Blackfynn and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announced today that they have expanded their relationship. Under the expanded relationship, Blackfynn’s Data Platform will be used by CHOP and the Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC) to bring together complex non-identifiable patient data for collaboration and analysis, thereby accelerating translational discovery toward treatments for brain cancer in children.

Blackfynn and CHOP began their relationship focused on pathology data one year ago. The expanded relationship will allow ongoing access to the Blackfynn Data Platform for CHOP and CBTTC members to conduct research across non-identifiable patient data, including pathology, imaging, genomics, EEG, clinical and other data. The ability to integrate and conduct analyses across all relevant data together is crucial to identifying meaningful patterns in treatment and disease.

“We are thrilled to expand our relationship with CHOP, whose commitment to enabling translational research through collaboration and data access inspires us every day,” said Amanda Christini, MD, President of Blackfynn. “We share their core belief that transformational discovery will only occur when experts can effectively use the vast amounts of disparate, complex data generated in research. Blackfynn’s Data Platform will fundamentally enable this goal.”

“The Blackfynn Data Platform will accelerate research by linking experts and non-identifiable data, and will be seamlessly integrated into our CBTTC ecosystem” said Adam Resnick, PhD, CBTTC Scientific Chair. “Our extended relationship with Blackfynn will support the goals of the CBTTC and ultimately could lead to improved outcomes for children with brain tumors.”

About the CBTTC

The CBTTC is a collaborative research program dedicated to improving outcomes for children with brain tumors by supporting research on new prognostic biomarkers and therapies. The CBTTC is composed of thirteen member sites, including CHOP, Stanford, UCSF, Lurie Children’s, Seattle Children’s, University of Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital, Rutgers, Cornell, Children’s National, Hackensack Medical Center, CHOC Children’s, Meyer Children’s and UCSC. The CBTTC informatics infrastructure is supported by the Translational Informatics Unit at CHOP’s Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics (DBHi).

About Blackfynn

Blackfynn is a technology-driven, life-sciences company dedicated to transforming the way neurological diseases are diagnosed and treated. We combine high-quality patient data, proprietary software, and our multidisciplinary team of domain experts to drive transformational science and the development of effective therapies for the one billion people worldwide who are affected by neurological disease. We partner with pharma and biotech companies, device companies, foundations, government and academic medical centers to achieve this goal. For more information, please visit www.blackfynn.com.