PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Genomics Useful resource Middle Bhd (MGRC), a genomics and biopharmaceutical specialist, has bagged a contract for a Covid-19 surveillance by the Institute for Medical Analysis (IMR), the biomedical analysis arm beneath the Ministry of Well being (MoH).
In an announcement yesterday, MGRC stated the corporate was one of many non-public laboratories that IMR has engaged to outsource genome surveillance of SARS-CoV2.
No worth of the contract was said.
“We’re happy to assist IMR and MoH on this necessary effort to watch the evolution of the Covid-19 virus, its variants and sub-variants.
“With our experience and information in genomics and bioinformatics, we may help IMR monitor and hint the virus for any variants of concern that the federal government must be knowledgeable of in addition to put together for,” stated MGRC government director Datuk Alvin Nesakumar.
He stated the corporate’s cell laboratory is the one privately-owned BioSafety Degree 2 (BSL-2) facility in Malaysia with the present Good Manufacturing Observe (cGMP) certification.