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BioWisdom Joins $14.5M European Alzheimer Biomarker Project

NEW YORK, May 4 (GenomeWeb News) - Cambridge, UK-based BioWisdom said today that it will join the AddNeuroMed project of the European Commission's Innovative Medicines for Europe consortium, where it will use its Sofia software platform to help identify and validate Alzheimer's disease biomarkers.
BioWisdom said it will receive direct funding for its work, but it did not disclose financial details.
The INNOMED consortium of about 40 commercial and academic groups is led by the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations.
The consortium is sponsored by the EC under its Sixth Framework Program, which will provide about €11.5 million ($14.5 million) over three years, the statement added.

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