Horizon Discovery this week announced that it will become the first corporate member of a consortium launched by Cancer Research UK to form teams of academic and pharmaceutical scientists to study emerging areas of cancer research, and translate basic science into new cancer drugs and diagnostics.
 
Alongside Horizon, the consortium, called VIMCAD, comprises Cancer Research UK’s Cambridge Research Institute, St. George’s University of London, the University of Glasgow, and the University of Liverpool.
 

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