New opportunities unfold as Oulu sets up a partnership with Roche

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Roche, Oulu University Hospital, the University of Oulu and the City of Oulu have signed a major framework agreement on cooperation. All the parties gathered on 23 May 2019 in Oulu to confirm a partnership that enables working together on clinical trials, educational activities, research and innovation. The partnership is also expected to advance personalized healthcare and result in new project opportunities.

Roche is a Swiss multinational healthcare company that operates worldwide under two divisions: pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. The company focuses on research and developing medical treatments of, for example, cancer as well as neurological and rare diseases. Anssi Linnankivi, Medical Director at Roche, highlights that many clinical trials are already run in hospitals in Finland to test new treatments and the aim is to strengthen clinical trial collaboration with Oulu.

‘I believe the document we have signed today strengthens our position among other university hospitals in Finland and opens new doors for cooperation,’ said Ilkka Luoma, Chief Executive Director at Oulu University Hospital.

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Joanna Seppänen, Health & Life Science, BusinessOulu



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