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Pharmacogenomics Centre

The Pharmacogenomics Centre is dedicated to the advancement of personalized medicine through the application of pharmacogenomics. It has successfully established itself as a provider of specialized pharmacogenomics services of high quality and to high standards of practice. It has created a platform of technologically advanced tools that are contributing to the progression of pharmacogenomics into clinical practice via the development of clinical trial research, academic research and genetic diagnostic.

Clinical trial development

The Pharmacogenomics Centre has been collaboratively involved with several pharmaceutical partners at critical stages of the clinical trial development process. By providing the expertise and services to the pharmaceutical industry, the Centre is promoting the development of drugs that will be able to better treat patients by increasing efficacy and reducing adverse events and consequently reducing health care costs.


The Pharmacogenomics Centre renders the research tools of pharmacogenomics more accessible to the clinical scientists of its local community at the Montreal Heart Institute and the University of Montreal as well as to international collaborators. The Centre fosters an innovative work environment where different specialties interact including genomics, statistics, bioinformatics, pharmacology, medicine, knowledge translation and economics. In partnership with the biotechnology industry, the Centre has contributed to the development and validation of clinically relevant research tools with focused genotyping panels.

Genetic diagnostics

As pharmacogenomics establishes itself into clinical practice, the need for regulation and quality-controlled laboratory test-results are ever more essential. The Centre has established of a GLP-compliant clinical diagnostic service facility serving the Montreal Heart Institute Cardiovascular genetics clinic.

With the integration of research, drug development and diagnostics, the Pharmacogenomics Centre has positioned itself remarkably well to lead the science of tomorrow’s personalized medicine.

For more information about the Centre’s services, please contact:
Marie-Pierre Dubé, Ph.D
Scientific Director
514-670-7670 ext. 7701 or