On March 11, 2011, BGI-South was established. Its headquarters office locates in Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center (GHEMC). BGI-South focuses on people’s livelihood and technology, promotes independent innovation and industrial upgrading, and aims at creating ‘production, learning and research’ innovation. It is contributed to the development livelihood-related medical testing technology, including cervical and breast cancer screening, hepatitis B drug resistance testing, birth defects genetic screening, HLA high resolution detection, monogenic diseases detection, the elderly population health testing and other projects related with genomics.
BGI-South emphasizes on clinical research and personnel training and has established cooperation with many first-class hospitals and institutes to provide opportunities for students to involve in research on forefront genomics science, such as the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical College. Cooperation also covers universities in South China, such as Jinan University, South China Agricultural University.
Guangzhou Women and Child`s Medical Centre and BGI jointly founded “OmicsTranslational Medicine Joint Laboratory”. The collaboration will cover scientific research, clinical genetic testing and personnel training, taking advantage of each resource and technology. In clinical research, both sides will take much energy on achieving more progress in monogenic disorder, birth defect, mother to child transmission diseases, neonatal dried blood analysis and other relative with health care projects Furthermore, the both sides will try their best to transfer scientific discovery to application, such as fetus chromosome aneuploidy test, fetus deaf relative gene test, thalassemia relative gene test, HPV genetic typing test, and fetus metabolic diseases screening and so on.
Guangdong Women and Child`s Hospital and BGI South China Region signed a agreement, which confirmed the cooperation mode. That is to found the joint laboratory with BGI`s technology and hospital`s place. This model is the first time that BGI offering sequencing machine directly to cooperator. The cooperation is not only in noninvasive prenatal genetic test, but also in birth defect gene bank, thalassemia gene test, HLAhigh-resolution genetic test, PDG and so on. It would rapidly spread these researches achievement to whole Guangdong, and has a great contribution to birth defect control and reproductive health.
The first affiliated hospital of Guangzhou medical college and BGI signed a framework of strategic cooperation, cooperating on tumor, lung transplantation and other fields. Tumor personal drug guidance has been created by hard work of both sides. And more than 30 terminal cancer patients have achieved this service and some of them successfully alleviated their illness.
Foshan Women and Child`s Hospital and BGI founded “Reproductive Health Laboratory” together. It will greatly help on decreasing Down`s syndrome rate and birth defect rate. Joint laboratory is benefit for combination of scientific achievement and clinical practices, promote development of noninvasive technology and industry in Foshan.
Sun Yat-Sen University,South China University of Technology, Jinan University, South China Agricultural University,Guangdong Medical College, The first affiliated hospital of Guangzhou medical college, South Hospital, The third affiliated hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, The first affiliated hospital of Guangzhou medical college, The second affiliated hospital of Guangzhou medical college、Guangzhou women and children medical center, Shenzhen Futian district government, Shenzhen CDPF, Shenzhen the second people's hospital、Shenzhen people's hospital、Shenzhen the far east women and child`s Hospital, Shenzhen maternal and child`s center, Foshan government, The women and children's center in Guangzhou, The first affiliated hospital of Jinan university and so on.
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