Genomics England selects ICON as Data Management Partner

Genomics England has today (09/02/16) announced that it has selected ICON plc, a global provider of drug development solutions and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, as data management partner for the 100,000 Genomes Project.

ICON will use its genomics expertise and powerful data management capabilities to validate clinical data from the 70,000 participating patients and their families. This work will take place within the secure Genomics England data environment.

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Genomics England Contracts with WuXi NextCODE as Clinical Interpretation Partner in both Rare Disease and Cancer

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Genomics England has today announced that it has contracted with WuXi NextCODE as a Clinical Interpretation Partner for the 100,000 Genomes Project. The China, US and Iceland-based company is the first to work with them on cancer samples and will also interpret samples in rare disease. Genomics England will work with the clinical interpretation partners to drive up the quality of interpretation of genomic data. This will lead to better understanding of disease and more personalised care for patients in the future.

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Genomics England Selects Cognizant as a Technology Partner for the 100,000 Genomes Project

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Genomics England has selected Cognizant as a technology partner to help design and implement the IT operating environment for the 100,000 Genomes Project.

The 100,000 Genomes Project aims to sequence 100,000 whole genomes from NHS patients and their families, of which around 70,000 are participants with certain types of cancer or rare diseases. The project aims to enable new scientific discovery, medical insights and diagnostics. When completed, the NHS will be able to offer genomic medicine and personalised treatments to patients with conditions that are currently hard to treat.

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Genomics England selects LabKey Software for integrated data management solution

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Genomics England selects LabKey Software for integrated data management solution

Genomics England has chosen the LabKey Server open source platform to provide its integrated data management solution. Genomics England will work with LabKey to design and develop a solution that will integrate and securely share complex clinical and genomic data for the 100,000 Genomes Project.

The 100,000 Genomes Project aims to sequence 100,000 whole genomes from approximately 70,000 people.

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Genomics England announces interpretation partners and expands industry engagement

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Genomics England has today (30th September 2015) announced that it has contracted with Congenica and Omicia to work with them on the interpretation of the genomes from 8,000 patients participating in the 100,000 Genomes Project.  Work with LockheedMartin-Cypher, Nanthealth and WuxiNextcode continues as part of a test phase.  This is in addition to ongoing work with sequencing partner Illumina who are also exploring a variety of bioinformatic challenges around sequencing and clinical interpretation.

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Garvan partners with Genomics England to advance genomic medicine

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The Garvan Institute of Medical Research has signed a memorandum of understanding with Genomics England, the organisation established by the UK’s Department of Health to deliver the world-first 100,000 Genomes Project. The two organisations will share resources and expertise to advance genomic medicine in Australia and the UK.

The 100,000 Genomes Project will sequence genomes from around 70,000 National Health Service (NHS) patients, focusing on individuals with rare diseases or cancer.

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Successful bidders for Clinical Interpretation Services announced

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Genomics England has today announced the four companies it has chosen to explore working with on the interpretation of the genomes of the first 8,000 patients participating in the 100,000 Genomes Project.

Genomics England continues to work with Illumina and are also expanding their partnership to explore a variety of bioinformatic challenges around sequencing and clinical interpretation.

Genomics England launched a ‘bake off’ for annotation and interpretation in the Spring of 2014 to determine the quality of offerings around the world. 

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Genomics England announces successful companies in Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) for a share of £8 million

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Genomics England today (11 March 2015) announced the successful companies in its Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) Phase Two assessment of Enabling Technologies for Genomics Sequence Data Analysis and Interpretation.  £8 million is being made available for the product development stage of the competition with the companies adopting a programme of 12 to 24 months each.

This competition seeks development of technological innovations that will enhance genomic sequence data analysis capabilities.

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Genomics England publishes results of its annotation assessment

Genomics England, the company leading the UK’s 100,000 Genomes Project, has released details of those companies that distinguished themselves in its annotation assessment exercise. Genomics England is committed to kick-starting the development of a UK genomics industry and this assessment exercise is part of that aim, as well as to evaluate and select potential service providers for the 100,000 Genomes Project.

Genomics England sent an Annotation Assessment Questionnaire to twenty eight participants together with the BAM and Variant Call Format files in respect of ten cancer/normal samples and fifteen rare disease trio samples in February 2014.

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Genomics England one of 2014’s 50 Smartest Companies

Genomics England has been recognised as one of 2014’s 50 Smartest Companies in MIT Technology Review’s annual list of the world’s most innovative technology companies.

The companies honoured are nominated by MIT Technology Review’s editors, who look for companies that have demonstrated original and valuable technology over the last year, are bringing that technology to market at significant scale, and are clearly influencing their competitors.

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Software innovators being invited to bid for share of £10 million fund

Businesses are being offered a share of £10 million to develop cutting edge technology to analyse and better interpret significant variations in the DNA of NHS patients with serious illnesses.

The Department of Health and Genomics England are inviting innovators to develop high-tech software products that will support its goal to sequence and better understand genomes for NHS patients with cancer and rare inherited diseases.

Developments in computer software could improve the reports to NHS doctors and the feedback they give to patients of what whole genome sequencing has found,

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