Biotech firm Illumina opens its start-of-the-art Solutions Center in Dubai

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Illumina, a global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies, has launched its new, state-of-the-art Solutions Center in Dubai, UAE.

The Solutions Center in Dubai expands the company’s investment and support in the UAE, with the potential to significantly grow the application of genomics in human health. Building genomics expertise will support healthcare providers and others as they develop capabilities to deliver genomic precision medicine to patients at scale.

Illumina’s decision to bring the facility to the UAE is based on the country’s vision to strengthen its world-class healthcare system by investing in genomics research. It is also a result of Illumina’s commitment to shaping the future of health care in the UAE and creating a productive partnership with the country.

Susan Tousi_Illumina opens Solutions Center in Dubai
Susan Tousi
CCO – Illumina

“Illumina opened its UAE-based Solutions Center because we see tremendous opportunity to deepen our already strong relationships with the country’s health and technology ministries, as well as with science and health care professionals in the region. With a dedicated team representing the entire Illumina ecosystem, we are providing more value to our channel partners and customers in the region. We are grateful to the UAE government for supporting this and we’re honored to partner with the country on its journey towards the era of the genome.”

The over 9,100-square-foot Solutions Center has a fully equipped laboratory housing the latest next-generation sequencing and array technologies and is fully resourced with field applications and service engineers to offer Illumina’s partners and customers broad genomics capabilities. Supporting Illumina’s growing number of channel partners in the region, the center will provide training and education to increase local technical expertise and access to genomics.

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