NantHealth Teams To Create Gene Sequencing Health Network

Culver City-based NantHealth, the healthcare technology company created by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, said Thursday afternoon that it has teamed up with The Chan Soon-Shiong Insitute of Molecular Medicine, and Providence Health and Services, to create a clinical, genomic network for whole genomic sequencing. According to NantHealth, the network will help provide whole genome sequencing for cancer patients, and is expected to serve 22,000 cancer patients across five western states. The three said the network involves Illumina HiSeq x Ten gene sequencing systems, coupled with NantHealth's own "transcriptomic analytic super computer" which it says can be used to analyze that genetic data. NantHealth's Soon-Shiong said the use of the super-computer is intended to help with clinical decision support to create more targeted, effective, and efficient treatments for patients.