Bonus Episode With AWS’ Aaron Friedman on the New Amazon Omics Service Launch

November 30, 2022


Host Stan Gloss, founder of BioTeam, talks with Aaron Friedman, HealthAI Principal Product Manager at Amazon Web Services, about the launch of Amazon Omics. This new purpose-built service helps healthcare and life science organizations store, query, and analyze genomic, transcriptomic, and other omics data to generate insights that improve health and advance scientific discoveries. The platform simplifies and accelerates the process of storing and analyzing data for research and clinical applications. 

On the day of the announcement, Friedman discusses why Amazon Omics will best suit small and large biotech companies and make it easier for various organizations to mine their data. He also outlines its key features, how it combines data with other modalities, and why it lends itself to top-tier multi-omics and multimodal analysis.  

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Aaron Friedman is the principal product manager for Amazon Omics. In this role, he is responsible for listening to customers, defining requirements, and ensuring that Amazon Web Services (AWS) helps customers advance scientific discovery and precision medicine. Prior to this role, Friedman spent over five years in AWS healthcare and life sciences solutions (HCLS) architecture leadership roles, spending four years as the HCLS tech lead for the AWS Partner Network and then a year and a half as the HCLS tech lead for startups. In those roles, he also built many of the original architectures and patterns for genomics on AWS. Prior to AWS, Friedman was the first technical employee at Human Longevity, a biotech startup delivering omics-guided healthcare solutions. He received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences at UCSD and graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. 

Host Bio

Stan Gloss


As co-founder and Evangelist of BioTeam, Stan Gloss has been working to tell the stories of the intersection of science, data and technology since 2002. Gloss joined with fellow founding partners Bill Van Etten and Chris Dagdigian to form BioTeam in 2002 following his tenure in business development with AVAKI Corporation, a pioneer in global grid software solutions, and Blackstone Computing, a computing and IT consulting company for scientists, Gloss led the sales initiative that launched the company in the life sciences market. Gloss earned his MS at the University of Buffalo and was a department chairman and faculty member at Quinnipiac University.

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