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Inova, George Mason Partner to Create Proteomics Center

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Commonwealth of Virginia today announced a partnership between George Mason University and Inova, one of the state's largest healthcare systems, which will yield several new research centers.

In addition to agreeing to share resources and conduct research on personalized medicine, the partners will establish the Inova-Mason Proteomics Center, a scientific connector facility, and the Personalized Medicine Public Policy and Ethics Institute. The proteomics center and the connector facility will be located at the Inova Center for Personalized Health.

Inova will also have a physical presence at George Mason's Science and Technology Campus. The partnership will also include a fellowship program to recruit researchers and clinical investigators to both institutions. 

"This partnership establishes Northern Virginia as an epicenter for personalized medicine, attracting the best researchers and experts from around the country," Inova CEO J. Knox Singleton said in a statement.

Inova is a non-profit healthcare system with more than 2 million patients.

George Mason is Virginia's largest public research university.