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Amgen and Syapse Enter Precision Medicine Collaboration in Oncology

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN), a world leader in biotechnology, and Syapse, a company powering precision medicine insights through its global provider network, today announced a precision medicine collaboration in oncology.

Under the terms of the agreement, Amgen and Syapse will develop observational research analytics to assess treatment outcomes for areas of unmet need in oncology. This effort will identify existing patients within the Syapse Learning Health Network that could be eligible for Amgen-sponsored clinical trials and seek to bring these trials to community health system sites. The companies will create opportunities for physicians and researchers within the Syapse Network to gain access to analytics, real-world evidence-based insights, and collaborative research opportunities. Amgen will have access to real-world evidence for potential use in regulatory filings in support of certain agreed upon development candidates in oncology. Amgen will also work with Syapse to develop real-world evidence standards to support the acceleration of therapies to market.  

“As cancer remains one of the leading causes of death around the world, emerging software and data analytic tools are creating exciting opportunities to more rapidly develop and deliver targeted treatment options to patients,” said Mike Nohaile, senior vice president of Strategy, Commercialization and Innovation at Amgen. “Our collaboration with Syapse supports this effort by leveraging real-world evidence to accelerate bringing new oncology treatments to market and empowers healthcare providers with more robust insights and decision-making tools to improve patient care.”

“Syapse and Amgen share a common vision of ensuring that all cancer patients, regardless of income or location, receive access to the best possible care,” said Ken Tarkoff, chief executive officer at Syapse. “Through this collaboration and the strategic relationships we’ve built with community health systems globally, we aim to develop evidence of clinical utility that can be used to bring molecularly targeted treatments to market more quickly and ensure more diverse groups of patients can access them.”

About Amgen Oncology

Amgen Oncology is searching for and finding answers to incredibly complex questions that will advance care and improve lives for cancer patients and their families. Our research drives us to understand the disease in the context of the patient’s life – not just their cancer journey – so they can take control of their lives.

For the last four decades, we have been dedicated to discovering the firsts that matter in oncology and to finding ways to reduce the burden of cancer. Building on our heritage, Amgen continues to advance the largest pipeline in the company’s history, moving with great speed to advance those innovations for the patients who need them. 

At Amgen, we are driven by our commitment to transform the lives of cancer patients and keep them at the center of everything we do.    

For more information, follow us on www.twitter.com/amgenoncology.

About Amgen

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its biologics manufacturing expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be the world’s largest independent biotechnology company, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

For more information, visit www.amgen.com and follow us on www.twitter.com/amgen.

About Syapse

Syapse is on a mission to deliver the best care for every cancer patient through precision medicine. Our insights platform, data sharing network, and industry partnerships enable healthcare providers to bring precision cancer care to every patient who needs it. By bringing together leading healthcare innovators into a unified ecosystem, we have built one of the world’s largest learning health networks of provider-driven precision medicine data. In collaboration with our customers — including Advocate Aurora Health Care, CommonSpirit Health, Henry Ford Health System, Providence St. Joseph Health, and Seoul National University Hospital —  we are working toward a future in which all cancer patients have access to the best personalized care, regardless of location or income.

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