Pakistan Inaugurates First Dante Genomics Lab In Islamabad
The minister stated that the establishment of Dante Lab in Islamabad, would allow the country to benefit from the most recent genomic technologies and research.
The Federal Minister for Commerce inaugurated first “Dante Genomics Lab in Islamabad” on Tuesday.
Prominent members of the national and international business communities attended the event, including Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Zamurd Khan, Mr. Carlo Logli, Chief Global Affairs Officer, Dante Genomics, and Yasir Mushtaq Bajwa, CEO of Dante Labs in Pakistan.
The minister congratulated the team behind the collection center’s establishment and praised their efforts to bring business from Italy. The minister stated that the establishment of the Dante Lab Genomics Collection Center in Islamabad, Pakistan, would allow the country to benefit from the most recent genomic technologies and research.
He hoped that the lab would become an important part of the country’s growing scientific and medical community, providing valuable resources and services to medical practitioners and researchers.
On the occasion, Mr. Yasir Mushtaq Bajwa, CEO of Dante Labs in Pakistan, stated that Dante Genomics is a leading international company in the field of genomic analysis. It makes genetic heritage analysis accessible to all with whole genome sequencing and whole exome sequencing using the most recent Next Generation Sequencing technology.
He stated that this technology is being introduced in Pakistan for the first time in collaboration with Italian partners. He stated that with the help of genome sequencing, medical science is capable of identifying inherited disorders, characterising the mutations driving the progression of genetic and noncommunicable disorders, and tracking disease to control it.
The event concluded with a tour of the lab, where guests could see the various cutting-edge technologies.
Dante Labs is a global genomics firm that specialises in genomic sequencing tests. They’ve worked with customers in 97 countries plus Pakistan to help them access and understand their own genomes. They personalise prevention at Dante Labs so that people can live a long and healthy life.
Dante uses expertise in science and healthcare to develop personalized genomic analysis processes that improve people’s lives.