SMC and KAIST sign MOU for research cooperation


Samsung Medical Center (SMC) and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have signed a comprehensive agreement on health-care and medical research cooperation. At the ceremony, the two parties agreed to conduct research on a wide range of health-care and medical fields, including precision medicine.


They plan to actively promote the exchange of medical and health-care–related academic and technical information, foster the development of genome data analysis technology and cooperation in the field of precision medicine, and discover projects and conduct joint research on future interests.


Under the research agreement, the two institutions, which are leaders in the fields of genomic clinical research and data science in Korea, will conduct joint research by providing medical data and making use of the latest analysis technologies. In particular, experts evaluate that this agreement has laid the foundation for developing precision medicine, which has grown of importance in the field of data-based medicine.


Moreover, the parties will promote close mutual cooperation and communication in the future to carry out joint research and academic exchange, as well as the commercialization of vast health and medical data, and create valuable health and medical data to aid in the development of the Korean medical industry.