Large-scale biobanking in research

In 2014, Exactis Innovations was created thanks to a $15 million grant awarded to Dr. G. Batist from SSHRC-CIHR-NSERC and with another $15 million from private and public organizations worldwide. This large-scale biobanking effort aims to be active across Canada and already includes multiple Quebec centers such as the CHUM, CHUS, and CHUQ. By creating a much larger database and platform accessible to many, Exactis hopes to create a shift in how we classify patients and identify appropriate groups for clinical trials. In turn, this could lead to an increased rate of cancer targets being discovered and which would accelerate the development and implementation of new treatments in Canada.

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