BGI, British Columbia Organizations to Collaborate on Precision Medicine
BGI and five British Columbia-based biomedical and healthcare organizations have allied on personalized medicine.
The Canadian partners include Providence Health Care, St. Paul's Foundation, the Vancouver Prostate Centre, Genome BC, and Deloitte. Together, the organizations will create “health centers of excellence” in Shenzen, China, where BGI is based, and Vancouver, British Columbia. Other potential collaboration activities include omics-based research on cancer, infectious disease, and pharmacogenomics; secure computing infrastructure for analysis of distributed research data sets; and basic and translational research projects on aging.
They signed a three-year memorandum of understanding today, concurrent with the American Society of Human Genetics 2016 annual meeting being held in Vancouver.