Dell, TGen Partner on Genomics Research
This is the second grant Dell provided TGen to accelerate treatment of pediatric cancer, bringing its total contributions to more than $15 million.Dell announced an extended partnership with Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to help clinical researchers and doctors expand the reach and impact of Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved personalized medicine trials for pediatric cancer. The commitment includes an additional $3 million Dell grant to support continued collaboration with TGen and support the Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium’s (NMTRC) expanded pediatric cancer clinical trials in EMEA, starting with sites in France and Lebanon. The grant will also allow TGen to use Dell technology to bring genomic sequencing to point of diagnosis, and enable TGen to extend its capabilities past pediatric cancer to support sequencing for other medical conditions affecting children, including rare childhood diseases. This is the second grant Dell has provided TGen to accelerate treatment of pediatric cancer, bringing its total contributions to more than $15 million since 2011.
"As for what makes Dell and TGen a good fit, the way TGen explains it is that Dell came in listening to what they were trying to do, and devised a solution fit for the challenges TGen was facing, as opposed to coming in trying to donate pre-packaged solutions that would not have met TGen’s needs," Bruno Sarda, director of global sustainability operations for Dell, told eWEEK. "Another good fit is that TGen is trying to do to precision medicine what Dell initially did for computers--drive costs down significantly and democratize access so that it’s available to everyone."