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Hackensack Meridian to launch new research facility on former Roche campus

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The former Roche campus sits on 116 acres in Nutley and Clifton.
The former Roche campus sits on 116 acres in Nutley and Clifton. - ()

Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation is teaming up with Summit-based Celgene Corp. to establish the Multiple Myeloma Institute.

The new institute will be part of the Hackensack Meridian Health’s John Theurer Cancer Center, will launch in 2018 and will operate in the same facility as the Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. The Seton Hall-Hackensack medical school formed last year was is the first tenant to sign on to be part of the 116-acre former Hoffman-Roche Campus in Nutley. The school signed a 25-year lease in July.

The new institute will feature a medical lab dedicated to researching treatments for multiple Myeloma, a relatively rare form of bone marrow cancer. The lab will aid patients by harnessing real-world, real-time clinical data that advances care.

“We seek to transform the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma by integrating our enormous clinical expertise at John Theurer Cancer Center with ongoing basic and translational research,” Robert Garrett, co-CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health, said in a press release. “It is now time to leverage our shared vision, talents, and accumulated knowledge and expertise into a comprehensive Institute  an integrated clinical laboratory, and population science-based research center  that will exponentially advance our fight against multiple myeloma and accelerate a cure.”

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Vince Calio

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Vince Calio covers health care and manufacturing for NJBIZ. You can contact him at vcalio@njbiz.com.

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