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Partnering for Precision: AGTC Genomics joins European Molecular Quality Network (EMQN)

AGTC Genomics has joined the European Molecular Quality Network (EMQN), an organization dedicated to promoting the highest quality in molecular diagnostics. The EMQN’s External Quality Assessment (EQA) certification guarantees a comprehensive evaluation of the analytical process in a molecular diagnostics lab, including the interpretation of complex data and the production of accurate diagnostic reports.

EMQN provides quality assurance to labs that offer molecular genetics and pathology testing services, through its quality assessment schemes that comply with the norms of the United Kingdom Accreditation Services.

Each year, over 2000 labs from 79 countries around the world participate in EMQN’s EQA schemes, making it the largest external quality assessment network for molecular genetic testing. AGTC Genomics is one of the few labs from Malaysia participating in EMQN’s EQA scheme for molecular genetics sequencing.

As one of the few centers in the country, AGTC Genomics provides a rapid, accurate, and in-house suite of molecular genetic tests for diagnosing over 500 common and rare genetic disorders. EMQN membership and accreditation makes AGTC a partner in the world’s largest network for evaluating the quality of molecular genetic testing.

AGTC Genomics Sdn Bhd and Universiti Malaya ink MoU to Collaborate on Genomics Research

8th Jan 2023, Kuala Lumpur – AGTC Genomics Sdn Bhd, a leading Advanced Genomics Technology Center in the field of DNA sequencing and Universiti Malaya, Malaysia’s most established and highest-ranking Malaysian institution of higher education announced today that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on cutting-edge genomics research. The partnership aims to leverage the expertise and resources of both institutions to drive innovation in the field of genomics and bring new solutions to market.

Under the terms of the MoU, AGTC Genomics and Universiti Malaya will work together on a range of projects, including the development of new genomics-based technologies and the application of genomics to solve real-world problems. The partnership will also provide opportunities for students and researchers from both institutions to collaborate and gain valuable experience.

“We are excited to be partnering with Universiti Malaya on this important initiative,” said AGTC Genomics’ CEO, Professor Dr Chee-Onn Leong. “Genomics is a rapidly-evolving field with enormous potential to improve human health and well-being, and we believe that by working together, we can accelerate the pace of discovery and make a real impact to the nation and the world.”

The partnership will provide a great opportunity for researchers and students to work with leading experts in the field of genomics, to tackle some of the biggest challenges in genomics and make significant contributions to the nation.

The agreement was signed in conjunction with the 5th Universiti Malaya Research Carnival (UMRC) at UM. The event also saw Universiti Malaya Medical Center (UMMC) receiving the Sirim ISO27001:2013 (ISMS) accreditation certification. The event were attended by Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, minister of Higher Education Ministry (MoHE), and Prof Dato’ Ir. Dr. Mohd Hamdi, Vice Chancellor of Universiti Malaya.