Yemaachi Biotech

Liquid Biopsy – The necessary first step towards democratising precision oncology?African biotech holds the key to transforming not just the health of African people, but our economies as well

While IHC and imaging are useful for diagnosing and staging cancers, they are limited in their ability to inform clinical decision-making regarding the use of increasingly available targeted therapies that are revolutionising cancer care in developed countries. For this, more advanced molecular tests are required, and next generation sequencing-based liquid biopsy tests are at the cutting edge.

Global team to study international differences in COVID-19 immunity

Supported by £3.1 million from the Wellcome Trust, the newly-created WWW Consortium links three leading studies in West Africa (Yemaachi Biotech Heritage Study), the West Indies (Windfall Study in Kingston, Jamaica), and West London (the Legacy Study), each tracking how both the virus and our immunity has evolved against COVID-19.