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Inauguration of Advanced Genome Sequencing Lab at AFMC Pune

Pune: Lt. Gen. Daljit Singh, Director General of Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS) and Senior Colonel Commandant of the Army Medical Corps, inaugurated a state-of-the-art Genome Sequencing Lab at the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) in Pune. This new lab is equipped with cutting-edge Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) facilities, featuring advanced “Nextseq 2000” and “Miniseq” analyzers.

The NGS technology has extensive applications across various healthcare domains, including inherited diseases, oncology, transplant medicine, and reproductive medicine. This advanced technology significantly enhances the capabilities of the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) by enabling precise diagnosis of rare genetic disorders, molecular prognostication of malignancies, and facilitating organ transplantation. Following the establishment of an NGS facility at the Army Hospital (Research & Referral) in New Delhi earlier this year on January 23, 2024, this new lab at AFMC Pune is the second such facility in the Armed Forces.

The event was attended by the Dean and Officiating Commandant of AFMC Pune, the Commandants of Command Hospital Southern Command, the Army Institute of Cardio Thoracic Sciences Pune, and the Additional DGAFMS (Medical Research & Health), along with other senior officers from the AFMS.

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