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OGI invests in personalized medicine for age-related macular degeneration
Date:11/1/2010

he age of 60 to more than 1 in 4 people over the age of 75. Macular degeneration is more common than Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.

"Application of genomics technologies is opening the door to an era of personalized medicine in our approach to preventing, detecting and treating human disease," commented Dr. Christian Burks, President and CEO, OGI. "We are particularly pleased to be investing in a company that grew out of applied research funded by Genome Canada through OGI."

The funded work will focus on a cohort of patient samples who had early stage AMD in the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS), a large eye survey carried out by the American National Eye Institute. These patients were followed over a five-year period to determine progression of the disease. The ArcticDx team will undertake a prospective study on this cohort to evaluate use of Macula Risk in predicting which patients will progress to wet AMD (the late form of AMD) and which will not.

OGI's PBDF program invests in opportunities based in genomics, proteomics or associated technologies that fall in the proof-of-principle (validation) phase of research and that have the short-term potential to secure a significant next step towards the marketplace. Previous recipients have included Ontario universities, research institutes and companies.


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Contact: Alastair Harris-Cartwright
aharriscartwright@OntarioGenomics.ca
416-673-6582
Ontario Genomics Institute
Source:Eurekalert

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