Biotech Partnership to Accelerate Understanding of Genetics of Long Covid and Help Identify New Treatments
, 2022-05-11 03:11:41,
A new partnership between PrecisionLife and Sano Genetics will help advance researchers’ understanding of the drivers of long COVID, identifying at-risk patients and potential drug targets
OXFORD, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)– PrecisionLife Limited, a global techbio company using its deep insights into disease biology and patient stratification to drive precision medicine in chronic diseases, is pleased to announce a partnership with Sano Genetics, a genetic research platform enabling patients to participate in ethical research projects, to advance understanding of the long-term effects of coronavirus infection (long COVID).
The project will include analysis of Sano Genetics’ data from 3,000 UK adults suffering from long COVID symptoms using PrecisionLife’s proprietary combinatorial analytics platform to identify risk-factors and potential drug targets.
It is estimated that 5-30% of Covid patients will go on to have long-term complications and, with over 500M people worldwide confirmed as having been infected, the need for better diagnostics and treatments is large.
PrecisionLife’s combinatorial analytics platform is uniquely able to identify the drivers of complex disease biology at an unprecedented level of resolution. This new study aims to advance researchers’ understanding of why some people, even those with mild original COVID infections, are at risk of developing debilitating long COVID symptoms, and discover novel drug targets and drug repositioning candidates with associated patient stratification biomarkers that could lead to new treatments to help long COVID sufferers.
Under the agreement, Sano Genetics will provide access to its long COVID patient population dataset to PrecisionLife for analysis. Sano’s research participants always…
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