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Lockheed Martin Launches Healthcare Technology Alliance with Illumina, Others

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Lockheed Martin this week announced the formation of a healthcare technology alliance to develop new technology for diagnosing, caring, and treating diseases while protecting sensitive patient information. 

The founding members of the alliance are Illumina, Intel, Cisco, Cloudera, and Montgomery College. 

The Lockheed Martin Healthcare Technology Alliance members will collaborate to develop solutions to improve care in areas of health technology that are rapidly growing, such as those that leverage genomic advances, secure patient medical information, and apply big data solutions. 

Lockheed Martin and Illumina are collaborating to develop methods for genomics on a national scale, Lockheed Martin said. Its systems integration and data analytics experience complements Illumina's genomic sequencing and analysis, and the collaboration "has the potential to create a complete offering for customers — the most advanced tools and best practices in large-scale genomic solutions," Lockheed Martin said in a statement. 

In January, the two firms announced a partnership combining Illumina's sequencing tools with Lockheed Martin's expertise in large-scale information systems and integration in an offering to countries that are beginning to integrate genomics into their national health systems.