Innovate Life Sciences Lab has inaugurated a cutting-edge genomics testing lab in Dubai Science Park, a member of Tecom Group. The facility will offer a wide range of genetic testing services and further advance Dubai’s vision for healthcare innovation.

The lab has partnered with Wipro Limited, a leading technology services and consulting company, to develop affordable technologies that use artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyse genetic data, a Wam news agency report said.

The lab’s opening was announced at Arab Health 2023, where Dubai Science Park is exploring the future of health tech and AI until February 2.

Genomics, the study of genes, is a fast-growing biology field with the potential to help personalise each patient’s medical journey using their genetic profile to detect, prevent or treat conditions, including cancers and rare diseases.

Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, Senior Vice President – Dubai Science Park, part of Tecom Group, said: “Precision medicine is the future of healthcare. To achieve this, vigorous research and development are vital activities, and our leadership has already introduced an R&D programme to lead the way forward. Our community of pharmaceutical and life science brands are enhancing experimentation and innovation to make healthcare more effective and personalised. The services Innovate Life Sciences Lab brings to our business district will help our customers, as well as others in the region, make data-driven, patient-centric healthcare a universal reality.”

Syed S Hussaini, Chairman of Innovate Life Sciences Lab, said: “Our purpose is to help advance the genetic testing landscape using NextGen Sequencing instruments backed up with technologically advanced computational analysis and expert insights. Our location connects us to an established healthcare community that is advancing the industry with valuable testing, data and insights and we look forward to levelling up those efforts with our ultra-modern laboratory.”

The lab has already acquired two genomics testing orders in the Asia Pacific worth more than AED37 million ($10.07 million). The lab will initially create more than 100 jobs with plans to expand the workforce by 200%.

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