The Center for Applied Science and Technology provides the infrastructure and resources needed to facilitate scientific discovery and incorporate emerging technologies and new testing modalities into clinical diagnostics for improved patient care and outcomes.
By supporting the broad range of research being conducted throughout the MaineHealth Institute for Research including the Center for Molecular Medicine, the Center for Interdisciplinary Population Health Research, the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, the Clinical Trials Office, and the Northern New England Clinical and Translational Research Network, the Center will help move MaineHealth forward as an academic medical center. The Center enables NorDx to develop and validate new testing modalities within a research regulatory framework that meet evolving Precision Medicine guidelines and allows the incorporation of emerging technologies into clinical diagnostics for improved patient care and outcomes. NorDx resources and services available to investigators through the Center include a research service unit for efficient startup of sponsored and non-sponsored research studies, phlebotomy services, sample transport services, collection of samples of research value in real time, biomarker testing on high throughput instrumentation in a CLIA/CAP accredited laboratory and genomic testing capabilities.
See below for an outline of the Center’s non-clinical and clinical trials supported initiatives: