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DevAccelerator Spotlight: Castalise

Enabling privacy-preserving predictive analytics on pharmaceutical data

This is a part of a series highlighting the work of developers on the Oasis Network through a new program run called the DevAccelerator Program. Go here to learn more about the program and apply.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and the Castalise team

Firas Kaakour is the COO and Co-founder. He has held multiple roles in marketing, procurement and supply chain management in the pharmaceutical industry for the last 9 years.

Tell our audience about Castalise

When and why did you first get excited about blockchain technology?

Our first quest was building a peer to peer blockchain based file sharing network built on top of the Interplanetary File sharing system (IPFS) to authenticate and encrypt data at rest. We wanted to helps users manage sharing sensitive data over a decentralized and distributed internet.

What drew your interest to tackling a difficult and unique problem such consent management in the pharmaceutical industry?

Pharma companies are still reluctant when it comes to adopting AI based predictive tools in fear of jeopardizing data security and privacy.

While AI based predictive tools proved the ability to unlock a wealth of value out of medical data and research and most importantly secondary objective clinical trials, it also needed a thorough and costly compliance work.

By creating a trusted environment where pharma companies can leverage such predictive tools while ensuring confidentiality, privacy and compliance over sensitive data, data owners can unlock tremendous value out of their own data locked in silos.

Eliminating frictions for the adoption of AI technology in the healthcare sector will not only save money, human resources and ensure compliance but also create a chain reaction of discoveries over critical topics like cell and gene-therapy.

What made you interested in building on the Oasis network?

Any big milestones coming up for Castalise that our readers should know about?

How can others try out Castalise? Learn more about what you’re up to?

Anything else you’d like to share?

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A better internet is only a matter of time. The Oasis network is trying to fix what’s broken by giving users back control of their data using a combination of secure compute and a proof-of-stake blockchain.

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A better internet is only a matter of time. The Oasis network is trying to fix what’s broken by giving users back control of their data using a combination of secure compute and a proof-of-stake blockchain.

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