British Startup Enlists Roche, Schering Into HCV PGx Program; US May Be Next Market | GenomeWeb

A tiny British startup has launched a novel nationwide genotyping service designed to pinpoint a patients’ hepatitis C subtype, and help physicians treating these patients determine which regimens to pursue.

If adopted, the program, developed by the company HepCgen, may reduce the cost of treating patients with the disease in the UK — which is five times more prevalent than HIV in the country — and relieve some pressure from the country’s cash-strapped National Health Service.

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