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Ontario Genomics Institute Launches Life Sciences Business Partnership Initiative

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.

Funded by OGI and federal and provincial governments, Scintelligence also will support business development and provide funding opportunities, as well as expertise in regulatory, tax, and patenting issues.

OGI said the program will provide access to the institute's network of hundreds of life sciences resources and connections in the province and around the world.

Scintelligence will provide support for businesses working to develop diagnostics and therapeutics, crops, horticultural and pest control technologies, and those involved in energy, forestry, mining, and water-related fields.

OGI sees the program as a free-of-charge consulting service and facilitator to help move new life sciences innovations toward the marketplace.

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