The Madras Medical Mission (MMM), a renowned multi-speciality hospital, and MedGenome, a genomics based diagnostics and research company, have collaborated for research on cardiac diseases such as: Coronary Artery Diseases including myocardial Infarction (heart attack), Pulmonary arterial hypertension, Cardiomyopathies and sudden cardiac deaths/arrhythmia.
Earlier in November last year, MedGenome had collaborated with MMM to set up a state-of-the art genomic laboratory that will serve for all clinical and diagnostic research purposes at the hospital premises. In the second phase II, MMM & MedGenome are taking this association one notch up by undertaking research projects. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Colin Berry, Professor of Cardiology and Imaging from Glasgow University and Director of Research and Development in the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, expressed the need for international collaboration to find answer for the increasing threat of Cardiovascular Diseases in the young. Breakthrough in imaging technology and interventional cardiology practices have increased the quality of life and reduced mortality. “We look forward to work with Cardiologists from India to initiate and replicate some of the Cardiovascular research studies that are going on in UK”, he added.
Commenting on the proposed partnership Dr Mullasari Ajit S, Director- Cardiology, MMM said, “We are happy to associate with Glasgow University to realize our mission of providing world-class healthcare and engaging state-of-the-art technologies. We are at an advantage to have the most updated NGS technologies required for this research, in vicinity through MedGenome. Therefore we are keen to bring the best of the evidence based medicine through collaborative research for the benefit of masses here in India. ”
The research and diagnostic lab will offer Next-Generation Sequencing based genomic solutions to provide insights into complex diseases at the genetic and molecular level which will cover Exome Sequencing, RNA Sequencing, and Panel Sequencing.