A Permissioned Blockchain-based System for Collaborative Drug Discovery

Christoffer Olsson, Mohsen Toorani

Abstract

Research and development of novel molecular compounds in the pharmaceutical industry can be highly costly. Lack of confidentiality can prevent a product from being patented or commercialized. As an effect, cross-organizational collaboration is virtually non-existent. In this paper, we introduce a blockchain-based solution to the collaborative drug discovery problem so that participants can maintain full ownership of the asset and upload partial information about molecules without revealing the molecule itself. A prototype is also implemented using the blockchain technology Hyperledger Fabric and analyzed from security and performance perspectives. The prototype provides a set of functionalities that makes sure that ownership is maintained, integrity is protected, and critical information remains confidential. From a performance perspective, it provides a good throughput and latency in the order of milliseconds. However, further improvements could be done to the scalability of the system.

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in Harvard Style

Olsson C. and Toorani M. (2021). A Permissioned Blockchain-based System for Collaborative Drug Discovery.In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP, ISBN 978-989-758-491-6, pages 121-132. DOI: 10.5220/0010236901210132


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icissp21,
author={Christoffer Olsson and Mohsen Toorani},
title={A Permissioned Blockchain-based System for Collaborative Drug Discovery},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP,},
year={2021},
pages={121-132},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010236901210132},
isbn={978-989-758-491-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP,
TI - A Permissioned Blockchain-based System for Collaborative Drug Discovery
SN - 978-989-758-491-6
AU - Olsson C.
AU - Toorani M.
PY - 2021
SP - 121
EP - 132
DO - 10.5220/0010236901210132