29-Aug-2011 - dna medical communications

Agilent Technologies and Chungnam National University Collaborate to Further Glycomics Research

Agilent Technologies Inc. and Chungnam National University announced an agreement to develop new applications, methods, technologies and software tools in the field of glycomics, the study of complex sugars. The university aims to identify and develop biomarkers for diseases such as cancer, leading to development of therapeutic antibody products.

This announcement marks the first partnership of its kind for Agilent with a university in Asia.

The research will be jointly led by professor Hyun Joo An, department of analytical science and technology at Chungnam National University’s Graduate School of Analytical Science and Technology (GRAST) and head of the new Asia Glycomics Education Center, and by Rudolf Grimm, Agilent’s director of science and technology and manager of collaborations in the Asia Pacific region. Grimm was appointed adjunct professor by the university for his work in this field.

Both researchers will define and conduct joint research projects to develop new applications, methods or analytical tools for glycan analysis.

Under the agreement, GRAST will also develop glycomics training courses for Agilent’s customers and employees to help further the advancement in the field, while Agilent Life Sciences will utilize GRAST as its strategic glycomics reference site in Korea and Southeast Asia.

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