TIGEM and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital announce collaborative laboratory in Houston


HOUSTON -(November 16, 2010) - Through a formal agreement between Texas Children'sHospital and the Baylor College of Medicine, TIGEM now has a new location atTexas Children's Jan and Dan DuncanNeurological Research Institute (NRI).

This new Joint venture opens important new prospectives for TIGEM and ourscientists, through the establishment of an inter-institutional programTIGEM-Baylor focused on the study of Lysosomal StorageDisorders.The new TIGEM-USA laboratory will allow TIGEM researchers to establish fruitfulcollaborations with Baylor scientists and allow TIGEM graduate students andpost-docs to spend time at the NRI learning new techniques and having access toparticular instruments and facilities.

This newTIGEM-USA laboratory will further broaden TIGEM's scientific horizons and openexciting new opportunities for our scientists. This new joint initiative issponsored by the Beyond BattenFoundation.

About Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital planned to open in 2017. The organization also created the nation’s first HMO for children, has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.