From BRCA 1&2 to Comprehensive Genomics..
CARINGDx is the high-end genomics division of Mahajan Imaging (MI), India’s leading medical imaging provider based out of New Delhi. Led by Dr. Harsh Mahajan, who pioneered MRI in India, MI has developed a reputation for introducing advanced technologies into India, such as Dual Energy CT, Standing MRI, Cone Beam Dental CT and more recently Silent MRI.
CARINGDx now marks MI’s foray into Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) – using the highest-end and most advanced genomics platform in the world by Illumina. Not only does CARINGDx become the first clinical lab in North India to use a combination of 2 high-end equipments – the NextSeq and MiSeq – but it is also the first time globally that such systems have been installed in a radiology department. This is in line with the belief that molecular diagnostics is a combination of molecular pathology & genomics and molecular imaging.
At MI and CARINGDx, we believe that less is more, hence will offering niche yet comprehensive tests in the fields of oncology, pediatrics and reproductive medicine. In oncology, we introduce CDx-500 – a comprehensive 500+ gene test to help pick appropriate targeted agents in patients with primary treatment failure. We will also perform comprehensive germline testing in oncology and rare disease.
In early 2018, MI started CARING – the Centre for Advanced Research in Imaging, Neuroscience & Genomics – a research entity with the aim of performing cutting-edge translational research by helping build clinically relevant healthcare products. In a short span of time CARING has established collaborations with more than 25 research groups in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, basic neuroscience and genomics. CARING also collaborated on the first paper on AI in the Lancet, the worlds most prestigious medical journal, had 18 papers at the Radiological Society of North America and 30 papers at the European Congress of Radiology. We thrive on collaborative research projects, especially those centered around validation and are more than happy to explore any projects that you can think of.