NEW YORK, March 17 - The University of Victoria, MDS Metro Laboratory Services, and Genome British Columbia signed an agreement on March 13 to expand the university's proteomics center on Vancouver Island.
The center, dubbed the UVic-Genome BC Proteomics Center, will be housed in over 20,000 square feet of space in the Vancouver Island Technology Park. MDS Metro, a subsidiary of MDS Inc., is relocating its Victoria analytical facilities to occupy around 17,000 square feet, while the existing UVic-Genome BC Proteomics Center will move from the University of Victoria campus to about 3,500 square feet of lab space adjoining MDS Metro.
The two groups plan to collaborate on new analytical tools for proteomics-based medical diagnostics and treatments.
The UVic-Genome BC Proteomics Center, formerly known as the UVic Protein Chemistry Center, has been providing protein chemistry services for the Canadian research community since 1982. Two years ago, the center's activities were expanded to provide proteomics support for large-scale research programs funded by Genome BC.
Further information on the planned center is available here.