Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Companies Accelerate Product Development with Accellion Secure File Transfer

Organizations Quickly and Securely Share Large Digital Files While Maintaining Compliance with HIPAA and FDA Regulations

October 13, 2010 –

Palo Alto, CA – Oct. 13, 2010 — The development and production of drugs and medical devices has been revolutionized by the onset of the digital age.  Extensive collaboration between research teams, doctors, and patients is essential to product development and requires sharing large amounts of data from clinical trials.  To speed collaboration efforts and overcome large file transfer issues, pharmaceutical and medical device companies worldwide rely on Accellion Secure File Transfer.  Accellion is easy-to-use and provides the necessary layers of security and tracking to maintain compliance with HIPAA and FDA regulations. 

“From clinical research to drug and device design, the pharmaceutical and medical device industries generate a significant amount of data.  With files growing in size and stricter FDA security guidelines, sharing this information electronically has become increasingly more difficult,” said Yorgen Edholm, president and CEO of Accellion.  “Accellion Secure File Transfer provides a fast, secure way to share digital files while meeting the strictest security and compliance requirements.”  

“Since replacing FTP with the Accellion Secure File Transfer solution we have eliminated the security and support issues typical with FTP,” said Kirk Howard, senior IT Manager of Omnyx.  “Accellion enables our employees to share large files quickly, securely, and effortlessly while meeting our strict compliance requirements.  It has also enabled us to free-up valuable IT resources.”  

The Accellion secure managed file transfer solution allows pharmaceutical and medical device companies to securely send and receive files and folders up to 50GB in size.  With unmatched encryption and authentication checkpoints, it validates recipients so confidential personal health information is not overexposed.  Accellion Secure File Transfer also provides a comprehensive audit trail of who received a file and when.  Accellion’s managed file transfer solution integrates both on-premise and off-premise deployment options for cloud and virtual environments that work together seamlessly. 

Some of Accellion’s recent customer wins within the pharmaceutical and medical device industries include:

  • Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
  • Freeslate
  • Illumina, Inc.
  • LFB
  • Lipo Chemical
  • Omnyx

About Accellion
Accellion, Inc. is a profitable, well-funded, private company that provides enterprise-class mobile file sharing solutions to enable secure, anytime, anywhere access to information while ensuring enterprise security and compliance. More than 9 million users and 1,600 of the world’s leading corporations and government agencies including Procter & Gamble; Activision; Indiana University Health; Kaiser Permanente; Foley & Mansfield; Lovells; Bridgestone; Ogilvy & Mather; Harvard University; Guinness World Records; US Securities and Exchange Commission; and NASA use Accellion to protect intellectual property, ensure compliance, improve business productivity and reduce IT costs. Accellion file sharing solutions can be deployed on public, private and hybrid cloud environments and provide the ease-of-use business users need while giving the enterprise organization the flexibility, scalability and protection it needs. For more information please visit or call (650)-485-4300. Follow Accellion’s Blog, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.