DNAstack Announces Partnership on AI with Vector Institute
April 16, 2024

The collaboration will accelerate AI innovation for genomics and precision health in Canada

Toronto, Ontario – April 16, 2024  – Today, DNAstack is proud to announce its Bronze sponsorship with the Vector Institute, a globally-renowned AI Institute that empowers researchers, businesses and governments, to develop and adopt AI responsibly. This union between industry and academia will serve to amplify the shared goal of accelerating AI-based innovation in Canada.

DNAstack develops software that is helping scientists make breakthrough discoveries in genomics and health research. Omics AI, DNAstack's flagship software suite, makes it possible to derive AI-powered insights across global networks of data, without needing to bring it all into one place. This system is being used by world leading pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, universities, patient advocacy groups, funders, sequencing facilities, government agencies, and consortiums to grow collaborative networks in diverse areas of research.

The partnership with Vector will help DNAstack continue to innovate by tapping into Vector’s research community to address challenges at the frontiers of machine learning and natural language processing. DNAstack will also leverage the institute’s talent pool and engage in Vector’s collaborative projects, workshops, and seminars to foster local growth in the field.

“Artificial intelligence is fundamentally transforming how we approach biomedical research and discoveries in ways that are rapidly accelerating our ability to understand and treat disease with molecular precision,” said Marc Fiume, CEO of DNAstack. “Our partnership with Vector Institute allows us to strengthen our technology and further cement Canada’s presence as a world leader in AI research and implementation.”  

We are thrilled to welcome DNAstack to our Bronze sponsor community. Through this collaboration, we hope to give health clinicians and researchers better access to the diverse data collected by health systems without compromising patient privacy, ensuring that we can achieve optimal health outcomes for all.

Cameron Schuler
Vector’s Chief Commercialization Officer & VP, Industry Innovation

About DNAstack

DNAstack is a Canadian company whose mission is to save and improve lives by unlocking the collective power of the world’s genomics and health data. Omics AI is a software suite by DNAstack that enables privacy-preserving federated insights across distributed data. DNAstack is a global leader in the development of open, interoperable standards as part of the Global Alliance for Genomics & Health (GA4GH).

About the Vector Institute

Launched in 2017, the Vector Institute works with industry, institutions, startups, and governments to build AI talent and drive research excellence in AI to develop and sustain AI-based innovation to foster economic growth and improve the lives of Canadians. Vector aims to advance AI research, increase adoption in industry and health through programs for talent, commercialization, and application, and lead Canada towards the responsible use of AI. Programs for industry, led by top AI practitioners, offer foundations for applications in products and processes, company-specific guidance, training for professionals, and connections to workforce-ready talent. Vector is funded by the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada through the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, and leading industry sponsors from across multiple sectors of Canadian Industry.