VTT has launched a PreMed project that aims to improve healthcare:
“In Finland, the health data collected in national registries already serves fairly well the needs of clinical care and academic fundamental research, and statistical purposes. However, the use of such data in company-driven research remains limited, even though applied research is essential for creating innovations, such as developing new treatment methods, drugs and well-being products. The PreMed project launched by VTT introduces a corporate perspective to the planning of a national service operator to coordinate the use of health data,” VTT explains.
Avaintec is also a part of this project. We investigate the national biobank’s gene data in order to find out whether genome data can be utilised in artificial intelligence, for example to predict hereditary diseases.