Rare Diseases

Alexion, Sema4 Partner on Rare Disease Diagnostics and Systems Biology

Alexion Pharmaceuticals and Sema4 announced a strategic partnership to leverage their shared experience in data science and systems biology to accelerate rare disease diagnosis and therapeutic discovery. This new partnership will combine Alexion’s rare disease SmartPanel analytics with Sema4’s proven success in next-generation sequencing and genomic interpretation to further enable novel diagnostic and therapeutic insights into rare diseases.

“The world-class sequencing capabilities at Sema4 coupled with Alexion’s SmartPanel analytics will enable a comprehensive evaluation of a patient’s genome to uncover pathogenic mutations linked to rare diseases,” said John Reynders, PhD, Vice President of Data Sciences, Genomics, and Bioinformatics at Alexion. “This collaboration will help accelerate an accurate diagnosis for patients with…