Horizon Discovery opens new Gene Engineering laboratory in Torino, Italy

01 May 2008

Horizon Discovery Limited (Horizon) announces the opening of its Gene Engineering Laboratory at the Molecular Biotechnology Center in downtown Torino, Italy.

The center, funded by the Italian government, houses state-of-art laboratories, central service and full conference facilities that will house a team of molecular biologists who will expand Horizon’s unique panel of genetically-defined human disease models called ‘isogenic’ cell lines.

In addition, staff at the center will also support ongoing R&D collaborations with cancer drug discovery groups around the world.

The location of the facility puts Horizon scientists in close proximity with its exclusive academic collaborator and Chief Scientific Advisor Professor Alberto Bardelli whose world-renowned cancer research group is based at the Department of Oncological Sciences, University of Torino School of Medicine -IRCC.