April 30, 2018
Gilead and Verily Announce Scientific Collaboration to Identify and Understand Immunological and Molecular Drivers of Inflammatory Diseases
-- Verily to Deploy Its Immunoscape™ Platform to Generate Insights from Gilead Clinical Trials --
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Verily’s state-of-the-art Immunoscape platform combines immunogenomic phenotyping and advanced computational analysis techniques to profile the molecular characteristics of inflammatory diseases at high resolution. Through the collaboration, Gilead will provide clinical data and thousands of immune cell samples from participants before, during and after administration of novel drugs in the company’s ongoing Phase 2 and Phase 3 clinical studies.
This effort may lead to important new insights into these inflammatory diseases, including identifying molecular signatures that can help physicians to select a therapy or dosing tailored to a specific subgroup of patients, which could improve treatment results and avoid side effects. The data generated in this collaboration may also enable better characterization of subtypes of inflammatory diseases to help scientists identify new molecular targets leading to new therapies.
“Inflammatory diseases are complex and heterogeneous, and despite
treatment advances, most patients experience neither deep nor
long-lasting remissions,” said
“With the Immunoscape platform, we are seeking to develop a molecular
map of inflammatory diseases that will help us identify and characterize
disease mechanisms,” added
All data and samples will be coded to protect patient privacy, and any findings of the analysis will include patient data only in aggregate.
Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops
and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical
need. The company’s mission is to advance the care of patients suffering
from life-threatening diseases. Gilead has operations in more than 35
countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City,
About Verily Life Sciences
Launched in 2015, Verily is a subsidiary of Alphabet focused on life sciences and healthcare. Verily’s mission is to make the world’s health data useful so that people enjoy healthier lives. Verily develops tools and devices to collect, organize and activate health data, and creates interventions to prevent and manage disease. Verily partners with leading life sciences, medical device and government organizations, using deep hardware, software, scientific, and healthcare expertise to enable faster development, meaningful advances, and deployment at scale. For more information, please visit www.verily.com.
Gilead Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are
subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, including the risk
that the parties may not realize the potential benefits of this
collaboration, such as findings that are relevant to Gilead’s
inflammatory diseases pipeline. All statements other than statements of
historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking
statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause
actual results to differ materially from those referred to in the
forward-looking statements. The reader is cautioned not to rely on these
forward-looking statements. These and other risks are described in
detail in Gilead’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
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