Innovation Case Studies

Here on Campus we engage with the funding, R&D, service, and clinical communities to promote real-world utilization of the Sanger Institute’s technologies and resources.

The Institute has a proud heritage of achieving impact through rapid dissemination of its research findings, data and materials. In order that our cutting-edge research makes an impact on improving human health, further development, or translation, is often required. These translational approaches and activities vary on a case-by-case basis, and fall broadly into three types; spin-outs, licenses and collaborations.


Case Studies

Supporting the World's Cancer Research Community

In 2013, the advancing genomic revolution was increasing both the rate of cancer mutational data available and the need of the cancer research community for an accurate, centralised database to aggregate and interrogate relevant data. For over a decade, COSMIC filled the role of organising and hosting quality data but was running the risk of not keeping pace with the exponential growth of available data that needed curating. The danger was, that over time this important resource could lose its relevance and deprive the cancer research community of a key source of up-to-date information.

Advancing Healthcare through Genomics

Based on pioneering research from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the UK NHS, Congenica, has a global footprint supporting leading international laboratories, academic medical centres, and biopharmaceutical companies and is the exclusive Clinical Decision Support partner for the NHS Genomic Medicine Service. In this case study, we share the story of this spinout from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, how it is advancing healthcare through genomics and the role of the Technology Translation Team, which made this possible.

Partner with Campus science

To find out more about how we may be able to collaborate or to ask one of our business development team to give a talk on commercialisation of scientific research, please get in touch.

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