Roche acquires cancer software startup Flatiron Health

| By | Cancer Drugs, R&D, Roche
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The world’s largest biotech company Roche and Flatiron Health, Inc. announced today that the two partners have signed a definitive agreement under which Roche will acquire all shares of Flatiron Health.

Flatiron Health, a privately held healthcare technology and services company headquartered in New York City, USA, is a market leader in oncology-specific electronic health record (EHR) software, as well as the curation and development of real-world evidence for cancer research.

The Flatiron platform enables cancer researchers and care providers to learn from the experience of every patient. Currently, Flatiron partners with over 265 community cancer clinics, six major academic research centers and 14 out of the top 15 therapeutic oncology companies. Flatiron Health has worked with industry leaders and regulators to develop new approaches for how real-world evidence may be used in regulatory decision making, including the design and validation of novel endpoints.

In 2017, Roche invested $11,3 billion in R&D and posted sales of $57.7 billion.

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