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R-Biopharm AG and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany enter into collaboration on developing and launching Companion Diagnostics

Darmstadt, Germany, March 22, 2016 – R-Biopharm AG announced today it has entered into an agreement with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany to collaborate on developing companion diagnostics. The agreement constitutes the first collaboration between the two companies, covering research, development and launching of novel companion diagnostics. The project provides framework for further collaborations across a potentially wide range of therapeutic …

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£6m for Scottish Genomes Partnership

Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health, Jamie Hepburn has announced a £6 million investment in the Scottish Genomes Partnership (SGP) The SGP is a collaboration of Scottish Universities and the NHS capitalising on £15 million investment in whole genome sequencing technology by the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. The Scottish Government is contributing £4 million and the Medical Research …

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Further £250m in funding for genomics in the UK

Further £250m in funding for genomics in the UK – and cancer patients being recruited for 100K Genome Project Across England patients with cancer are now being recruited to the main phase of the 100,000 Genomes Project, giving the fight against cancer a significant boost. Minister for Life Sciences George Freeman MP announced the news at the Festival of Genomics …