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McMaster HealthLabs adds public health advisor

Dr. Jack Gauldie, Chair of the Board of MHL, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Vivek Goel to the new position of Public Health Advisor. Dr. Goel is the former CEO of Public Health Ontario, and most recently…

Gold standard COVID-19 testing

MHL is built on the foundation of its scientific team, which has years of infectious disease academic research experience. This team is at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, having developed two high-quality COVID-19 tests that have been used…

McMaster innovations in respiratory illness swabbing

McMaster HealthLabs benefits from the expertise of world-renowned scientists and researchers who have made significant contributions to advance testing for infectious disease. Dr. Marek Smieja, McMaster HealthLab’s Scientific Director, was part of the team that developed the Gold Standard swab…

Ontario funds research to increase testing capacity and accuracy

The Government of Ontario is funding research to optimize robotic liquid handling, specimen pooling, and sample preparation to increase testing capacity, speed, and reliability. This project will increase Ontario’s COVID-19 testing capacity and accuracy, while reducing biological risks. The Disease…