Hands Off my Data: How to Protect Sensitive Information in the Biotech Industry

Intellectual property is the life sciences industry’s most important asset, because it forms the basis of product approvals and of cooperation, licensing and due diligence negotiations. That is why life sciences firms need to protect their knowledge while making it available to certain third parties. How can they achieve this delicate balancing act from a technical viewpoint? This is where specialists from the IT industry come in, as they can create and manage virtual worlds on demand and help companies provide highly selective access to their data. One of these providers is the German-based company Brainloop, which already works with several well-known biotech firms. Brigitte Ehret, Sales Director for the Life Science Industry at Brainloop, talked to us about meeting the particular requirements of the biotech industry and ensuring confidential information is protected.