Genome British Columbia

Genome British Columbia

May 22, 2009 17:57 ET

Revolutionary genomic test soon available for transplant recepients

Revolutionary genomic test for transplant rejection comes one step closer to reality

Attention: Assignment Editor, Health/Medical Editor, News Editor, Science Editor VANCOUVER/BC/MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - May 22, 2009) - Genome BC and PROOF Centre of Excellence are pleased to invite media to attend:

What: The public launch of a genomics research project that will create a ground-breaking new test to pre-diagnose organ rejection in heart and kidney transplant patients and facilitate treatment.

Where: PROOF Centre for Excellence 2nd Annual Meeting

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 26th at 9:30 a.m.

Place: Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, Pavilion Ballroom, North Tower
1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Note to Editors:
Project Leaders Drs. Bruce McManus, Paul Keown and Rob McMaster, along with transplant recipient Sarah Johnston will be available for interviews about the Biomarkers for Transplantation project.

Images/photographs and telephone interviews available on request.

About Genome BC
Genome British Columbia is a research organization that invests in and manages large-scale genomics and proteomics research projects and science and technology platforms focused on areas of strategic importance such as human health, forestry, fisheries, ethics, agriculture, and the environment. By working collaboratively with all levels of government, universities and industry, Genome BC is the catalyst for a vibrant, genomics-driven life sciences cluster with far reaching social and economic benefits for the Province and Canada.

About the PROOF Centre of Excellence
The Prevention of Organ Failure Centre of Excellence (PROOF Centre) discovers, develops, implements and commercializes biological markers (biomarkers) to diagnose, prevent and treat heart, lung and kidney failure. The PROOF Centre is a unique, multi-disciplinary hub of partners from industry, academia, healthcare, government, patients and the public. The PROOF Centre's "personalized medicine" approach - giving the right person, the right treatment, at the right time, in the right amount - will reduce the enormous burden of organ failure and improve health.
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Contact Information

  • Rachael Zamperini, Communications consultant, Genome BC
    Primary Phone: 604-612-6345