Biotechnology major Genzyme, which is a part of Sanofi, announced a tie-up with the Society for Indian Academy of Medical Genetics (SIAMG) today, for a joint fellowship program for Indian medical professionals.

The three-month training programme will be organised at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow. The first batch is set to begin from July this year, a company statement said.

The deal was signed by SIAMG president Shubha R Phadke and Head of Genzyme for India & South Asia, Sandeep Sahney.

Under the terms of the agreement, Genzyme India will provide support to IAMG to help spread awareness about medical genetics in the country.

“This partnership will have a significant impact on the newly emerging field of genetic research and help strengthen India’s biotechnology capabilities,” Phadke said.

(This article was published on April 8, 2013)
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