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G42 Healthcare teams up with bioinformatics platform to strengthen clinical genomics solutions

Collaboration with Saphetor SA will enable biologists, geneticists, and physicians in clinical genomics research

G42 Healthcare teams up with bioinformatics platform to strengthen clinical genomics solutions
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To increase its clinical genomics capabilities, Abu Dhabi-based AI health-tech firm G42 Healthcare is joining hands with Saphetor SA, a Swiss precision medicine business and developer of the VarSome suite of bioinformatics tools.

In addition to enhancing the UAE’s standing as a center for global innovation and clinical genomics research, the collaboration will promote the health of future generations, according to a statement, by enabling biologists, geneticists, and physicians to push the limits of healthcare innovation and discovery. 

“VarSome is an extremely valuable resource to support clinical decisions and for clinical genomics research in delivering comprehensive genome data, biological insights, and healthcare outcomes for better personalized and preventive healthcare delivery,” said Andreas Massouras, CEO and founder at Saphetor SA.

G42 Healthcare’s goal is to aid in the early identification and treatment of cancer, rare and metabolic disorders, and other genetic conditions in the area. The business just released over 250 comprehensive clinical genetic testing panels with the quickest turnaround times, utilizing sequencing technologies. 

The statement noted that the three genomic sequencing systems offered by G42 that support both long and short reads are used in this cooperation to provide clinical genomics at scale as a service.

“The collaboration will fortify G42 Healthcare’s clinical genomics solutions by leveraging the VarSome suite of bioinformatics tools to deliver valuable data insights and improved outcomes. This partnership is a pivotal step in our efforts to reinforce UAE’s reputation as the regional hub of innovation in healthcare and life sciences,” said Ashish Koshy, CEO of G42 Healthcare.

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