Siemens AG Signs First Personalized Medicine Diagnostics Deals

Published: Feb 07, 2012

Siemens AG, Europe’s largest engineering company, is wading into the multibillion-dollar field of personalized medicine by announcing deals to develop companion tests with two drugmakers. The Munich-based company will work with HIV drugmaker ViiV Healthcare Ltd. and Tocagen Inc., a developer of an experimental brain tumor treatment, to create tests that will determine which patients will benefit from the therapies, said Trevor Hawkins, head of Siemens’ next generation diagnostics division. “This is a major step forward for us, moving into this multibillion market, which we haven’t been in up until today,” Hawkins said in an interview. “We have every expectation to now growth this much further beyond where we are.”

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