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Calico enters into research partnership with Buck Institute

by Admin Published on 28th Apr 2015

by Admin Published on 28th April 2015

Calico (California Life Company) and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging have agreed a partnership to support research into longevity and age-related diseases.

Similar to Calico's previous agreements with the Broad Institute and QB3, the Google-backed company will identify, fund and support innovative research, ranging from basic biology to potential therapies for age-related diseases, whilst ultimately having the option to obtain exclusive rights to discoveries made under research it supports.

Brian K. Kennedy, Buck Institute President and CEO voiced his hopes for the new collaboration: “We are excited to forge this new partnership with Calico, which represents a unique way for academic researchers focused on aging and the biotech industry to work together. It’s a great partnership between two organizations aimed at helping people live longer healthier lives, and we look forward to collaborating with their team.”

Similarly, Hal Barron, President of Research and Development at Calico also spoke of his enthusiasm for the project: “Given the Buck’s exclusive focus on aging, we believe that there’s great potential to increase our understanding of the biology of aging and to accelerate the translation of emerging insights into therapies to help patients with age-related diseases.”

See the full press release here