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Genomics and Biogen Collaborate on Refining Drug Targets
Oct 14 2015 Read 800 Times
Genomics plc, a leading analysis company developing algorithms, data resources, and software solutions to uncover the relationships between genetic variation and human disease, is collaborating with Biogen to refine drug target selection through the use of sophisticated analysis of human genetic data.
Biogen will leverage findings from Genomics’ integrated database and analysis tools, to guide drug research and development and use these findings to investigate the likely efficacy and safety of their intended drug targets.
Genomics’ analytical platform for genomic data analysis and interpretation combines proprietary algorithms and software with the Company’s integrated genome-phenome database and analytical expertise to uncover the relationships between genetic variation and human health outcomes. Genomics has several existing partnerships with large pharmaceutical companies, and in clinical genomics is a platform partner for Genomics England, the company undertaking the 100,000 Genomes project in the UK.
John Colenutt, CEO, Genomics plc, said: “This agreement highlights the growing commitment within the pharmaceutical and biotech industries to systematically use human genetic data in research to increase the chance of success in drug development. With our proprietary technology, integrated database and tools, Genomics is ideally positioned to support pharma and biotech companies in this area.”
Sally John, Vice President, Computational Biology and Genomics, Biogen, said: “At Biogen we firmly believe that genetic information can be a powerful tool in assessing potential drug targets. We are delighted to collaborate with the world-leading analysts at Genomics, and to benefit from their unique integrated genome-phenome database.”
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