[Source: TGen] – The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Horizon Discovery today announced plans to develop human disease models for use in TGen’s cancer research.
A research-collaboration and sub-licensing agreement will allow TGen investigators to use Horizon’s GENESIS™ and X-MAN™ technologies to accelerate the search for new drug targets, biomarkers and anti-cancer agents, which could provide patients with more effective treatments.
Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, TGen’s Physician-In-Chief and senior investigator will head the effort at TGen. Dr. Von Hoff is a leading advocate of developing precision cancer therapies. Dr. Von Hoff also is a leader in clinical trial design for agents that are based on an understanding of the cancer genes in patients’ tumors.