Amazon Web Services, American Heart Association partner on precision cardiovascular medicine

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The American Heart Association and Amazon Web Services have formed a strategic collaboration to enhance the AHA's Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine.

The AHA has invested $30 million over five years toward the institute, and seeks to fundraise between $100 million and $200 million more for additional development. The institute plans to award 14 grants over the course of a year to foster cross-disciplinary learning, research and collaboration in cardiovascular-focused precision medicine.

For its part, Amazon Web Services will permit grant recipients free access to AWS services, such as computational storage and analysis.

"The promise of precision cardiovascular medicine and care can be realized when research and technology come together to deliver new insights," said AHA CEO Nancy Brown in a statement. "The AHA and AWS collaboration will unite the global research community to accelerate discovery in cardiovascular health and usher in a new era of tailored prevention and treatment that will help patients and lessen the global burden of cardiovascular disease."

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