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Qatar opens healthcare research institute

Qatar’s Hamad Medical Corp (HMC) has announced the opening of the Interim Translational Research Institute (iTRI) to facilitate healthcare research in the country and enable the translation of scientific discoveries to aid development of new medicines, technologies and treatments for the benefit of patients, the Peninsula has reported. The institute in Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City will house a clinical studies unit with consultation rooms, waiting areas and administrative and office space for clinical staff; wet laboratories to enable HMC scientists and researchers to do pre-clinical, translational research; and a seminar and meeting room to promote formal and informal learning, collaborations and development of research topics.