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Genomics Medicine Ireland Ltd. (GMI)

Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a scientific platform to examine the human genome in order to better understand the role of genetics in disease and rare conditions, and to lead to new prevention strategies and treatments. The company was founded in Ireland last year by a group of leading life science entrepreneurs, investors and researchers, and now includes, among its founders, Amgen. The GMI platform is based on the pioneering work of Amgen’s subsidiary, deCODE genetics, in Iceland, widely recognised as the birthplace of population genomics. deCODE’s approach, led by its founder and CEO Dr. Kári Stefánsson, has proven that population genome studies offer an effective system for elucidating the underlying biology of major diseases and identifying new drug targets. The application in Ireland of the approach pioneered at deCODE will further broaden the power of this model to make and validate such discoveries and apply them to benefit patients. The collection, management and analysis of genomic data will help drive development of novel therapeutic drugs and diagnostics in collaboration with leading academic and corporate partners. Ireland has a large and thriving pharmaceuticals sector, and GMI aims to apply and build on this expertise to open new avenues of innovation and value creation. GMI’s research has already been met with great enthusiasm by potential pharmaceutical partners. *

 

Period Start 2015-01-01 established
  Group WuXi PharmaTech (Group)
Products Industry genomics
  Industry 2 genome sequencing
Persons Person Jones, Anne (Genomics Medicine Ireland 201811– CEO before Pall Corp + Agilent + GE Healthcare + Amersham)
  Person 2 Crowley, Daniel (Dan) (Genomics Medicine Ireland 201610 acting CEO)
     
Region Region Dublin
  Country Ireland, Republic of
  Street Building 4
Cherrywood Business Park
  City D18 K7W4 Dublin
  Tel +353-1-567-6500
    Address record changed: 2019-08-13
     
Basic data Employees n. a.
     
    * Document for �About Section�: Genomics Medicine Ireland Ltd.. (10/26/16). "Press Release: Genomics Medicine Ireland Raises $40 Million in Series A Funding". Dublin.
     
   
Record changed: 2019-08-13

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