Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc., a subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., and the University of Maryland have established a research collaboration to develop a highly automated system providing rapid infectious disease diagnosis. Researchers from the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the A. James Clark School of Engineering have been working on the project with dedicated scientists from Canon Life Sciences, who have been assigned to the University of Maryland's College Park campus, where they conduct research together. Utilizing Canon U.S. Life Sciences' proprietary genetic analysis system, the project aims to expedite the delivery of infectious disease test results while also simplifying the test process to allow a variety of clinical staff to perform automated disease diagnosis.
Canon Life Sciences is also a member of the University of Maryland's Center of Excellence for Regulatory Science Innovation Industrial Consortium.
Left to right: Former National Science Foundation Director and
Distinguished University Professor Rita Colwell; University of
Maryland President Wallace Loh; Hiroshi Inoue; BioE Professor
and Chair William E. Bentley; and Canon U.S.A. President and
CEO Yoroku Adachi. Photo by John T. Consoli.