Archived — Harper Government and Genome Canada launch new program to accelerate genomics discovery to market

Ottawa, Ontario
June 3, 2013

Photo of the Honourable Gary Goodyear discussing the technology behind Senator Kelvin Ogilvie's first genetic sequencing machine

The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology) launched a new Genome Canada program to accelerate genomics discovery to market. Following the announcement, the Minister of State (left) discussed the technology behind Senator Kelvin Ogilvie's first genetic sequencing machine, also referred to as "gene-machine", with David Pantalony, Curator, Physical Sciences and Medicine, Canada Science and Technology Museum.

"Our Government recognizes that genomics science is at the core of the economic activity of life sciences research," said Minister Goodyear. "More than ever before, the field of genomics is equipping Canadian businesses with cutting-edge science and technologies that are not only helping to address the challenges we face but are also driving economic growth and creating high quality jobs."

News Release: Harper Government and Genome Canada launch new program to accelerate genomics discovery to market

Speech: Announcement of Genome Canada's Genomic Applications Partnership Program and Renewal of the Science and Technology Innovation Centres

Source: Andrew Van Beek, photo VanBeek

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