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Case Study: BIOMEDICINE | Moderna What if an integral part of our bodies could dramatically alter the way we treat life-threatening diseases? That's the founding premise of Moderna Therapeutics. Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Moderna is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) medicines. mRNA is a fundamental part of human biology and conveys information from DNA for the synthesis of proteins. Moderna is using mRNA as a drug to direct cells in the body to make proteins for fighting and preventing diseases. Central to its efforts, the company has developed its own advanced technology platform to create mRNA therapeutics and vaccines addressing a spectrum of ailments, including infections, cancer, rare diseases, and cardiometabolic issues. "mRNA science requires intense analytics," says Marcello Damiani, chief digital officer for Moderna. "You need analytics in R&D, in clinical development, in process development, and in manufacturing. Data is at the center of what we do." Under Damiani's leadership, the Moderna team has built a high-tech enterprise to manage this data and leverage analytics to advance multiple breakthrough bio- pharmaceutical products simultaneously. Moderna is fueled by a robust digitization strategy that "uses the full power of the cloud as the foundation," Damani says. In addition to the cloud, the company's strategy comprises five other building blocks: integration, the Internet of Things, automation & robotics, analytics and artificial intelligence. CASE STUDY – BIOMEDICINE Market: Biomedical Headquarters: Cambridge, Mass. Founded: 2011 Website: Business Goals: To bring speed and agility to its operations, Moderna has adopted a cloud-first philosophy, which requires integrating multiple SaaS applications, including SAP (ERP), Workday (HR), Solium (equity plan management), and Concur (expense reporting). How Boomi Helped: • Delivered cost savings in platform administration and maintenance • Automated complex, cross platform business transactions • Supported rapid growth without increasing G&A staff • Minimized data errors while increasing process visibility • Streamlined application migrations • Simplified integration mapping — reducing cost of additional master data connections • Accelerated employee onboarding by automating access to applications and resources • Improved permissions management reliability, consistency and documentation • Reduced IT effort focused on user access and permissions Accelerating and Scaling Biotech Innovation Moderna employs cloud-native integration technologies to automate business processes, scale on-demand, and alleviate administrative burdens for scientists.

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