Navigation Links
Van Andel Institute and Children's Memorial Research Center of Chicago Form a Partnership to Facilitate Pediatric Research
Date:2/26/2008

XenoBase software can be used to develop more effective treatments for pediatric patients

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Van Andel Institute (VAI) has entered into a multi-year licensing agreement with Children's Memorial Research Center (CMRC) of Chicago for use of its XenoBase software and database system.

XenoBase is a unique, advanced bio-informatic system created by scientists at Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) to support all aspects of the life sciences from basic research discovery to clinical application. The platform holds great promise for researchers and clinicians who use the system to explore the molecular and clinical basis of disease. In recent applications, physicians have used the tool to match the molecular profile of tumors of late-stage cancer patients to the most effective therapy, based on molecular evidence.

"The XenoBase technology holds great promise for the future as we evolve toward a more proactive standard of health care," said VAI Chairman & CEO David Van Andel. "We are pleased to enter into this agreement with an internationally recognized research center under the fine leadership of Dr. Hendrix who is dedicated to producing innovative solutions to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases affecting children."

CMRC is the research arm of Children's Memorial Hospital (CMH), the pediatric teaching hospital for Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. It is one of only a handful of institutions in the United States dedicated exclusively to pediatric research. Like the researchers at VARI, the research team of CMRC will use XenoBase to explore the molecular and clinical basis for disease and to support the discovery of novel approaches to alleviate pain and suffering due to disease.

"As a result of this agreement between CMRC and VARI, we anticipate novel collaborations using XenoBase to more quickly impact human disease," said Mary J.C. Hendrix, Ph.D., Medical Research Institute Council Endowed Chair for the President and Scientific Director of CMRC.

XenoBase is the result of five years of research and development in the lab of Craig P. Webb, Ph.D., Director of VARI's Program of Translational Medicine. The system can collect and analyze a wide range of molecular and conventional clinical data to aid researchers in identifying associations between diseases, biomarkers and treatment outcomes. "We are delighted to license this technology to CMRC and demonstrate its effectiveness in supporting different areas of pediatric translational research," said Webb. "We look forward to collaborative efforts through which improved diagnostic and therapeutic strategies can ultimately be introduced to the pediatric population."

The mission of Children's Memorial Research Center is to generate new knowledge leading to advancements in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases that affect the development of children through adolescence as well as adult disorders that derive from them. Our multidisciplinary teams of physicians, scientists, technicians, nurses and trainees are committed to making discoveries that will improve the lives of children and their families.

Established by Jay and Betty Van Andel in 1996, Van Andel Institute is an independent research organization dedicated to preserving, enhancing and expanding the frontiers of medical science, and to achieving excellence in education by probing fundamental issues of education and the learning process.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Children's Memorial Hospital
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. OHSU Cancer Institute research gives hope for chemo holidays for men with advanced prostate cancer
2. Otho S.A. Sprague Memorial Institute awards Rush nearly $125,000 for new patient-safety project
3. Otho S.A. Sprague Memorial Institute awards Rush $230,000 for childhood obesity prevention
4. Bishop T. D. Jakes Receives The Black Aids Institute 2008 Heroes in the Struggle Award
5. UNT Health Science Center and The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Collaborate on New Institute for Cancer and Blood Disorders
6. China Holdings Announces Starwood Research Institute Initiates Research Coverage
7. OHSU cancer institute researcher discovers new predictor of prostate cancer recurrence
8. Southern Research Institute Names Blaine Knight Vice President of Drug Discovery
9. VEGF Neutralization Can Damage Brain Vessels, Say Schepens Eye Research Institute Scientists
10. VEGF neutralization can damage brain vessels, say Schepens Eye Research Institute scientists
11. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Completes Deployment of MedAptus Infusion Services Module
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, as reported ... head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and to infest ... in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As lice are ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, ... presented a Bronze Wellness at Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary ... part of the 7th annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... PASADENA, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. ... he would lash out at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, ... table, he would use it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ‘Business ... to $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at the ... minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, and make future increases more ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Frederick, Maryland (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 ... ... Mid-Atlantic Angels is actively feeding the Frederick area economy by obtaining investment capital ... support over the past 2½ years that have already resulted in more than ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ... develops, markets and sells medical devices and wearable sleep ... a strategic cooperation agreement with Hongyuan Supply Chain Management ... on June 20, 2016, to develop Dehaier,s new Internet ... agreement, Dehaier will leverage Hongyuan Supply Chain,s sales platform ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 ... appointment of Dr. Edward Futcher to ... Director, effective June 23, 2016.Dr. Futcher was also ... and Governance Committees.  As a non-executive member of ... expertise and strategic counsel to VolitionRx in connection ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Research and Markets ... Market by Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, Petrochemical, Glycerin), Inorganic ... Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast to 2021" report ... The global pharmaceutical excipients market is projected to ... of 6.1% in the forecast period 2016 to 2021. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: