U.K. To Invest In Genetics, Biologics | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 90 Issue 51 | p. 19 | Concentrates
Issue Date: December 17, 2012

U.K. To Invest In Genetics, Biologics

Department: Business
Keywords: genome, biologics, U.K.

The U.K. government has disclosed plans to invest $320 million in a program to map the entire genome of up to 100,000 U.K. patients with cancer and rare diseases and to build a biologic drug manufacturing facility. The U.K. plans to map the genomes within five years and to use the data to develop drugs. As part of the program the government will invest $60 million to create the National Biologics Industrial Innovation Centre, featuring a facility for scaling up biologic drug manufacturing processes.

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