Innovation is an extension of our scienceWellcome Sanger Institute, Genome Research Limited

Innovation is an extension of our science

We seek to deliver therapeutic, diagnostic and production benefits in areas as diverse as cancer, immunology, public health and personalised treatment

COSMIC case study

COSMIC case study catalogue of somatic mutations in cancer

How to commercialise a database

In 2013, the advancing genomic revolution was increasing the rate of cancer mutational data available. At the same time, the cancer research community needed an accurate centralised database to aggregate and interrogate relevant data. How could we organise and curate exponentially growing amounts of data and protect this valuable resource of precious data for both academia and industry?

Working closely with COSMIC, Sanger’s Enterprise & Innovation Team devised and implemented a workable solution to help commercialise the COSMIC database.

This case study describes how it was done.

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