NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Merck Serono, the biopharmaceutical division of Merck KGaA, today said that it has spun out a bioinformatics firm, Quartz Bio, from its Entrepreneur Partnership Program launched earlier this year.

Quartz Bio will be located in the Blue Box offices of FONGIT, a start-up accelerator located in Geneva, Switzerland. It will offer biomarker data management and exploratory biomarker analysis services to the pharmaceutical industry.

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