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SAS® Visual Analytics to help transform medical research at BioGrid Australia

SYDNEY, Australia  (08 Aug 2013)  – BioGrid Australia has selected SAS® Visual Analytics to transform how it manages data and facilitates critical medical research outcomes through data visualisation.

BioGrid Australia is an independent and secure research platform and infrastructure that provides authorised researchers access to de-identified real-time clinical, imaging and biospecimen data across medical conditions, institutions and jurisdictions.

Equipped with advanced visualisation and self service capabilities, through BioGrid, researchers will now be able to gain faster insight into health problems with SAS Visual Analytics, which complements the existing SAS® Enterprise Guide platform.

Maureen Turner, Chief Executive Officer, BioGrid Australia said, "BioGrid is a unique platform, where researchers can collaborate on projects to look at trend and treatment data that will help improve the quality, outcome and efficiency of care for patients suffering from cancer and chronic diseases."

"Researchers have access to a wealth of information, with 1.3 million de-identified patients across the platform and more than 80 active research projects at any given time. SAS Visual Analytics will allow rapid exploration of these data, enabling researchers to make more evidence-based decisions which have a direct impact on the healthcare of Australians."

David Bowie, Managing Director SAS Australia and New Zealand said that SAS Visual Analytics makes it easy for anyone in the organisation to derive insight from data. "The uptake of SAS Visual Analytics this year has been exponential, and the demand has been across all industries and sectors.

"It's truly humbling to see SAS having such a significant impact on the lives of Australians, particularly in driving health outcomes such as the management of cancer and diabetes," he added.


SAS Visual Analytics is an in-memory solution for exploring any amount of data very quickly. Users can spot patterns, identify opportunities for further analysis and convey visual results via Web reports or iPad® and Android tablets.

SAS Visual Analytics quickly reads data into memory for fast processing and data visualisation. Users can explore all data, execute analytic correlations on billions of rows of data in just minutes or seconds, and visually present results. They can then quickly identify patterns, trends and relationships in data that are not apparent before being graphically displayed.

Since the best way to understand the value of SAS Visual Analytics is by experiencing it firsthand, SAS has created an online environment for customers to try the software. Please visit the new interactive SAS Visual Analytics demo.

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