Genome Lab Grand Opening at Canadore
Aug 29, 2019
From left to right: Mayor Al Macdonald, Corrie Duchesne Canadore Lab Technologist, David Villeneuve Canadore Professor, Dr. Tara McGoey Canadore Coordinator/Professor , Kashif Khan – CEO The DNA Company, Anthony Rota – Member of Parliament Nipissing-Timiskaming, George Burton – President and CEO Canadore College, Shawn Chorney - Vice-President Canadore College, Frank Suraci – CEO Maple Key Health Group Ltd.
As part of The Village health and wellness hub, the innovative genomics laboratory is equipped with some of the most leading-edge technology available in Canada. The lab includes two DNA sequencers that will create the capacity for research in areas such as pharmacology, addictions, and surgical implants to better understand and prevent diseases. The Lab will allow Canadore to enhance current biotechnology programs, develop new curricula for a postsecondary program in genomics, and create professional development courses in functional genomics testing aimed at physicians and advanced healthcare providers.