In August 2012, Gene Predictis SA moved its headquarters and laboratories to the Science Park EPFL in Lausanne. Today, we have a pleasure to inaugurate our new space and present you our products.09.07.12
We have recently discovered that our company name and registered trademark GENE PREDICTIS are used by third parties without our consent and associated to products and services which have nothing to do with Gene Predictis SA. In addition, misleading photographs of our partners, locations, collaborators and clinics are used without prior consent. We are currently investigating and intend to take legal action as appropriate. Products and services named after Gene Predictis DO NOT INCLUDE any cosmetics or other biological or chemical preparation. If you have any doubts about the origin of products or services bearing the Gene Predictis name please feel free to call at +41 26 466 15 45 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Novartis Pharma Suisse SA published on 1st of March 2012 an important pharmacovigilance communication concerning Tégrétol (carbamazepine and its generics (Carsol CR, Neurotop retard, Timonil): before a prescription of Tégrétol (or its generics) each patient shall be tested for the presence of HLA-A*3101 allele. The aim of the test is to evaluate an individual risk to develop adverse drug reactions to carbamazepine.
Gene Predictis SA has a pleasure to inform you that we set up carbamazepine-sensibility test in our laboratory and you can request it at present. We are the first laboratory in Switzerland proposing this test.13.04.12
Gene Predictis developed a unique, interactive, and user-friendly web-based portal destined to medical doctors, which allows tailoring of drug prescription in function of genetics. The portal integrates results of our genetic test CypassTM and the current knowledge on metabolism of drugs, as well as on drug-drug interactions, to ensure optimal efficiency of medicaments while reducing the risk of adverse effects.
If you are interested to learn more about this tool and to use it, please contact us.13.04.12
In collaboration with the pharmacy Sen’Su in Lausanne, we are organizing a conference focused on Genetics of food intolerances. It is taking place on 26th of April, 2012 in Lausanne.
Please download the program and the invitation using the following link: invitation evenment SenSu
Dr. Goranka Tanackovic joined “Gene Predictis” at CEO position from September 2011. Combining her strong entrepreneurial spirit and past experience, she is determined to further develop projects of “Gene Predictis” and contribute to its growth.
Dr. Tanackovic obtained M.Sc. degree in both Biology and Chemistry from the University of Osijek, Croatia. She then studied human hereditary disorders and, in 1999, earned Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. In 2000 she moved to Geneva, Switzerland, where she worked in the filed of RNA research and was awarded her second Ph.D. in Biology in 2004, from the University of Geneva. Her postdoctoral research was focused on molecular mechanisms involved in various genetic diseases. During her academic career, Dr. Tanackovic successfully led various research projects, obtained numerous research grants, and results of her work are recognized through the publications in high-impact per-reviewed journals.
In parallel with her Ph.D. studies, Dr. Tanackovic successfully completed entrepreneurship program of “Create” Switzerland (2002) and was one of the winners of “Venture Leaders” program in 2003. In this frame, she also successfully completed an entrepreneurship program at Babson College, Wellesley, USA (2003).29.07.11
Dr Joëlle Michaud from CIG (Lausanne) has joined Gene Predictis SA in July. Dr. Michaud who has 10 years practice in genetics and molecular biology will replace Dr Karin Brunschwig who is leaving the company in September.
Dr Michaud obtained her Master in medical genetics from the University of Geneva and her PhD in medical and molecular biology in 2005 at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, Australia. She then came
back to Switzerland and worked as a research fellow at the University of Lausanne.
During her academic career she published in high quality journals such as Blood, Genomics and BMC Genomics. She has a strong background in genetics, genomics, molecular biology and bioinformatics.01.06.11
Dr. Annabel McQuillan joins Gene Predictis and will bring her experience and vision on how pharmacogenetics could help to improve psychiatric medicine.
Dr McQuillan was born in Edinburgh and studied medicine at the University of Glasgow. After internships in medicine and surgery she moved to Geneva to do her doctoral thesis in gastroenterology. Initially because of an interest in psychosomatic medicine she trained as a psychiatrist.
Her subsequent clinical interest in mood disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and suicidal behavior led to a specialized training with Professor M. Linehan in Seattle. On her return she developed the CARE Program, an out-patient treatment facility within the Department of Psychiatry. This program delivers innovative evidenced based treatment combing a modern psychotherapeutic approach with pharmacological treatments for patients suffering from BPD and ongoing suicidal and self-harming behaviors. Dr McQuillan has taught for many years on both clinical and theoretical aspects of these pathologies, as well as authoring scientific papers and conferences.
Over the years Dr McQuillan has participated actively in implementing novel treatment strategies in an attempt to improve clinical outcomes and particularly to reduce hospitalization rates. She is currently working in psychopharmacology.23.03.11
Gene Predictis has been accepted in the Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) start-up coaching program.
CTI promotes innovative development of young Swiss companies, providing professional expertise in business management and development.
Given this support, Gene Predictis does aim to strengthen its ability to address customers’ needs in the field of pharmacogenetics and develop new solutions to offer accessible genetic passports (CYPASS ™) that will allow physicians to individualise drug prescription.
This is a cardinal issue, given that adverse drug reactions (ADR) are involved in up to 7% of hospital emergency admissions in Switzerland and up to 18% in the US. Moreover, fatal ADR brings about 3% of the Swedish death rate, and it is the 4th most common cause of death in US hospital patients.01.02.11
Gene Predictis’s announces a partnership with the Enterprise Management Technology Transfer EMBL Company , in Heidelberg, Germany. The EMBL is the European Centre for Molecular Biology.
Cooperation aims at the development of innovative technologies to appraise, in a faster and accurate way, findings of fundamental genetics and convey them to the patient/customer.
Dr Lars Steinmetz, chairman of the Functional Genomics Department, and member of our scientific board, is heading to develop innovative devices for genetics diagnosis leading to application in personalised medicine.