About 5AM Solutions

What We Do

5AM Solutions is a provider of cloud-based solutions for life sciences and healthcare. For 14 years, 5AM has been a software product developer and system integrator for life science and healthcare customers who were early adopters and providers of genomic technologies. We have offered customers unique methods for leveraging genomics to address the data challenges of integrating personalized medicine into all sectors of health care.

Our software and services facilitate:

  • Integration of data from disparate information systems to target therapies
  • Leveraging virtually unlimited external data sources to drive drug discovery
  • Exceptionally strong management of big data, especially genetic data
  • Collaborations and partnerships that involve sharing proprietary data
  • Privacy protections for patients’ information

Our executive team spent 6 months in 2015 visiting current and prospective clients and discovered some of the greatest and continually growing challenges for Pharma, Hospitals, Universities, and Biotechnology firms:

  • “Our data scientists have no time to analyze data because they spend all their time fixing and manually integrating data.”
  • “We’re capturing medical, trial and observational data from the same patients and still can’t mine the combined data because they’re in different systems.”
  • “I have electronic medical records but no good way to assemble patient cohorts for research studies.”
  • “We’re overwhelmed by the volume, complexity and noisiness of genomic and medical data.”

To address these needs, 5AM created 5AM Sunrise™, a unique platform that allows organizations to clean, analyze, and visualize genomic, clinical trial and observational data.

5AM is creating a platform to address the exponentially growing need for the design, aggregation, analysis and visualization of genomic, clinical and observational data.

Three areas are targeted: observational data management; data analysis, curation, and visualization; and interfaces for patient engagement tools.

diagram of Sunrise API platform

The market for Life Science, Healthcare and Biotechnology software supporting precision medicine is in the billions. The need to curate data as well as repurpose old data will continue to grow exponentially. Precision Medicine will drown the current capability of organizations to incorporate genetic data and clinical trial data. Adding observational data on patients using mobile and wearable technologies and the environment we live in will only exacerbate this issue. 5AM is the first company to provide self-serve data curation/analytics and observational data collection that is combined with genomic sequencing data. This is a primary and necessary step for the success of precision medicine.

5AM is in a unique position with respect to the competition. The precision medicine market is hot, highly competitive and dispersed. Being able to envision and deliver innovation is uncommon. The ingredients include domain expertise, proper planning and controls, software excellence, and reputation. Competition includes Accenture and Deloitte, IBM and Google, InfoSys and Persistent Systems, and Genospace and Syapse, Tamr and Horton Works, MediData and Quintiles IMS. Our advantage includes our engagement model of embedded domain experts, our 14 year track record.

Shilpa Gorfine, Senior Vice President of Operations and Finance - Shilpa has built a highly successful track record of driving innovation and financial success within organizations across the healthcare industry. She holds a Masters in Business Administration and in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from Brown University.

Brent Gendleman, Founder and Executive for Business Development - Brent Gendleman leverages a diverse, 20-year background in consulting, technology and publishing to advance 5AM’s ability to help customers address the data challenges of integrating personalized medicine into all sectors of health care.

William FitzHugh, Chief Science Officer - William FitzHugh has over 20 years of experience crafting software solutions to interesting problems, especially in the field of molecular biology. Will has a Master of Science in Computer Science from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Cornell University.