WuXi AppTec & Mayo Clinic To Jointly Develop Diagnostics

The collaboration will focus on co-developing new diagnostic tests and offering existing ones to health care providers and patients in China.

AsianScientist (Jan. 26, 2018) – WuXi AppTec Group and Mayo Clinic have announced a joint venture to co-develop and deliver clinical diagnostic services in China. Leveraging WuXi AppTec Group’s operational excellence and Mayo Medical Laboratories’ clinical and laboratory testing expertise, the joint venture will accelerate the development of novel esoteric tests that both organizations will offer in their respective markets.

“Through this agreement, WuXi AppTec Group will have access, through an exclusive partnership, to Mayo-developed tests and will be able to offer those tests to hospitals, health care providers and patients in China,” said Dr. William Morice, II, president of Mayo Medical Laboratories and chair of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic. “We expect this new venture to accelerate diagnostics research in our laboratory as well, transforming discoveries into tests that will benefit all patients.”

Dr. Jason Liu, senior vice president of WuXi AppTec Group and chief operating officer of the company’s laboratory testing division, noted that the collaboration is a great fit with WuXi’s mission to bring the best testing solutions from research to clinical practice. As one of the most highly regarded medical institutions in the world, Mayo Clinic will help WuXi transform China’s diagnostic landscape, improve the quality of patient care and accelerate precision medicine in China, he added.

“The strategic collaboration with Mayo Clinic is an important step forward to fulfill WuXi AppTec Group’s dream that every drug can be made, every disease can be treated,” said Dr. Lli Ge, chairman of WuXi AppTec Group. “Through the collaboration with Mayo, we’re committed to building a leading diagnostic services operation in China and co-developing in ways that will benefit our patients, doctors and innovative collaborators in all corners of the world.”


Source: WuXi AppTec; Photo: Shutterstock.
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