IIT Guwahati sets up research centre for cancer diagnostics

IIT Guwahati’s cancer diagnostics research centre will also have genome sequencing facilities to identify cancer’s origins in India.

IIT Guwahati sign agreement with Karkinos Healthcare Private Limited. (Source: IIT Guwahati)IIT Guwahati sign agreement with Karkinos Healthcare Private Limited. (Source: IIT Guwahati)

Team Careers360 | September 2, 2022 | 02:55 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati has established a Centre for Advanced Research on Diagnostics in Cancer (C-CARD) in collaboration with the private Karkinos Healthcare Private Limited (KHPL)

The agreement was signed on IIT Guwahati’s 29th foundation day. As a part of it, the centre, along with Assam Cancer Care Hospitals, will provide “large-scale OncoDiagnostic services…across the state to prepare a comprehensive cancer atlas for North-East”; establish genome sequencing facilities to “identify the India-specific hereditary origin of this giant killer”; build data analysis capacity using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)”; build capacity on “clinical excellence” through academic collaborations; partner with major biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.

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In the near future, we envision extending this Centre of Excellence with the activities of Assam Advanced Healthcare Innovation Institute – the upcoming multi-speciality hospital at IIT Guwahati to inculcate next-generation scientific and technological innovations in the area of healthcare," said IIT Guwahati director TG Sitharam.

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