UoGuelph receives $1M to support research chair in medicinal plant biology

December 5, 2018

The University of Guelph has received $1M from PhytoGro to launch the PhytoGro Chair in Medicinal Phyto Substances. A UoGuelph release explains that the Chair will support the development of new medicines from plants, including those made from cannabis. “The only way for a plant to be utilized consistently as medicine is for it to be grown in a standardized way, batch after batch. U of G plant scientists have the expertise to achieve that consistency, and we are hoping to gain from their expertise,” said PhytoGro CEO Ken Clement. UoGuelph adds that the Chair will be housed in the university’s Controlled Environment Systems Research Facility, which focuses on innovations in biological life support. UoGuelph (ON)