Clinical research data management and analytics

Life science organizations are facing a crisis in cost effectively uncovering drug targets. In many cases, these challenges stem from issues with data and technology rather than the research itself. For example, researchers within R&D organizations are grappling with data explosion at a rate of 48% annually1 — while still working on siloed infrastructures and legacy systems.

With the help of Google Cloud's R&D data management and analysis solution, researchers can expedite their drug discovery and research through modernized infrastructure, effective data management, and efficient collaboration. Life science organizations benefit from our solution that's comprised of products specifically built for them, including: Healthcare API for Clinical Data (HL7v2, FHIR) and Medical Imaging (DICOM), and G Suite (supporting HIPAA compliance). Through this comprehensive R&D solution, life science organizations can manage large volumes of structured and unstructured data siloed across research sites as well as quickly analyze and generate insights from large amounts of data using BigQuery and AI Platform.

Customer case study:

1Harvard Business Review, "How a Pharma Company Applied Machine Learning to Patient Data," October 2018.


Improve data analysis with smarter storage

Siloed and fragmented data hinders scientific research and delays the drug development process. Storing your organization's data in a way that is useful for analytics is the first step in enabling insights. With Google Cloud big data solutions, you can aggregate, store, and de-identify your data. Then connect your data to advanced Google Cloud capabilities with the Cloud Healthcare API.

We can do important research faster than ever.

Geraldine Van der Auwera, Associate Director of Outreach and Communications, Broad Institute

Securing your most at-risk data

Pharma is among the top three sectors targeted by hackers.1 We do our part to help you protect your data across your organization by offering comprehensive identity management, network security, and threat detection and response capabilities to protect your organization against current and future threats. To earn your trust, we certify Google Cloud Platform and G Suite against the most rigorous global security and privacy standards like ISO 27001, ISO 27017, and ISO 27018, and make certain products available under applicable HIPAA business associate agreements. In addition, Google Cloud supports HIPAA compliance and is HITRUST CSF certified.

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1 Cyber threats and pharmaceuticals, Brian Contos, 2016

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Highlights from Next ’19

Catch up on the latest updates from Next ’19. See how life sciences organizations solve data problems with Google Cloud.

The Future of Health
Security and Compliance with GCP
Agility in Healthcare
Medical Imaging 2.0
Google Cloud Platform for Large-Scale Genomic Calculations
Telemedicine: A Global Perspective
Extracting Value with a Cloud CDW


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