Altran Switzerland and Pryv join forces to give Life sciences customers a GDPR-proof path to connected health applications

New partner alliance agreement set to benefit the connected health sector with smart, patient-centric medical devices meeting the highest levels of data safety, privacy and user empowerment.

Lausanne, June. 15, 2018 — Pryv, the leading provider of privacy and personal data management software, announces that it has signed a partnership agreement with Altran, the leader in Engineering and R&D services empowering the next generation of healthcare evolution.

This partnership puts the patients at the heart of MedTech innovation and protects their privacy complying the most stringent data regulations with Altran acting as an end-to-end R&D engineering partner developing smart, patient-centric and compliant medical devices. Pryv brings trust, transparency and control over the use of sensitive medical data.

“Medtech companies operate in one of world’s most regulated environments, and scrutiny and complexity are only increasing” says Andreas Kuhn, CTO at Altran Switzerland. “Pryv extends our regulatory expertise with a rigorous data protection capability that accelerate time to compliance and enable privacy-preserving design from the outset of product development”

Altran and Pryv teamed up to enable Riva Digital, a Swiss eHealth initiative tackling the problem of hypertension in Switzerland.

The initiative encourages citizens to maintain healthy lifestyle behaviors and instantly keep tab on their blood pressure level right from their smartphone.

The medical-grade monitoring app builds on a breakthrough optical blood pressure monitoring method from the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM), App development and integration from Altran and rigorous privacy and personal data management capability from Pryv. 

Riva digital bets that one year from now 100,000 people will have demonstrably lowered their blood pressure.

Pryv helps organisations manage personal data from creation, to use, to sharing and enhanced rights such as portability and right-to-be-forgotten. Packaged for rapid integration, the software solution comes with a secure storage vault, encryption protocols, fine-grained consent management and comprehensive auditing capability that radically cut IT development costs and accelerate time-to-benefit while addressing most stringent data protection requirements.

Altran ranks as the undisputed global leader in Engineering and R&D services (ER&D), following its acquisition of Aricent. The company offers clients an unmatched value proposition to address their transformation and innovation needs. Altran works alongside its clients, from initial concept through industrialization, to invent the products and services of tomorrow. For over 30 years, the company has provided expertise in aerospace, automotive, defense, energy, finance, life sciences, railway and telecommunications The Altran Group generated revenues of €2.9 billion in 2017, with some 45,000 employees in more than 30 countries.