Aetion, FDA companion on oncology real-world knowledge

Aetion, a startup specializing in real-world proof in healthcare, introduced a five-year analysis collaboration with the FDA’s Oncology Middle of Excellence (OCE). 

The OCE will use Aetion’s Proof Platform to seek out and analyze sources of real-world knowledge that may very well be used for analysis on most cancers prevention, medical care, diagnostics and remedy.

The collaboration will assess real-world endpoints, measure healthcare disparities and consider causal inference strategies. The analysis will happen till 2027. 

“We’re proud to companion with FDA’s Oncology Middle of Excellence to conduct essential analysis to advance the usage of real-world proof and to assist higher serve susceptible and underrepresented populations,” Carolyn Magill, CEO of Aetion, mentioned in an announcement. “Our collaboration furthers our mission to grasp which remedies work for which sufferers and brings us nearer to attaining well being fairness amongst most cancers sufferers.”


Since its inception in 2013, the New York-based well being tech firm has garnered quite a few investments. 

In 2021, Aetion scored $110 million in Collection C funding, bringing the corporate’s whole elevate to $212 million. The funding spherical got here lower than a 12 months after the corporate closed its $19 million Collection B extension spherical.   

In 2019, Sanofi merged its real-world knowledge platform with Aetion’s Proof Platform. Sanofi’s real-world knowledge platform, DARWIN, offered de-identified affected person knowledge that Aetion’s Proof Platform would analyze for insights on drug effectiveness, security and worth. 

Through the top of the pandemic in 2020, Aetion partnered with healthcare knowledge platform HealthVerity to launch instruments to assist biopharma corporations and regulators discover COVID-19 remedies. 

In December, Aetion introduced the FDA’s Workplace of Knowledge Analytics and Analysis prolonged its contract via 2023, initially signed in 2020, to look at real-world knowledge relating to COVID-19 medical countermeasures. Aetion will broaden its work to judge knowledge standardization within the context of COVID-19.  

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