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Laboratory Focus July 2011

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2 NEWS The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is recognizing 52 employees for exceptional success during its Outstanding Achievement Awards. The NeuroTouch team leads were awarded the "NRC Break- through of the Year Award" for their creation of a neurosurgical TEAM FROM NRC RECOGNIZED FOR DEVELOPING NEUROSURGICAL SIMULATOR The NeuroTouch team leads have helped Canada remain a world leader in next-generation virtual medical simulation. The NeuroTouch technology is lay- ing the groundwork for shar- ing know-how and advanced made-in-Canada solutions with the world. simulator called NeuroTouch. This state-of-the-art technol- ogy allows neurosurgeons to rehearse complex surgeries on simulated brain tumours that are specifically tailored to their patients, reducing the risk of complications and speeding up recovery. Their work is part of the Genomics and Health Initiative, a cross-country multi- disciplinary collaboration. As a result of this initiative, seven virtual reality training centres will be established across the country, four of which already exist in Halifax, Montréal, Ottawa and Toronto. PUBLISHER/EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Terri Pavelic STAFF WRITER Shawn Lawrence CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Dong Liang Henry Yang Rajwant Gill Sikander Gill Vivek Joshi Estelle Riche One program for Life Science Rewards Fisher Scientific is proud to offer the new Life Science Rewards Program. Receive up to $500 in FREE products from select leading brands when you enrol in the program. Earn an additional 10% in FREE Life Science products from select leading brands on all your GE Healthcare Life Science, BD Discovery Labware, Corning Plasticware, Thermo Scientific Fermentas and Thermo Scientific Nunc orders placed from your enrolment date to September 30, 2011. Maximize your savings with Fisher Scientific – your one source for the most trusted names in science. NATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER Patricia Bush GRAPHIC DESIGNER Elena Pankova CONTROLLER John R. Jones MARKETING MANAGER Mary Malofy CIRCULATION DIRECTOR James Zammit OFFICE: 24-4 Vata Court Aurora, ON L4G 4B6 Phone: 905-727-3875 Fax: 905-727-4428 E-mail: laboratory_focus@ SUBSCRIPTION INQUIRIES Fax: 905-727-4428 Laboratory Focus is published 6 times per year by Promotive Communications Inc. Legal Depository: National Library of Canada ISSN 40052410 Subscription rate in Canada $35/year; USA $60/year; other countries $100/year. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written consent. Publications Mail Registration Number: 40052410 Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to circulation dept: 24-4 Vata Court Aurora, ON L4G 4B6 E-mail: If you would like to order hard copy or electronic reprints of articles, contact Enrol today to start saving! Visit for more information. Reply card #4450 ONE SOURCE. INFINITE SOLUTIONS. Sandra Service 905-727-3875 x228 ABC Membership Applied For July 2011 Laboratory Focus

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