Abu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates, June 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Ministry of Health — Abu Dhabi The Emirate’s Department of Health Regulatory Authority (DoH) has signed a partnership statement with the International Center for Genetic Diseases (iCGD) at General Brigham, Massachusetts. The signed agreement aims to advance life sciences across three strategic pillars, including clinical and translational research, capacity building, and technology transfer and commercialization. Leveraging the UAE’s advanced genomics capabilities, the agreement aims to expand research into the field of genomic medicine and prioritize the study of global genetic diseases in the areas of rare diseases, oncology, neurology, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.Collaboration aims to improve patient access to innovative solutions and treatments united arab emirates (UAE) and beyond.
In front of him mansour al mansouriChairman of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi and Dr. Alireza Hajijithe founding director of the International Center for Genetic Diseases, the cooperation declaration was signed by Dr. Asma Ibrahim Al MannaiExecutive Director, Center for Research and Innovation, Department of Health – Abu Dhabi and Dr. paul andersonMass General Brigham Interim Chief Academic Officer on behalf of iCGD and Mass General Brigham.
PhD Asma Ibrahim Al Mannai said: “Our partnership with iCGD reaffirms our strong commitment to improving the lives of people in the UAE and beyond. By leveraging the UAE’s advanced infrastructure, we seek to facilitate clinical research and advance gene therapy to improve healthcare today and for future generations results. Abu Dhabi Continue to lay the foundations for an innovative and technology-driven future, strengthening its position as a leading destination for healthcare and life sciences. “
The research collaboration will focus on the analysis of whole-genome sequencing data from the Emirates Genome Project, the largest in the world, as well as translational research to develop new treatments, such as gene therapy and other effective interventions.Both parties will also explore opportunities to establish joint laboratories and genetic screening programs Abu Dhabi Support the discovery of genomic solutions to international health challenges and needs.
PhD paul andersonInterim Chief Academic Officer, Mass General Brighamcommented: “Massachusetts General Brigham is at the global forefront of scientific innovation and medical advancement. Genomic medicine is a key focus for us, working to translate breakthrough scientific advances into actionable diagnoses and treatments. Through our The research collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Ministry of Health intends to leverage our collective knowledge, experience and expertise to further advance biomedical science and strengthen public health. Our iCGD provides an excellent platform to achieve this.”
Looking back on this collaboration, PhD Alireza HajijiFounding Director of iCGD, “We anticipate that the collaboration between Massachusetts General Brigham iCGD and the Abu Dhabi Department of Health will lead to improved clinical diagnostics and more effective disease prevention and management strategies. We are excited about the potential of this collaboration to advance medical science and development.” We are very excited about the potential and believe our combined impact will resonate beyond the UAE, benefiting medical science globally.”
To learn more, visit: https://www.doh.gov.ae/en/Abu-Dhabi-a-regional-life-science-hub
About the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (Ministry of Health):
DoH is the regulator of the healthcare sector in the emirate Abu Dhabi And by monitoring the health of the population to ensure excellence in healthcare for the community. The DoH defines the health system’s strategy, monitors and analyzes the health status of the population and the performance of the system. In addition, the DoH develops the health system’s regulatory framework, examines regulations, enforces standards, and encourages the adoption of world-class best practices and performance targets for all healthcare providers in the emirate. DoH also promotes programs to increase awareness and adoption of healthy living standards among Emirate residents Abu Dhabi In addition to regulating the scope of services, premiums and reimbursement rates of the health system.
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