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FEPAICLNNOADNTSFIYSOSHTREMMSS

OUR DATA POOLS AND
WORLD-LEADING LEGISLATION
OFFER A UNIQUELY ACCESSIBLE
ENVIRONMENT FOR RESEARCH
AND INNOVATION

Finland has a long tradition of collecting     In May 2019, Finland approved legislation
samples in biobanks, which makes genetic       on the secondary use of health data. This
information readily accessible. These          elevated research and innovation offers new
samples can be linked to comprehensive         opportunities – including new treatment
digital databases of donor health data to      methods – across health and wellbeing,
benefit cancer research enormously. The        disease prevention and predictive and
combination of population-based biobanks,      personalized medicine. Pharma, contract
innovation-friendly legislation, comprehen-    research organizations (CROs) and drug
sive healthcare registers, electronic medical  development companies can access this
records and the nation's isolated gene         data through Findata, the national one-stop
pool represents true real-world evidence.      shop (www.findata.fi/en).
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