We are excited to share that Carolyn Morgan, president of Precisioneffect, will be inducted into the MM&M Hall of Femme. This program honors honor standout U.S. healthcare commercial executives who have made a significant impact on their organization’s success in the past year.
Precision for Medicine Acquires Industry-leading Artificial Intelligence Technology, Significantly Expands Cloud-based Multiomic Data Integration and Informatics Platform QuartzBio™
ADDITION OF NATIVE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CAPABILITY PROVIDES CLIENTS WITH INTUITIVE, INTERPRETABLE, AND INTERACTIVE BIOMARKER-BASED MODELS
Bethesda, MD – March 6, 2019 – Precision for Medicine, part of Precision Medicine Group, today announced the acquisition of SimplicityBio, adding artificial intelligence to Precision’s QuartzBio™ multiomic data integration and informatics platform. The addition of an artificial intelligence engine to QuartzBio provides Precision’s clients the most robust, sophisticated end-to-end solution for the “big data” challenge observed in biomarker-guided drug development—furthering their mission of maximizing the value and utility of biomarker data generated in the course of a clinical trial.
Strengthens Precision’s Position as Leading Partner to Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Companies at All Life Cycle Stages
Bethesda, MD – December 17, 2018 – Precision Medicine Group, LLC. (Precision) today announced it has acquired Stern Investor Relations, Inc. (Stern IR), a leading investor relations firm for entrepreneurial biotechnology and healthcare companies. With this acquisition, Precision significantly expands its capabilities to include a complete range of strategic communication services aimed at facilitating capital formation and enhancing client visibility and productive interactions with the financial community. Stern IR supports more than 70 companies in the entrepreneurial biotechnology and healthcare sectors, and its core competencies include creation of investor relations strategy aimed at lowering the cost of capital, positioning and messaging development, relationship building with the financial community, and seamless tactical execution. (more…)
Circulating Tumor Cells Detected from Angiosarcoma Cancer Patients with use of ApoStream® Technology in a First-of-its-kind Study
PROMISING RESULTS DERIVED FROM THE PIVOTAL PHASE 3 TAPPAS TRIAL OF TRC105 AND VATRIENT® IN PATIENTS WITH ADVANCED ANGIOSARCOMA
HOUSTON, TX – November 14, 2018 – Precision for Medicine and TRACON Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:TCON) announced today the presentation of biomarker results from the TAPPAS phase 3 clinical trial that utilized ApoCell’s proprietary circulating tumor cell (CTC) enrichment system, ApoStream. The study, titled Detection of Endoglin-Expressing CTCs in Patients Enrolled in an Adaptive Enrichment Phase 3 Trial of TRC105 and Pazopanib Versus Pazopanib Alone in Patients with Advanced Angiosarcoma (TAPPAS), is the first of its kind to show the detection and capture of CTCs from angiosarcoma cancer patients. Interim study results were presented at the Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS) annual meeting in Rome, Italy. (more…)
ADDITION OF HOUSTON-BASED LAB WILL INCLUDE PROPRIETARY APOSTREAM® LIQUID BIOPSY TECHNOLOGY, FURTHER EXPANDING PRECISION’S LARGE ARRAY OF BIOMARKER CAPABILITIES
Bethesda, MD – October 16, 2018 – Precision for Medicine, part of the Precision Medicine Group, announced today it has acquired Houston-based ApoCell, a next-generation lab specializing in the identification and analysis of biomarkers. The acquisition adds the ApoStream® liquid biopsy technology and deep expertise in tissue profiling to Precision’s robust suite of specialty laboratory and biomarker informatics services. Providing these advanced capabilities to clients further positions Precision as a scientific frontrunner in the rapidly expanding precision medicine space.
Precision For Medicine Expands Into Central and Southeastern Europe; Surpasses 300 Employees Throughout UK and EU
ACQUISITION OF ARGINT INTERNATIONAL ESTABLISHES PRECISION’S SERVICES ACROSS EUROPE WITH STRONG PRESENCE IN HUNGARY, POLAND, ROMANIA, SLOVAKIA, AND SERBIA
BETHESDA, MD – Sept 25, 2018 – Precision for Medicine, part of Precision Medicine Group, has just expanded its global reach through the acquisition of Argint International, a contract research organization based in Budapest, Hungary. The acquisition is part of Precision’s global growth plan; Precision’s European footprint now includes offices in Edinburgh, Paris, Berlin, Geneva, Budapest, Bucharest, Bratislava, and Belgrade.
Precision’s expanded workforce, expertise, and locations will provide direct support and greater geographic reach for its global oncology, rare disease, and cardiovascular clinical trial operations, as well as increased presence and access to investigators and patients throughout the central and southeastern European regions.
Precision’s full-time staff throughout Europe has now grown to more than 300 employees, allowing the company to fully support pharmaceutical and life sciences innovators in all facets of the business, including specialty lab services, biomarker informatics, clinical trial solutions, diagnostics and medical device services, and biomaterials.
Commenting on Precision for Medicine’s growth, President Chad Clark remarked, “Argint International is an ideal fit with Precision for Medicine. Their commitment to quality and client service, proven over more than a decade of delivering for leading biotechnology companies, is perfectly aligned with Precision’s vision and culture. The addition of the Argint team augments and enhances our European platform, which is critical due to the significant number of customers we have throughout Europe—and also the number of sites and patients seeking novel therapies derived from the benefits of precision medicine.”
“We are thrilled to be joining the Precision for Medicine family,” said Agnes Pinnel, CEO of Argint International. “As part of Precision we join an organization that shares our values, expands our capabilities, and offers growth potential for our people. In particular, we are excited to join with a leader in biomarker-based precision medicine programs, one of the fastest growing and important parts of drug development.”
Fairmount Partners, a leading investment bank worldwide for pharmaceutical, device, and related service businesses, acted as exclusive financial advisor to Argint.
About Precision for Medicine
Precision for Medicine supports life sciences companies in the use of biomarkers essential to targeting patients more precisely and effectively. Precision applies novel biomarker approaches to clinical research that take advantage of the latest advancements in science and technology, focusing predominantly on genomics, immune-response assays, global specimen logistics, biomarker analytics, companion diagnostics, and clinical trial execution. Precision for Medicine is part of Precision Medicine Group, with more than 1,450 employees in 25 locations in the US, Canada, and Europe. For more information, visit precisionformedicine.com.
About Argint International
Argint International was established in 2006 and specializes in supporting small – medium sized biotech companies in clinical development. Argint is currently managing studies across 25 countries and more than 600 investigational sites, including several large phase III programs, each involving between 50 and 130 sites. Reflecting their high level of expertise, 45% of Argint’s permanent staff are MD’s or hold advanced medical or pharmacy degrees. Argint was voted by members of the Pharma-IQ network as a ‘Top Ten’ CRO in 2016. For more information, please visit: argintinternational.com
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Precision for Medicine’s Epigenetic Immune Cell Diagnostic Tool Epiontis ID™ Shows Promise in Detecting Severe Immune Diseases Not Currently Identified in Newborn Screenings
New announced research finds Epiontis ID™ technology can advance newborn screening as well as treatment of HIV patients in low-resource countries. (more…)