The inevitable challenge
Finland has a very ambitious national strategy for health improvement. The key element in the strategy is to understand that shared health information can lead to shared health benefits.
As part of this strategy, FinBB is a co-operative that was established to commercialize the opportunity of offering Finnish data to medical researchers to allow the development of better care, as well as to return the proceeds more directly to Finnish healthcare to allow more investments for the benefit of Finnish people.
In the early fall of 2019, FinBB was looking for a partner to help them create a new service to publish a catalog of research samples for researchers. The core system, Fingenious, already existed and it was a question of adding a new element alongside it.
Wunderdog was selected as the development partner. With the solution we have built, researchers can now request samples for scientific studies. FinBB had no experience in software development or managing a development team, so we were given a lot of responsibility to provide them with services that were as holistic as possible.
Success in the project led to other projects, such as a campaign to gather consents. By March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic was starting to spread in Finland. FinBB needed some quick assistance so they could collect consent from Finnish citizens for their samples to be used by local biobanks to help research new treatments and precautionary procedures. In less than two weeks the campaign should be up and running.