02 July 2012 | News | By BioSpectrum Bureau
Agilent hosts third human genetics summit
This year's theme is Advancing Molecular Analysis for a Better World
Singapore: Agilent Technologies is hosting Agilent Asia Pacific Human Genetics Summit 2012 in Singapore. The third edition of this annual summit, being held on July 2 and 3, 2012, features life sciences experts who will present their research and discuss the information gathered from their studies. This year's theme, Advancing Molecular Analysis for a Better World, supports Agilent's goal to help deliver better quality healthcare.
Over 200 researchers, scientists and clinicians from hospitals, clinical research laboratories, genome research centers and universities based in Singapore, rest of Asia Pacific and the United States are attending this Summit.
"Governments are investing in life sciences research and there is an increasing focus on the role of genes in human health and well-being. They are looking for safer, faster and more economical technologies. The Genomic technologies that are the subject of this Summit are demonstrating great promise in this area, providing ground breaking research leading to discoveries that will improve treatment and advance personalized medicine and the human condition" said Dr. Russell McInnes, Genomics and Automation Platform Manager, South Asia Pacific and Korea, Agilent Technologies.
"Participation in the Human Genetics Summit this year is up 80% compared to the first event three years ago. We are delighted by the interest and it demonstrates the strong desire of scientists, academics and clinicians to share discoveries and work together to bring the benefits to the world at large."
As the manufacturer of bio-analytical instruments used by the global scientific community in their research, Agilent aims to foster closer collaboration and in-depth discussions with the scientific community using its instruments for research.