NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Ontario Genomics Institute said today that it has launched a new division to support businesses seeking to capitalize on opportunities in the life sciences.

The new Scintelligence program will provide consulting support and facilitate collaborations between industry, academia, and government agencies in three broad areas — agriculture, health and informatics, and natural resources industries.

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