Canadore College Announces Groundbreaking Partnership with The DNA Company
Mar 8, 2019 | Canadore College
(NORTH BAY, ONT.) – Canadore College and The DNA Company announced
The DNA Company will be creating an innovative genomics laboratory in partnership with Canadore College, equipped with some of the most leading-edge technology available in Canada. The lab will include two DNA sequencers that will create the capacity for research to harness a better understanding of diseases and how to prevent and treat them more efficiently.
“The DNA Company has been approached by leading institutions across North America to establish a research lab to further develop its science in functional genomics,” Kashif Khan, chief executive officer of The DNA Company. “As a Canadian company, we have chosen to decline incentives south of the border to maintain our identity as a homegrown Ontario biotechnology firm. Our partnership with Canadore College will ensure the impact of our science benefits Canadians first, be it the economic stimulus, or improvements in healthcare.”
The collaboration and resulting modernized infrastructure will allow Canadore College to enhance current biotechnology programs, as well as develop new curricula for a stand-alone postsecondary program in genomics. Canadore will also be creating short professional development courses in functional genomics testing aimed at physicians and advanced health care providers. The course content will be directed by Dr. Mansoor Mohammed,
All of these courses are being considered for curriculum licensing to other North American institutions, and international educational partners.
The partners are evaluating a variety of research potentials, including pharmacology, addictions, surgical implants
“We have been working very hard at Canadore to enhance healthcare technologies available in our community,” said George Burton, president
The global genomics market is expected to reach USD 27.6 billion by 2025 and workforce development is in great need. Canadore and The DNA Company will develop a range of academic programming, including certificate and diploma credentials, as well as skills development opportunities for a wide range of medical professionals to respond to this need.
Construction on the first phase of the genomics lab, which is 1,000 sq.
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