UK Genomics Medicine Start-up Congenica Ltd Wins Genomics England Competition

From: Congenica Ltd
Published: Fri May 02 2014


Cambridge based Congenica Ltd, a clinical genome diagnostics and discovery company, announced today that it has been one of several Small Business Research Initiative competition awards funded by the UK Department of Health and managed by Genomics England.

This funding will be used by Congenica to further develop itís SAPIENTIA platform that provides a novel, modular, and scalable data analytics pipeline for the annotation and clinical interpretation of genomic sequence data in both human genetic disease testing and research environments.

Tom Weaver, Congenicaís CEO, said: "Winning this competition is very important for a small start-up company like ours as it demonstrates our potential and a measure of how critical the analysis tools we are developing will be for supporting national scale screening projects, including Genomics Englandís fantastic ambition to sequence 100,000 genomes in a clinical context."

Data analytics that allow the intelligent interpretation of genome sequence and clinical phenotypes in a safe, affordable and scalable manner is the next challenge as genomic technology transforms the way doctors diagnose disease and decide on the best treatment choices. Congenicaís first product is built upon world leading technology developed by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute that has delivered many thousands of genomes and it is the companyís vision to apply this technology in the clinic in order to make a real difference in the treatment and outcome of patients with genetic disease.

For further information, please contact: Dr. Tom Weaver, CEO, Congenica Ltd, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SA, UK. tom.weaver@congenica.com; www.congenica.com

Notes for editors:

About Congenica Ltd. Congenica is a UK start-up company founded on pioneering research from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, NHS clinicians and regional genetic testing laboratories. We are translating this research into a gold standard clinical genomic analytics platform, SAPIENTIA, for processing big data sets of human DNA sequence with deep clinical phenotype information in order to generate a definitive molecular diagnosis and clinically actionable interpretation of genetic disease for treatment, patient stratification and drug discovery. Our service and discovery efforts are provided to medical practitioners and drug developers for diagnostic, prognostic and clinical research purposes. For more information on the Company, please visit our website at www.congenica.com.
Company: Congenica Ltd
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