At Momentum, the EMC Information Intelligence Group's EMEA user conference, EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced MRC Technology, a healthcare technology transfer company and charity with its own drug discovery laboratories, has selected the EMC OnDemand, a private cloud deployment model for enterprise-class applications. A fully-managed service, EMC OnDemand service enables MRCT to focus its resources on managing intellectual property (IP) and medical and scientific documentation, and not on maintaining the technology infrastructure required to support it.
MRCT is committed to translating cutting edge scientific discoveries into commercial products. The company adds value to the discovery process by working with companies, agencies and academic organizations for strategic patent protection and intellectual property licensing. Since its founding, MRCT has filed more than 300 patents, granted more than 400 licenses to its technologies, and generated licensing income in excess of 500 million Pounds Sterling for the UK's Medical Research Council, a government funded organization dedicated to tackling health problems.
MRCT uses the Documentum OnDemand, EMC's managed hosting service to access, protect and manage the information that runs its business – its IP management, financial documentation and HR records. The repository is globally accessible, and the data center is hosted in Amsterdam.
The underlying technology of EMC OnDemand is a private cloud deployment model for enterprise-class applications, designed to help customers accelerate their journey to the cloud. Developed using a range of best-in-class technologies from VMware, RSA and EMC, the EMC OnDemand infrastructure enables quick provisioning and configuration for rapid deployment.
Gordon Bridges, Head of Information Communication and Technology, MRCT
"We understand the value of managing and protecting information, but the expertise required to run such enterprise-grade systems in house was not an option we wanted to pursue. EMC OnDemand allows us to focus our team and resources on other areas of value, providing the agility we need to grow. We integrated our hosted Documentum repository with our on-premise systems for true operational efficiency, and have found the EMC OnDemand service to work exactly as promised."
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About MRC Technology
MRC Technology is a technology transfer company responsible for adding commercial value to cutting edge scientific discoveries through strategic patent protection, creative licensing of intellectual property (IP), partnered research or further scientific development.
As well as offering technology transfer services to the UK's Medical Research Council the Company has recently broadened its activity to include helping other charitable and academic organisations (such as AICR) with IP management and commercial development of healthcare-related science, thus bringing valuable income back to the organisations to help fund further research.
MRC Technology also has small molecule drug discovery and therapeutic antibody facilities, providing lead-stage therapeutic assets to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
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