ASTANA – Astana-Technopolis and Micro Kazakhstan have agreed to build a DNA diagnostics laboratory at Nazarbayev University. The laboratory will help to detect and prevent diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular diseases, as well as perform criminal forensics.
The laboratory will also help personalise the use of medications.
Microread was founded in China in 2007 and is a leader in genetic analysis. The company specialises in the development of genetic analysis technology in medicine to detect genetic diseases in newborns, as well as cancerous tumours. Their work assists in scientific research. It also produces genetic testing products and services.
Nazarbayev University develops interdisciplinary fundamental and applied research to address the country’s most pressing science and technological challenges. The university seeks to be competitive internationally in cutting-edge science and technology to accelerate Kazakhstan’s social and economic development. The university’s laboratories have a stock of state-of-the-art equipment used to train university students.
The new laboratory was approved at a recent forum of mayors of Silk Road countries.