What You Should Know:
– Digital health company Geneial announces a $2.3M grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute to fund the development of their secure, decentralized platform.
– Geneial will use $2.3M NIH award to build private, decentralized data platform facilitating research of genetic diseases. Geneial’s platform will connect researchers of rare genetic diseases with relevant data while preserving patient privacy. Geneial’s platform aims to help researchers leverage large datasets of rare disease populations, incentivizing custodians of biomedical data to grant researchers access to highly targeted biomedical data. This unique new award is part of a highly selective “Small Business Transition Grant for Early Career Scientists” program with fewer than ten companies funded to date.
– In previous work, Geneial demonstrated a proof-of-concept for HIPAA-compliant privacy-preserving registry search using the Xia-Gibbs syndrome (XGS) registry at the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC) – led by Richard A. Gibbs, AC Ph.D., a global leader in genetics. “We are honored to have the backing of the NIH and HGSC as we realize our mission of advancing genetic and personalized medicine,” shared Adam Hansen, Ph.D., CEO of Geneial and Principal Investigator of this project.