Gulf Medical University, a leading private medical university established in 1998, has embarked on a major transformation of all its sectors with an emphasis on research and innovation. His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman inaugurated the new Innovation and Research
Centre and the Thumbay Institute of Precision Medicine and Translational Research (TIPM&TR). With an emphasis on research and innovation, specifically in order to enhance a culture that will encourage innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity, the new research center will lead a new dimension in medical research by introducing precision medicine. Thumbay Institute of Precision Medicine and Translational Research (TIPM&TR) will have state-of-the-art research laboratories with new technology in Genetics, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), 3D Tissue Printing, Bio Innovation Incubator, Health Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Innovation, Stem Cell Research and Bioavailability & Bioequivalence Studies. It will serve as a hub for researchers, faculty, clinicians and students interested in medical research and become incubators for innovation startup companies, and launch innovative products and services. The Research Centre will focus on two main research domains – Diabetics and Cancer. The institute also aims to spur medical innovation and offer a platform for healthcare researchers, biomedical innovators and medical scientists in the region and foster collaborations and partnerships with international institutions like Wisconsin Medical University USA, Gustave Roussy from Paris, leading universities from Bahrain, Switzerland and Italy, research labs, pharma companies and the healthcare industry. Two other institutes are in advancing phase of development – The Thumbay Institute of Population Health and The Thumbay Institute of Healthcare Workforce Development and Leadership.