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NSW Health Pathology’s Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research (ICPMR) genomics team has worked tirelessly through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The team has used cutting edge technology and expertise to deliver scientific breakthroughs that have provided the cornerstone of disease detection and management to keep us safe.
Their efforts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic have saved thousands of lives, prevented further outbreaks and recently saw the ICPMR team recognised with the NSW Health Secretary’s Award for Integrated Value Based Care.
The ICPMR team’s research made it possible to allow tracing of COVID-19 transmission, fast identification of variants of concern and timely detection of drug resistance in new variants as they emerged during the peak of the pandemic.
We’ve pulled together as a team and undertaken something that hadn’t been done in NSW before to inform pandemic control and responses,” said ICPMR’s genomic epidemiologist, Dr Alicia Arnott.