Genedata, the leading provider of enterprise software solutions for biopharmaceutical R&D, today announced that it has entered into a multi-year contract with Merus N.V. (Nasdaq: MRUS), a clinical-stage oncology company developing innovative, full-length multispecific antibodies (Multiclonics®), to support their translational and clinical research strategy to discover and develop ground-breaking drugs. The agreement includes a software license to the Genedata Profiler® platform as well as a variety of service arrangements, including consulting services and Managed IT Services, a recently added offering to the Genedata Service Portfolio.
Under the terms of the agreement, Genedata is committed to maintaining full operational responsibility for the software. In addition, Genedata has agreed to provide consulting services for workflow setup, data integration, and user training to get Merus productive with Genedata Profiler quickly and efficiently.
“Our unique technology uses large-scale functional screening in molecular and cell-based assays to identify unique oncology therapeutic multispecific antibody candidates from among thousands tested against an array of targets,” said John de Kruif, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer of Merus. “We have long understood and valued the importance of being able to collect and analyze complex data sets in order to optimize the discovery of new combinations and modes of action. As we expect our clinical and pre-clinical programs and pipeline to continue to grow, we look forward to utilizing Genedata Profiler and Genedata Managed IT Services to assist us in our mission to develop safe, targeted, effective therapeutics for cancer patients.”
Genedata Profiler permits Merus’ scientists to leverage all the data and knowledge from past, current and future preclinical experiments and clinical trials, facilitating efficient translational and reverse translational research. It fosters secure collaboration between internal and external research groups and empowers users to make data-informed decisions with powerful, well-engineered analytical tools. Genedata Profiler depicts and tracks the whole data life cycle in a secure way with easy-to-use, fully configurable workflows, straight out of the box.
“We are excited to add Merus, a leading innovator in the oncology and multispecific antibody space, to our rapidly growing list of biopharmaceutical companies that have recognized the value that Genedata Profiler can bring to their translational and clinical research programs”, said Othmar Pfannes, Ph.D., CEO of Genedata. “With the expansion of our services portfolio to include Managed IT Services, we also demonstrate our commitment to medium sized biopharmaceutical companies who are looking for an all-in-one service provider. We remain committed to supporting our customers in making their R&D processes more efficient and scalable.”