Tanoto Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre, Professor Stuart Cook and his team have developed a new test that allows the quick screening of inherited heart conditions.

National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) patients previously had to return for yearly checkups, but the processing of genetic information can now be completed in a day and validated within three weeks.

Going through the test once, patients with identified conditions can receive early treatment.

Professor Cook was conferred the Tanoto Foundation Professorship in Cardiovascular Medicine in 2014.

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Sukanto Tanoto is a visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the Founder and Chairman of Royal Golden Eagle (RGE), which manages a global group of companies in resources manufacturing. Tanoto is also the co-founder of Tanoto Foundation, a philanthropy that aims to improve lives by alleviating poverty.