The Rising Importance of Research Sector in Qatar

In recent decades, Qatar’s health system has seen significant development. The country’s health infrastructure has been altered through increased investment in new healthcare facilities, services, and technologies, guaranteeing the country’s fast-growing population’s health demands are addressed. Qatar’s desire to produce physically and mentally healthy people is expressed in the human development pillar of Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030.

It is, therefore, no doubt that the country’s scientific research community is also taking steps to build itself stronger. Various organizations and collaborations have set afoot – and just like the pandemic forced the global healthcare industry to adopt changes that would make treatment patient-centric – Qatar too has taken a similar route.

The Qatar Foundation (QF), which is the region’s leading research funding agency, developed the Rapid Response Call (RRC) from the ground up in record time, accelerating the evaluation and funding phases to ensure that the proposed outcomes of outstanding projects are met as soon as possible, with the needs of Qatar and the health and safety of its people as its top priority. The call aims to encourage researchers to participate in providing impactful and innovative solutions on a fast-track basis through research projects that support Qatar’s efforts to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects.

Another stride in the scientific research community if Qatar is the partnership formed by The Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI) with Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) in Boston, USA. The five-year initiative includes technical training and research in stem cell biology, which are essential for discovering viable treatments for diabetes.

QBRI aims to address significant health challenges over the long term by supporting scientific research into the molecular basis of various diseases and biomedical research that seeks to translate those insights into solutions for diabetes, neurological disorders, and cancer. The partnership with HSCI will facilitate progress in these areas.

As demand for testing increased at the start of the pandemic in 2020, HMC’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology acted swiftly to boost capacity – including opening two additional laboratories at HMC in June 2020 – which enabled it to regularly deliver around 30,000 tests per day. With the rise in the daily average of COVID 19 again – it can be expected that more such facilities to be created with more automated systems.

Leader Life Sciences offers a range of solutions that can develop the research community of Qatar that would later enable better diagnostics and treatment for patients.

Our exclusive partners like Daihan for Qatar can offer solutions like Smart LabTM Controller, which is very useful for data recording, storage management, and self-diagnostic functions, which are unique to lab equipment. These are specializing temperature control options to store the various elements of research at strict temperatures. Often fluctuations or malfunction of these could lead to inaccurate results. With Daihan automated Smart Lab Controller – you can access this remotely and keep an eye on them to adjust the temperature as per requirement – thereby providing effective support for your research. These controllers support the wide range of products offered by Daihan, from Autoclaves to Refrigerators to Incubators that are essential for the smooth functioning of a laboratory.

Another innovative solution offered would be from the histopathology world. With its precision technology, Slee offers a range of products like microtome and cryostat that could automate the world of a histopathologist. With a wide range of cancer and stem cell research that has expanded in Qatar, the technological solutions offered by Slee can help advance their research as it frees up valuable time of the technicians from repetitive and time-consuming processes.

Research is integral to helping build high-level skills capacity in Qatar and to foster a world-class education ecosystem that promotes scientific discovery and benefits humankind. Leader Life Sciences would be the partners in discovering Qatar’s healthcare journey. Learn more about these solutions at marketing@leaderlifesciences.com.

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