France Funds $17M Cancer Profiling, Biomarker Effort | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The French government has provided €13.4 million ($17.4 million) to fund the Innovative MODels Initiative (IMODI), a partnership aimed at facilitating the development of new cancer treatments.

Headed by Oncodesign, a preclinical cancer therapy assessment firm, the IMODI partners plan to pool their resources to develop, profile, and evaluate more than 200 experimental cancer models, tests for molecular selection, and a range of derivative biological products.

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