Groundbreaking gene patent announcement in Canada

OTTAWA, March 8, 2016 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, March 9, 2016, the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) will make an announcement regarding its legal challenge to gene patents.


Gene patent announcement


12 Noon


Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt - 340 Albert Street, 19th Floor,


Alex Munter, President and CEO, CHEO

Dr. Gail Graham, Chief and Clinical Geneticist, Department of Genetics, CHEO

Dr. Julie Richer, Clinical Geneticist with postdoctoral fellowship in medical ethics, Department of Genetics, CHEO

Nathaniel Lipkus, Lawyer, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Richard Gold, James McGill Professor, McGill University's Faculty of Law and Department of Human Genetics, Faculty of Medicine


SOURCE Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)

For further information: Eva Schacherl, Communications Manager and Strategist, Cell: 613-769-5553,

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