Genomics Center of Innovation

The Column

The Column, The Column-09-21-2011, Volume 7, Issue 17

Waters has recognized the Center for Proteomics at the Translational Genomics Research Institute, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, as a Waters Center of Innovation. In particular the company recognized the work of Dr Konstantinos Petritis, head of the centre, and his team for their leadership in the research of proteomics and biomarker discovery and verification.

Waters has recognized the Center for Proteomics at the Translational Genomics Research Institute, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, as a Waters Center of Innovation. In particular the company recognized the work of Dr Konstantinos Petritis, head of the centre, and his team for their leadership in the research of proteomics and biomarker discovery and verification.

“Whether it’s through our discovery-based research or clinical programmes, our focus is to provide patient benefit as quickly as we can”, said Dr Jeffrey Trent, the institute’s president and research director. “My hope and expectation is that in many unique ways the Waters’ Centers of Innovation Program will help us accelerate our research and further our goal of providing personalized medicine to each patient in the future”.

“One of our core strengths is in biomarker discovery and verification”, said Dr Petritis. “With the infrastructure we’ve put into place, we are making steady progress in the development of diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for lung, colon, breast and pancreatic cancer as well as other diseases. We’re thankful to Waters for their support of our programmes, not just in terms of instrumentation, but in terms of their training, technical support and services.”

For more information on the programme visit www.waters.comThis story originally appeared in The Column. Click here to view that issue.