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Inventages Announce They Are Working with SAP to Develop the Next Generation of Personalized Medicine Companies

Inventages (a global healthcare venture capital fund backed by Nestlé) announced today that they are working with SAP AG to integrate a comprehensive and mechanism-based approach to disease management with best-in-class IT frameworks to develop the next generation of personalized medicine companies.

Personalized medicine uses genetic and non-genetic information, such as environmental factors, to individualize the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. However to date, these solutions have typically been fragmented and incomplete, only addressing a subset of influencing factors. The personalized medicine solutions of the future will be holistic; integrating a patient’s genomic information, medical history, environmental and lifestyle factors. This holistic approach to managing disease will require the integration of multiple data sources and the structuring and analysis of large data volumes. This capability will be a key differentiator in ensuring the success and longevity of a personalized medicine solution.

This collaboration between a global healthcare venture capital fund and one of the world’s leading IT companies aims to provide emerging healthcare companies with both capital and extensive expertise and resources. The collaboration plans to leverage Inventages’ experience in developing highly efficacious clinically validated products and SAP’s expertise in building and operating complex IT platforms and ecosystems.

“Inventages has been looking at personalized medicine for several years and consequently we recognize that the future of disease management needs to be holistic; all of the factors that influence a patient’s health need to be considered. Inventages and SAP are aligned in their vision to advance personalized medicine through the use of information technology. This collaboration plans to provide our companies with access to SAP’s unique capabilities and resources in mobile, cloud and big data processing,” said Dr Gunnar Weikert, Chairman and Managing Partner of Inventages.

“We are excited about this opportunity to collaborate with Inventages and Nestlé, and combine our complementary capabilities in healthcare and IT,” said Dr. Stefan Sigg, senior vice president, SAP HANA®, SAP AG. ”Inventages and Nestlé bring deep unbiased expertise in healthcare technology development including the design and running of clinical trials, as well as navigation of the complex regulatory and reimbursement environments. We are confident that this collaboration will help to identify and develop innovative healthcare solutions with the goal of improving people’s lives.”

About Inventages

  • Inventages is a global healthcare venture capital fund backed by Nestlé
  • Investments are focused on highly effective, safe therapeutics and technologies that stand to radically improve the practice of medicine.
  • Particular areas of focus are chronic diseases such as gastrointestinal disease, brain health, and metabolic disease, which constitute the major burden on healthcare systems, as well as pediatrics, critical care and aging.

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All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

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Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “predict,” “should” and “will” and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations The factors that could affect SAP's future financial results are discussed more fully in SAP's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including SAP's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates.

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