25 April 2019
IBL Bank, your health partner
IBL Bank, your health partner
Inauguration Ceremony of the DNA NGS System at the USJ sponsored by IBL Bank, attended by its President Mr. Salim Habib

Monday, April 1, 2019 – The Launching of the very first groundbreaking DNA Next Generation Sequencing laboratory in Lebanon and the region took place at the USJ in collaboration with IBL Bank.

Organized by the Unit of Medical Genetics (UGM), Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology Pole (PTS) of the Université Saint-Joseph in Beirut, the inaugural ceremony was held at the USJ Innovation and Sport Campus under the sponsorship of IBL Bank, in the presence of its president Mr. Salim Habib.

This new Next Generation DNA Sequencing (NGS) offers better efficiency and faster diagnosis in all fields of medicine, and particularly in pediatrics and oncology, significantly improving the healthcare of patients and their families, thus putting Lebanon at the forefront in the field of cancer diagnosis in the world, and the first in the Middle-east.

To conclude the ceremony, the USJ rector, Dr. Salim Daccache presented the university’s recognition golden award to Salim Habib, President of IBL Bank, in appreciation for the collaboration of the bank on this project, before inaugurating the DNA NGS Laboratory that now holds the name of IBL Bank engraved on its forefront.