Sanofi, Global Genomics Group Partner
News Jan 06, 2016
Under the terms of the agreement, Sanofi and G3 will utilize G3's proprietary platform with data from its G3LOBAL DatabaseTM to further unravel the molecular underpinnings of LDL-cholesterol regulation and to better understand which patients may benefit from interference with such novel signaling pathways.
"Our G3LOBAL DatabaseTM has been developed as a tool that enables drug developers and biomedical research scientists to better understand molecular networks that underlie human disease and thus improve the drug discovery and development process," said Szilard Voros, M.D., founder and chief executive officer of G3. "We believe that precision phenotyping, pan-omics and systems-biology driven bioinformatics are the key components of target identification, validation and the elucidation of novel pathways."
G3 will receive undisclosed payments from Sanofi for the collaboration.
The cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins have demonstrated substantial benefits in reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes caused by blood clots (ischemic strokes) in at-risk patients. Since statins are associated with a low risk of side effects, the benefits of taking them outweigh the risks, according to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association that reviewed multiple studies evaluating the safety and potential side effects of these drugs.READ MORE