Five-year test volume and sales projections: - Infectious Diseases - Forensic Testing - Cancer - Paternity Testing/HLA Typing - Genetic Diseases
The company's focus on rare genetic diseases
is much-needed, as there are more than 5,000 such conditions that together affect millions of Americans, and more than 95% of these diseases have no approved therapy.
The onset and severity of genetic diseases
can vary widely.
More than 120 scientific papers, most of which revolve around cancer and blood disorders, stem cells, genetic diseases
, parasitic diseases, immunology and tissue culture hybridoma, genome and biotechnology will be presented.
At Genzyme we continue the mission to develop and deliver transformative therapies to all patients affected by rare genetic diseases
Dudenhausen stressed the importance of screening newborns for genetic diseases
and explained that early diagnosis of inborn errors, such as diabetes, can mean that these genetic abnormalities can then be prevented from manifesting and developing.
The event will feature over 70 research studies and sessions from 11 leading experts in genetic diseases
research, including local and international professors, physicians and government representatives.
The sequencing of genetic diseases
will lead to a change in our medical practices.
Prevalence of genetic diseases
is very high in the UAE compared to the rest of the world, so it is a major concern.
Dr Maryam Matar, Executive Director of the UAE Genetic Diseases
Association, said: C[pounds sterling]In line with the UAE federal government's vision to make the country free from Thalassaemia by 2012, we welcome the support of the DIFC on the 'UAE Free of Thalassaemia' campaign.
Future phases of the collaboration will center on the development of analytical tools to support molecular models of genetic disease
to identify the commonalities of complex genetic disorders.
All the study participants suffered from spinal cord injuries, juvenile diabetes, or hypogamma-globulinemia, a genetic disease
that causes an immune deficiency.