The Madras Medical Mission partners with MedGenome to research on CardioGenomics

Dr Mullasari Ajit - Director Cordiology, The MMM Hospital, Dr. Colin Berry, Professor of Cordiology and Imaging from Glasgow University and Dr V L Ramprasad, COO, MedGenomePhoto Caption: From Left to Right – Dr Mullasari Ajit  – Director Cardiology, The MMM Hospital, Dr. Colin Berry, Professor of Cardiology and Imaging from Glasgow University and Dr V L Ramprasad, COO, MedGenome


Chennai, July 17th, 2017: TheMadras Medical Mission (MMM), a renowned multi-speciality hospital and MedGenome, a genomics based diagnostics and research company, have collaborated for research on cardiac diseases such as:Coronary Artery Diseases including myocardial Infarction (heart attack), Pulmonary arterial hypertension, Cardiomyopathies and sudden cardiac deaths/arrhythmia.
Earlier in November last year MedGenome had collaborated with MMM to set up a state-of-the art genomic laboratory that will serve for all clinical and diagnostic research purposes at the hospital premises.  In the second phase II, MMM & MedGenome are taking this association one notch up by undertaking research projects. Speaking on the occasion, Dr.Colin Berry, Professor of Cardiology and Imaging from Glasgow University and Director of Research and Development in the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, expressed the need for international collaboration to find answer for the increasing threat of Cardiovascular Diseases in the young. Breakthrough in imaging technology and interventional cardiology practices have increased the quality of life and reduced mortality. “We look forward to work with Cardiologists from India to initiate and replicate some of the Cardiovascular research studies that are going on in UK”, he added.

Commenting on the proposed partnership Dr.MullasariAjit S, Director- Cardiology, MMM said, “We are happy to associate with Glasgow University torealize our mission of providing world-class healthcare and engaging state-of-the-art technologies.We are at an advantage to have the most updated NGS technologies required for this research, in vicinity through MedGenome. Therefore we are keen to bring the best of the evidence based medicine through collaborative research for the benefit of masses here in India.”
The research and diagnostic lab will offer Next-Generation Sequencing based genomic solutions to provide insights into complex diseases at the genetic and molecular level which will cover Exome Sequencing, RNA Sequencing, and Panel Sequencing.

Speaking on the inauguration, Dr.Ramprasad, COO, MedGenome, said, “Cardio-Vascular Diseases (CVD) deaths in India accounts for 25% of the total, and in that Ischemic heart disease and stroke are the predominant causes responsible for more than 80% of CVD deaths. Addressing this significant burden requires an understanding of both the biological and social determinants, and the complex dynamics underlying their interaction including the genetic factors.”

This centre has a complete infrastructure for sample collection and initial processing. The centre provides productive and efficient environment for interaction between MedGenome and MMM staff which has led to the onset of many projects in cardiovascular research.

About MedGenome
MedGenome http://www.medgenome.comis a genomics-driven research and diagnostics company with a mission to improve global health by decoding the genetic information contained in an individual’s genome. MedGenome is a market leader for genomic diagnostics in South Asia and a leading provider of genomics research services globally. MedGenome offers genomics solutions in cancer immunotherapy and diabetes and works with various commercial and academic researchers globally on genomic research projects. It is also a founding member of GenomeAsia 100K initiative to sequence 100,000 genomes in South, North and East Asia.
MedGenome is a global genomics firm with presence in USA, India and Singapore. Our NGS lab in Foster City, California is ISO 15189 compliant, CLIA certified and CAP accredited. Our NGS lab in Bangalore, India is the highest throughput facility in South-East Asia.