09 Mar. 2012 posted by EuroBioForum
Continuing its commitment to advancing personalised medicine by offering world-leading experts and cutting-edge tools, Quintiles announced that it has invested in a new company formed to provide oncology consulting services and new cancer biomarkers, the key to scientific selection of the right drug for the right patient.
The company, Oxford Cancer Biomarkers, will develop biomarkers using CancerNav, a proprietary DNA- and protein-based assay technology platform invented by Nick La Thangue, Ph.D., Chair of Cancer Biology at Oxford University. David Kerr, CBE, DSc, M.D, FMedSci., Professor of Cancer Medicine at the University of Oxford and a world-renowned expert in cancer clinical research and policy development, will serve as the new company’s Chief Medical Officer.
Quintiles is the largest shareholder in Oxford Cancer Biomarkers; other major shareholders are the University of Oxford, and Professors La Thangue and Kerr.