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Shivom Adds Living DNA to the Marketplace, Offering Customers a 3-in-1 Ancestry Kit

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Living DNA’s 3-in-1 ancestry kit will provide Shivom’s customers with the ability to trace their origins back via maternal ancestors, and see how they moved around the world over thousands of years.

London, United Kingdom – April 15, 2019 – Shivom, a biotechnology data and analysis company optimising the way DNA is shared, secured and analysed through blockchain and AI technology, has teamed up with Living DNA. This is a collaboration of over 100 world-leading scientists, academic researchers and genetic experts from across the globe with the purpose of bringing cutting edge DNA technology to the world; to offer Living DNA’s 3-in-1 ancestry kit within Shivom’s marketplace. Through this affiliation, Shivom’s customers can discover their ancestral journey across 80,000 years.

The ancestry kit which has been developed by Living DNA enables consumers to discover their ancestry from around the world via a simple cheek swab, providing exceptional regional details. Many of their customers have used this opportunity to travel to their ancestral homelands. Living DNA can show you your recent family ancestry covering up to 15 generations, and your deep ancestry with Motherline and Fatherline (if male) results. Additionally, the company have developed an improved Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) genotyping platform that has been tailored to match the technical requirements of the different statistical methodologies they use to analyse customer data. Sirius, the new chip, has been designed using the Axiom® technology from Affymetrix / Thermo Scientific, which allows great flexibility to match every feature of the chip to their products.

To mark this milestone and affiliation, for a limited period of time, Shivom plans to offer incentives including; token rewards and discounted genetic counselling sessions via Family Care Path’s MyLegacy application.  This offer is for the first batch of customers who purchase the 3-in-1 ancestry kit from the Marketplace and subsequently upload their genetic data onto Shivom’s platform. “We are excited to offer Living DNA’s kits within our marketplace. Living DNA, along with parent company DNA Worldwide Group, shares the same high standards of excellence and commitment to consumer data ownership and security as Shivom. Living DNA’s kit is not only rated one of the best ancestry kits on the market, but they are also accredited and certified by leading international standards.” Says Henry Ines, CEO of Shivom.

For more information about Shivom please visit:
https://www.shivom.io

About Shivom
Shivom is a biotechnology data and analysis company optimising the way DNA is shared, secured and analysed. By utilising innovative technologies such as blockchain and machine-learning algorithms, we are able to democratise genomics.

Our mission is to bring exponential value to our end-users within the genomics industry. We believe that the unique combination of our in-depth knowledge for genomics, mixed with deep-rooted backgrounds in cryptography and AI is essential in the democratisation of genomics and healthcare data.

Learn more about our direct-to-consumer solutions here

Shivom Social Channels:
Official Homepage: shivom.io
Twitter (English): @projectshivom
Youtube: Shivom’s Channel
Telegram: Shivom Announcements
Facebook: @projectshivom
Instagram: @projectshivom
Medium: Shivom Official
LinkedIn: @projectshivom

About Living DNA
Living DNA is a high definition of DNA testing that challenges the concept of race and tackles ideas of separation through our ‘One Family, One World’ education programmes. With 75% of clients living overseas, we do this globally.

Presenting self-truth and letting science talk helps people change their lives. Putting ancestry into context allows people to celebrate not only how unique they are but also understand how we are all connected going back through history.

For more information about Living DNA please visit:
www.livingDNA.com

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Shivom Partners with Family Care Path a Spin-Off Company from Cleveland Clinic

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Family Care Path’s clinically-validated MyLegacy and CarePathConnect application will provide new ways for Shivom’s customers to take action on their genetic risk for certain hereditary conditions.

London, United Kingdom – April 2, 2019 – Shivom, a biotechnology data and analysis company optimising the way DNA is shared, secured and analysed through blockchain and AI technology, and Family Care Path (FCPI), a spin-off company from Cleveland Clinic adapting and marketing web-based clinical decision support applications, are collaborating to integrate FCPI’s MyLegacy application within Shivom’s marketplace. Through collaboration, Shivom’s customers can gain access to a personalised health risk profile and genomic counselling sessions which provide end-users with coaching to take proactive steps against hereditary conditions found within their genetic data.

FCPI has established an international telegenetic counselling network, branded CarePathConnect, which provides patients with the ability to privately and securely discuss their genetic health risk conditions with genetic counsellors and learn about the benefits and limitations of genetic testing via a HIPAA-compliant web-based video platform. The company exclusively licensed the family history collection and disease risk assessment tool from Cleveland Clinic, branded MyLegacy, which uses proprietary algorithms based on practice guidelines developed by the Cleveland Clinic Genomic Medicine Institute.

“Access to your genetic information is really just the beginning — using that information in combination with genetic counselling allows the necessary preventative measures to prevent serious health complications,” said Henry Ines, CEO of Shivom. “Our collaboration with Family Care Path enables Shivom’s customers to access their genetic information using a clinically validated programme to help them make lifestyle changes which seek to prevent or suppress hereditary conditions.”

The pilot for this collaboration will enable Shivom customers to access the FCP MyLegacy application and schedule a virtual genomic counselling session. Both clinical and non-clinical counselling sessions will be explored and processes will be established to ensure that customers are able to utilise both data collected from the FCP risk assessment tool as well as any genomic or other ‘omics’ reporting facilitated by Shivom subject to patient consent and permissions. Shivom also plans to arrange for its OMX token to be utilised as a means of payment and incentives for accessing counselling sessions and related services. The partnership marks a critical step in the roadmap for Shivom as it onboards key partners and services on its platform/marketplace to further demonstrate utility for its token.

“We are excited to collaborate with Shivom on this innovative effort. Working with Shivom will help their customers have a deeper understanding of their genetic information through testing, counselling and the ties to family health history” says David McKee, President and CEO of Family Care Path.

For more information about Shivom’s direct-to-consumer solutions please click here

About Shivom
Shivom is a biotechnology data and analysis company optimising the way DNA is shared, secured and analysed. By utilising innovative technologies such as blockchain and machine-learning algorithms, we are able to democratise genomics.

Our mission is to bring exponential value to our end-users within the genomics industry. We believe that the unique combination of our in-depth knowledge for genomics, mixed with deep-rooted backgrounds in cryptography and AI is essential in the democratisation of genomics and healthcare data.

Shivom Social Channels:
● Official Homepage: shivom.io
● Twitter (English): @projectshivom
● Youtube: Shivom’s Channel
● Telegram: Shivom Announcements
● Facebook: @projectshivom
● Instagram: @projectshivom
● Medium: Shivom Official
● LinkedIn: @projectshivom

About Family Care Path
Family Care Path develops, adapts and markets web-based clinical software applications designed to improve patient outcomes, increase physician and clinical process efficiency, and interface with a variety of electronic health records.

Many exciting concepts for healthcare applications remain isolated within the development environment. Our company’s mission is to identify these opportunities and develop software solutions utilising industry standard protocols, to enable widespread adoption.

We utilise the latest technology to develop secure and scalable applications to improve the quality of healthcare and reduce cost. Leveraging industry standard technologies such as Microsoft Cloud and both the SMART® and HL7® FHIR® open standards, Family Care Path creates applications which can seamlessly communicate with all electronic health record systems.

For more information about Family Care Path please visit:
www.familycarepath.com

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Shivom Releases Alpha 2.0 to Genomic Researchers & Data Owners

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Shivom – a data discovery and analysis solutions platform – on Tuesday unveiled its second release – Alpha 2.0. Leveraging the latest advancements in blockchain and machine-learning technology, Shivom is optimising how DNA is shared, secured and analysed in order to bring exponential value to the genomics industry.

In November 2018, Shivom launched its first release amid great enthusiasm and fervour. Since then, the product and development teams have been working on fixing bugs and integrating new features that have come from their recent partnership with Lifebit. In its first release, it streamlined its UI/UX and USPs based on the need to innovate in the area of secure storage. It also had multiple new-age features such as simplified sign-up DNA upload & encryption, etc.

Continuing its efforts in the area of innovation, Shivom continued developing on the previous release and has now launched its second release – Alpha 2.O. The latest advancements in the platform include avatars, issuing of notifications, bug-fixing throughout the platform, enterprise search functionality, an upgraded UI, and finally our blockchain transaction and verification for DNA file-uploading.

With the above-mentioned substantial updates, the platform can now verify via blockchain when a file is uploaded, secured and encrypted via Shivom. The next release titled ‘MVP’ will set to deliver DNA sequencing kits, an integrated wallet, marketplace and secure-sharing features. With a successful and well-tested second release, Shivom is steering itself into capturing a mega segment in this market.

About Shivom
Shivom is a biotechnology data and analysis company optimising the way DNA is shared, secured and analysed. By utilising innovative technologies and pharmaceutical companies with the ability to securely share, store and analyse DNA data quickly, efficiently and at any scale. such as blockchain and machine-learning algorithms, we are able to democratise genomics. Doing so, we empower data-owners, researchers To learn more about the project, visit the Shivom website.

Shivom Social Channels:
● Official Homepage: shivom.io
● Twitter (English): @projectshivom
● Youtube: Shivom’s Channel
● Telegram: Shivom Community
● Facebook: @projectshivom
● Instagram: @projectshivom
● Medium: Shivom Official
● LinkedIn: @projectshivom

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Shivom Partners With Lifebit

Blockchain genomics pioneer and AI data analysis firm will provide pharmaceutical organizations and life science users with comprehensive reporting through a library of pipelines

London, United Kingdom – 11 December 2018 – Shivom, the blockchain genomics platform that is powering personalized healthcare, has partnered with Lifebit, the AI-powered DNA-analysis firm, to give users unprecedented reporting capabilities for DNA data analysis.

The partnership will mean that immediate Genome Wide Association Study (GWAS) analysis is possible, with no specialist knowledge or in-house data scientist required. It also means that users can access a library of pipelines (ready built software that are used for analysis) and an AI-powered toolkit for analysing the data in a way that is far more scalable than other solutions.

Another aspect that makes the Shivom platform superior to other genomics platforms is that it will give pharmaceutical organizations and life sciencee users the ability to access real-time analysis whenever they need it with no waiting time, no application process for accessing the data and deadlines or cut off dates that restrict their access.

“Through this partnership with Lifebit, we are providing enterprise users with the tools they need to find the right patients for their clinical trials more easily and more accurately than is possible through other solutions. Not only that, it brings AI into GWAS analysis in a way that hasn’t been seen before,” said Dr Axel Schumacher, Co-Founder and Chief Scientific of Shivom.

The use of genomics platforms to improve rare disease treatment has increased in recent months, with 23andMe partnering with GlaxoSmithKline to develop drugs for Parkinson’s. However, the Shivom Lifebit partnership demonstrates a major leap forward in this area because it adds AI and Machine Learning capabilities to the identification of potential patients.

To do this, users will be able to access a library of pipelines within the Shivom platform. These include preset Shivom pipelines, those created through open source software and any that an enterprise chooses to develop using Github and DOCKER services.

“Our partnership with Shivom will allow us to combine unique datasets with a level of analysis automation and insight generation that has never been seen before on a genomics platform,” said Dr. Maria Chatzou, co-founder and CEO of Lifebit. “In this way, scientists and doctors will be able to get all the benefits of this rich database without the need to rely on a data scientist for help. On the other hand, still ensuring that the individuals that have provided data to Shivom are given a level of security and control only a state-of-art blockchain technology can offer.”

The partnership with Lifebit comes with the Shivom platform having already been released in alpha. The full launch of the platform is expected in Q1 2019.

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About Shivom:
Shivom is powering the next era of genomics through blockchain technology – protecting identity, personalizing healthcare and transforming lives. For the first time ever, a precision medicine ecosystem will offer an open web-marketplace for other providers to add not only genomics information, but also analytics and associated apps and services to drive personalized medicine. Shivom intends to extend its services to form a global network of associated laboratories and research centres, as well as genetic counsellors and other relevant services.  For further information, please visit: http://35.231.194.138/

About Lifebit
Lifebit is building a cloud-based cognitive system that can reason about DNA data like humans do. This offers researchers/R&D professionals, and their corresponding organizations (ie. pharmas), a highly scalable, modular and reproducible system that automates the analysis processes, learns from the data and provides actionable insights. For further information, please visit: https://lifebit.ai

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Our Alpha Public Release!

Back in August, we announced that we would be releasing a platform in order for our community to test and give us feedback on the first iteration of our Alpha product.

After onboarding a wealth of new talent and welcoming Henry Ines to the role of CEO, we felt it time to take a step back and reassess our current position. We realized that many of our competitors, both startups in the blockchain space and traditional genetics companies had spent a significant amount of time streamlining their UI/UX and USPs. It became clear to us that we needed to innovate in an area that’s often overlooked – secure storage. In perfecting such a solution, we would be able to offer our community and competitors alike greater freedom and transparency where the storage and sharing of their DNA data is concerned, having a positive knock-on effect on the direct-to-consumer genetic testing industry.

Months of development later, after several scrum meetings and all-nighters, we’re thrilled to unveil to the community the long-awaited Alpha Release!


A Sleek UI/UX Brand Overhaul

Users will also notice that we’ve greatly simplified our sign-up process, stripping it down to three easy steps:

Select whether you’re a consumer or an enterprise user, before adding general account information (name, DOB, country, etc.)

Complete health and wellness information by answering a range of questions (which, in later releases, will not only help us better assess which products we should provide our audience with, but also improve the search function for organizations seeking particular DNA datasets). Of course, the user will be able to specify whether they wish to be ‘discoverable’ in our Enterprise Search feature.

The final step in the sign-up process is adjusting user permissions – you’ll be able to set search, viewing and contact permissions that are linked to DNA data uploaded onto the platform. We’ve implemented toggle functionality to offer users a more granular experience over categories. For instance, they may choose to only make their data searchable and available to academic research teams over governmental organizations.

DNA Upload & Encryption

As aforementioned, we’ve spent countless hours fine-tuning our secure storage feature whilst ensuring newcomers and users of previous genetic testing kits are provided with a seamless experience for securely uploading their data. If you’ve used another testing service previously, all you need is your genetic information to get started – usually, this is stored in a file with a .vcf extension.

Navigate to the MYDNA page and click on ‘Upload’ to select the requisite file from your device. Once selected, it will be encrypted and subsequently stored on the Shivom platform. In successive releases, expect an even simpler process, where logins for sites like 23andMe or Ancestry can be used in order to directly import data.

Additionally, this page allows you to pre-order home testing kits. Select this option to be added to the pre-order list for the kits, which will be shipped in Q1 of 2019.

 

What’s Next?

Shivom will continue iterating on its product and fleshing out our core features – above all, our work is driven with a focus on security and accessibility. In tandem, we’ll launch numerous upgrades to campaign management for enterprise users and our Enterprise Search function (providing granular filters for organizations seeking out specific data sets, i.e. those from specific regions, associated with certain diseases or conditions, etc.).

For users that wish to share their data with researchers or institutes in the medical field (all whilst being remunerated for their participation), we’ll be rolling out the ability to anonymously provide organizations with datasets within a set timeframe, leveraging blockchain-based payments directly into an integrated wallet accessible via Shivom’s web portal.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates on our roadmap, developments and partnerships in the coming weeks. Go ahead and experiment with the Alpha, and be sure to let us know what you like, what could be improved, and what you’d like to see added in the future via the Intercom feature at the bottom right-hand side of the portal.

Until next time,

The Shivom Team

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