Merck Serono, a big pharma company announced the creation of Quartz Bio, the second spin-off company resulting from its Entrepreneur Partnership Program launched in April 2012.
Quartz Bio will offer biomarker data management and exploratory biomarker analysis services for the pharmaceutical industry.
Quartz Bio will be headed by Jérôme Wojcik, a seasoned expert in bioinformatics, and will employ four highly specialized scientists with in-depth understanding of biology and bioinformatics as well as extensive experience in drug-development processes.
The company will be hosted in the Blue Box offices of FONGIT, a start-up accelerator located in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva, and supported by the Geneva authorities.
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