skip to primary navigationskip to content

GeneAdviser raises £350K to boost uptake of genomic medicine

last modified Jun 02, 2016 08:50 AM
GeneAdviser, an online ordering platform for clinical genetic testing, has raised £350,000 in its first round of seed funding, backed by Cambridge biotech angel Dr Jonathan Milner.
Formed by a growing team of Cambridge scientists and geneticists, the company provides an independent platform for clinicians to quickly compare and order specialist genetics services, advancing the uptake of genomic medicine into the healthcare market.
The £350,000 seed round is led by Abcam founder and life science investor Jonathan Milner, who joins the board of directors as company chairman. Further funds are contributed by Dr Darrin Disley (Horizon Discovery), Dr Chris Torrance (Phoremost), Simon Thorpe (Delta2020), Martlet and other individual investors.
GeneAdviser fills a great need for accessible genetic testing and will significantly impact the lives of patients with rare disease, cancer and neurological conditions,” says Dr Milner. “It shows real potential to scale quickly and become the market leader in this space. I’m impressed by the way the team has created the platform over the past year and look forward to helping them make their ambitious longer-term plans a reality.”
Clinicians are already using GeneAdviser to order specialist genetic tests from the NHS Regional Genetics Centre at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. This funding will allow GeneAdviser to expand the ordering platform into a broader marketplace, making it easier for clinicians worldwide to select and order genetics services. 
Link to the full story:

RSS Feed Latest news

Blackboard Announces Acquisition of U.K. Based Fronteer

Oct 26, 2016

Blackboard Inc., a leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, today announced the acquisition of U.K. based Fronteer, including its flagship Ally product. Ally is designed to help institutions and instructors make course content more accessible for learners.

ideaSpace 'Dream Team' Fronteer, featured in E-Learn Magazine

Oct 24, 2016

E-Learning magazine champions Fronteer's new product 'Ally', which makes course materials more accessible to students.

Two ideaSpace Companies Scoop Prizes at the 7th Annual Discovering Start-Ups Competition!

Oct 21, 2016

Congratulations to ideaSpace members 8Power and Focal Point Positioning who have been announced as winners of the 2016 Cambridge Wireless Discovering Start-Ups competition, along with risk analytics company, AlgoDynamix.

Polysolar celebrate Top Innovation Award

Oct 10, 2016

Polysolar who develop, design, and project-manage Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) solutions have won Cambridge News Top Innovation 2016 Award

View all news