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Nanostics is an Official PlaidForDad Workplace!

Support PlaidForDad

Our workplace is participating in Plaid for Dad in support of Prostate Cancer Canada! Leading up to Father’s Day, let’s all wear plaid to work on Friday, June 14th to help raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer; all in the name of helping dads across Canada! Take a photo of your workplace colleagues dressed in Plaid on June 14th and send it to me (Perrin at pbeatty@ualberta.ca) and I will post it on the APCaRI blog!

Please make a donation and get involved. You can make a secure online donation now on our workplace campaign webpage using your credit card. Click here to go to the Team Nanostics donation page.

Also, take a couple of minutes to check out www.plaidfordad.ca, Hill Street Beverage Company, IndoChino, and Head/Penn (SportChek) if you like non-alcoholic beer, suits or tennis, respectively. These businesses will donate to PlaidForDad with the purchase of certain products!

Thanks – I’m looking forward to seeing you all in plaid on June 14th!

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The Alberta Prostate Cancer Biorepository is certified by CTRNet

APCaRI is committed to collecting, processing and storing the samples you donate with the highest quality standards and as a result, after evaluation of our processes, the CTRNet (Canadian Tissue Repository Network) awarded us with their certification.

CTRNet is a translational cancer research resource, funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research, that furthers Canadian health research by linking cancer researchers with provincial tumour banks.

The benefits of working with CTRNet include:

  • The ability for researchers to search for quality controlled tissue samples from Canada’s leading tumour banks in one central location and for biobanks to display and make their biospecimens available for research users.
  • Learning opportunities in tissue handling, research design and relevant technology training and innovations.
  • Invitation to CTRNet workshops and conferences.
- Catalina Vasquez