Atos secures award for transforming lifesaving cancer genome analysis

London, 30 April 2018

70 per cent reduction in processing times recognised at MCA Awards

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, won gold at the Management Consulting Association Awards for pioneering work to speed up lifesaving genome analysis times.

Atos was tasked by Genomics England to deliver a faster diagnostic turnaround for its ground breaking programme, which uses a person’s DNA to understand how disease develops in order to deliver personalised treatments.

Establishing an efficient cancer genome analysis pipeline that gets recommendations back to clinicians quickly is critical to treating patients effectively. This reduced timeline, for the first time, enables clinicians to use the genome analysis in decision-making for cancer treatment.

The Atos team was able to reduce turnaround times from 9 months, to just 1-3 months, and also established a fast-track process that returns results in 14-17 days.

Toby Goldblatt, Atos SVP for digital services said: “Genomics England is a fantastic client doing really important and pioneering work for all our tomorrows. We have been delighted to support them in this for the past few years, and it is especially pleasing to receive this award by the consulting industry as a recognition of Atos’ work in this area.”

Genomics reinvents healthcare by creating a multi-disciplinary team of medical professionals and scientific, data and analytics experts to deliver integrated personal medicine.

The Atos team comprising Will Powell, Stuart Clarke, Charles Hope, Rafid Ali and Josh Ramsey were awarded Project of the Year in the Performance Improvement in the Public Sector category.

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About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with approximately 100,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of around € 12 billion. European number one in Big Data, Cybersecurity, High Performance Computing and Digital Workplace, the Group provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting-edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, Atos supports the digital transformation of its clients across various business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Energy & Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline. Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

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