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Syapse Enters Strategic Collaboration with Roche to Advance Precision Medicine in Oncology

09 Jan 18

Syapse, a leading precision medicine company, announced today it has entered into a multi-year strategic collaboration with Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) to make precision medicine a reality for more cancer patients and their healthcare providers.

Syapse and Roche will work jointly to develop software products and analytics solutions that empower healthcare providers with the tools and insights they need to practice precision medicine at scale, with the goal of improving patient outcomes and health-related quality of life. Under the terms of the agreement, Roche will fund the development of these products, which will benefit oncologists and their care team, health systems, and ecosystem stakeholders including payers. Building on the Syapse Platform, Syapse will develop and deploy these new products to the precision medicine ecosystem, beginning with its existing healthcare provider network.

"Precision medicine is already improving cancer care, and Syapse is empowering healthcare providers with the tools they need to deliver the best possible care," said Ken Tarkoff, CEO of Syapse. "By working together, Syapse and Roche can make this vision of precision medicine a reality faster than either of us could alone."

Initially, Syapse and Roche will focus on four product programs: developing a "learning health system" of real-world evidence that enables physicians to make better care decisions; bringing cancer care into the "value-based" era by better understanding the health economics impact and patient outcomes of precision medicine; advancing electronic patient-reported outcomes to understand precision medicine's effect on health-related quality of life; and accelerating clinical trial enrollment by matching patients to precision trials at the point of care.

"Roche and Syapse share a common vision of ensuring widespread access to precision medicine so we can dramatically improve patient care," said Daniel O'Day, CEO of Roche Pharmaceuticals. "This collaboration supports that vision. By combining the pioneering platform from Syapse and Roche's expertise in oncology, we can bring personalized healthcare to many more patients and healthcare providers."

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