MERCK SERONO ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH BIOMED X (ENGLISH)

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Merck Serono Announces Collaboration with BioMed X Innovation Center in
Heidelberg, Germany 
• Lab for research projects at the interface between industry and academia,
 established in Heidelberg in collaboration with BioMed X GmbH
• Constitution of a new class of innovation model to leverage external
 resources to contribute to Merck Serono’s research efforts
• Top life science talents are selected to collaborate in teams in an
 open-innovation lab with guidance of experienced mentors from academia
and
 Merck Serono 
Darmstadt, Germany, April 3, 2013 – Merck Serono, a division of Merck,
Darmstadt, Germany, announced today a collaboration to start innovation
projects under the roof of an innovation center operated by BioMed X GmbH.
This new research lab will establish a new way of fostering innovation.
With the support of BioMed X, it will allow Merck Serono to run research
projects with interdisciplinary project teams of young talented scientists,
coached by a supervisor at Merck Serono and an experienced academic in an
open-innovation lab facility in Heidelberg. The new innovation concept has
been co-developed by Merck Serono and BioMed X. A contract has been signed
between both parties. 
The complete news release can be downloaded at the following link:
http://news.merck.de/N/0/05272FE815FCE265C1257B41004F5301/$File/BioMedX_english.
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