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A COSMIC Announcement

7 Jan 2021

We are excited to announce our recent commercial distribution partnership with Qiagen GmbH.

As a result of this partnership, the revenue generated from our Qiagen partnership will ensure COSMIC can continue sustaining and maintaining our valuable resource and enable COSMIC to provide increased resources to the scientific community.

COSMIC will remain part of Genome Research Limited, a not-for-profit organisation, and will continue to reinvest the profits from commercial licensing revenues into the development of the COSMIC database.

Dr Simon Forbes Director of COSMIC quote


Who are Qiagen?
Qiagen are a global corporation supporting 500,000 customers worldwide and are a leading global provider of Sample to Insight solutions that enable customers to gain valuable molecular insights from samples containing the building blocks of life. Through its Digital Insights business unit, they deliver expert curated genomic and clinical knowledge, software and services for scientists and clinicians to improve insights, accelerate decision and deliver better outcomes.

Jonathan Sheldon Senior VP Qiagen.png



How does it impact you?
Under the multi-year agreement, QIAGEN will leverage its experienced software sales team and global network to grow the adoption and utilisation of COSMIC for its commercial customers.

COSMIC will remain part of Genome Research Limited, a not-for-profit organisation, and will continue to reinvest the profits from commercial licensing revenues into the development of the COSMIC database.


Academic and non-commercial use
Access to COSMIC will continue to be freely available from the Genome Research Limited to researchers for academic and non-commercial use, as before. All non-commercial enquiries to the COSMIC helpdesk will be handled by the COSMIC team, as before at cosmic@sanger.ac.uk.


Commercial use
Existing commercial licenses will be assigned to Qiagen who will take over the commercial relationship and any ongoing support, with assistance from the COSMIC team.

Any prospective customers will be transferred to Qiagen, who will be in contact to progress the discussions.

Any new customers wishing to use COSMIC for commercial use, will need to contact Qiagen via bioinformaticssales@qiagen.com.


If you would like to find out more about the Qiagen commercial distribution partnership, please access the Qiagen press release.