NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Medgenics announced on Wednesday a collaboration with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to accelerate the development of new therapies for pediatric rare and orphan genetic diseases.

Under the agreement, Medgenics will have access to the biobank at CHOP's Center for Applied Genomics (CAG), one of the world's largest biorepositories of pediatric genetic data, which will enable researchers at both organizations to identify new rare and orphan disease targets and accelerate the development of new therapies into clinical stage programs.

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