Life Sciences / Heath Care / Biotech

Being headquartered in Boston, we work with some of the most innovative companies in the world in the Life Sciences, Health Care, and Biotech industries.  We work with companies at every stage–from companies who are just 2 founders who spend most of their time in the lab, all the way up to publicly traded, multi-national corporations.  We help you meet your security compliance requirements (HIPAA, GxP, etc.), reduce infrastructure costs, improve operational efficiencies, and ultimately innovate faster.  We work hand-in-hand with your IT team, or directly with your scientists if you have no IT staff, to design and deploy flexible infrastructure solutions on AWS such as HPC clusters, batch pipelines, spot instance fleets, and more.

HIPAA ComplianceSecurity and Compliance

We can help you navigate your security compliance requirements and implement an AWS infrastructure that keeps your data secure.  We have a dedicated cybersecurity team that can help you design HIPAA-compliant Virtual Private Clouds (VPC), ensure Protected Health Information (PHI) is always encrypted and within HIPAA-approved AWS services, and limit your risks from attackers who would want to steal your intellectual property.  We also have expertise with GxP and FDA medical device requirements.

We have direct experience with AWS tools such as GuardDuty, CloudHSM, Certificate Manager, Inspector, Identity and Access Management (IAM), Key Management Service (KMS), Macie, Shield, Secrets Manager, Web Application Firewall (WAF), and more.

Cost Optimization

Unlike many AWS consulting partners, our fees are not based on a percentage of your AWS spend, so our interests are in perfect alignment–we want to help you do more on the AWS platform while reducing your costs.  Our AWS Solutions Architects can help you right-size your instances, manage spot instances with powerful automation, purchase Reserved Instances (RIs), and more.

Consulting

Designing infrastructure in AWS, whether it’s a genomics pipeline or an HPC cluster or something else, requires a deep understanding of the AWS platform and a complete re-thinking of how IT infrastructure can be deployed. We take the necessary time up front to understand your organization’s workflows, often designing new infrastructure ideas together during “whiteboarding sessions” in our office or yours, until we have the best design.  We have help you de-couple your application to enable horizontal scaling so your infrastructure will fuel the growth of your business, rather than hold it back.  It’s a collaborative process and a role that we relish–it feels incredible to be part of the groundbreaking work our clients are doing!

Case Study – iSpecimen

“The support from Privo’s AWS team has really enabled iSpecimen to continue innovating, spending more of our time on product development and less time worrying about keeping the lights on.”

– Doug Williams, iSpecimen.

Read how we helped iSpecimen get the most out of AWS

Case Study – H3 Biomedicine

“Working with Privo allowed us to accelerate a number of important AWS initiatives. Their experience with other life sciences firms has proven to be of great value to us.”

– Ed O’Connor, Director, Information Technology

Read how we helped H3 Biomedicine accelerate their cloud adoption

Reference Architecture

To give you a flavor of the sort of work we can do for clients, below is a reference architecture we created for a customer that needed to create a re-usable data processing pipeline for varied workloads from their scientists.  The architecture we created was cost-efficient, leveraging spot instances, highly automated, and flexible based on the individual requirements of the workload:

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