The GDN brings together leading diagnostics services providers to share expertise and insights and drive worldwide diagnostics innovation
Jeddah, October 10, 2018 – Al Borg Medical Laboratories, the leading provider for integrated laboratory services and solutions in the Middle East, announced today that it is a founding member of the newly formed Global Diagnostics Network (GDN). Launched today by U.S.-based Quest Diagnostics, the GDN is a strategic working group of diagnostic laboratories, each committed to unleashing and sharing local innovation to increase global access to diagnostic science, information, and services – ultimately generating diagnostic insights and improving global healthcare.
Collectively, this worldwide community of healthcare leaders has a presence in countries with more than half of the world’s population across all continents. In addition to Quest Diagnostics and Al Borg Medical Laboratories, GDN charter members are Dasa, GC Labs, KingMed Diagnostics, Primary Health Care and SYNLAB.
“The Global Diagnostics Network, by bringing together our experts and sharing technologies, will help solve some of the world’s most pressing healthcare challenges by enabling fast and consistent access to leading diagnostic innovations and best practices,” said Dr. Hisham Maher, Chief Medical Officer of Al Borg.
GDN initiatives will benefit patients, healthcare providers, referring practitioners, pharmaceutical innovators, government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and academic institutions. Starting priority areas of focus include a global launch platform for high-quality companion diagnostics and the creation of an emerging pathogen preparedness network to expedite infectious disease research and response. Additional initiatives will be rolled out based on regional and global priorities.
“The GDN collaboration will open up new opportunities to expedite innovation by removing silos around unique knowledge and resources,” commented Carrie Eglinton Manner, Senior Vice President, Advanced Diagnostics, Quest Diagnostics. “We see this as a pragmatic approach to driving growth and excellence for all network members while providing customers global access to innovations in diagnostics science and service delivery.”
For more information about the GDN, please visit: www.alborglaboratories.com/GDN
About Al Borg Medical Laboratories:
Al Borg Medical Laboratories founded its first single lab in the heart of the Western Province of Saudi Arabia; Jeddah. Currently, AI Borg Medical Laboratories has become the largest chain of private laboratories in the GCC and is expanding in Africa. With 20 years of experience serving the needs of citizens and residents of the Gulf and African countries, we offer a broad range of routine, specialized and sub-specialty laboratory tests. Our sincere efforts with attention to all details and adherence to the highest international standards and specifications moved Al Borg Medical Laboratories forwards to be the leading provider for integrated laboratory services and solutions and helped us fulfill our commitment to you and provide excellent medical service wherever you are with a smile from the heart.