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H3 Biomedicine, Foundation Medicine extend precision oncology collaboration

Published 21 April 2017

H3 Biomedicine has extended its multi-year collaboration, which was signed in February 2015, with Foundation Medicine to discover and develop precision medicines in oncology.

H3 and Foundation Medicine will continue to build upon the progress the two companies have made during the collaboration.

The companies will collaborate to interrogate the FoundationCORE dataset, with the goal of expanding the translation of ongoing H3 programs and identifying new, actionable cancer drivers.

Markus Warmuth, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of H3 Biomedicine said: “Having access, through Foundation Medicine, to a high quality, large scale data set for identification of novel driver events and clinical translation helps create a competitive edge for H3 within the current oncology drug development market.

“The collaboration with Foundation Medicine has broadened the scope of our clinical programs and has pointed us in new, unique directions and we look forward to continuing this successful collaboration.”

Lihua Yu, Vice President of Data Science and IT at H3 Biomedicine said: “The genomics data in FoundationCORE is a better reflection of patients seeking treaent in current clinical practice compared with publically available data sets, and it will continue to evolve as new therapies are adopted.

“Thorough computational analysis beyond variant calls allows us to connect genomic aberrations with disease context which can directly impact the trajectory of our pipeline.”



Source: Company Press Release