East Africa

Roche and Google.org start initiative for early discovery of new diseases

Roche and Google.org recently started a joint project to demonstrate the feasibility of developing a multidisciplinary surveillance, research and response system. This system will enhance the ability to predict and prevent emerging infectious diseases in East Africa. Roche has donated a Genome Sequencer FLX system as backbone of this project.“We are proud to work with … Continue reading

East Africa / RVF

Roche and Google.org to test former’s technology in detecting new diseases in Africa

Roche and Google.org agreed to work together to demonstrate the feasibility of developing a multidisciplinary surveillance, research, and response system. The goal is for this system to enhance the ability to predict and prevent emerging infectious diseases in East Africa. Roche donated a Genome Sequencer FLX system, which will become the backbone of this project. … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Diseases / East Africa

Roche donates 454 GS FLX for Google-sponsored disease-monitoring project in Africa

Roche said this week that it has donated a 454 Genome Sequencer FLX for a joint project with Google.org that aims to predict and prevent emerging viral diseases in East Africa. Late last year, Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google, granted $5 million to the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Icipe, and its … Continue reading