The Masonic Medical Research Laboratory is expanding and upgrading its research facility.
The lab is undergoing $10 million in renovations and equipment upgrades. The improvements make this a state-of-the-art environment that gives the facility the opportunity to expand the lab and create 40 new research jobs.
The research facility will be using Nano technology in the study of molecular diagnostics, all in an effort to finding treatments for the heart.
“All of the research here will be instrumental in tying together, being able to facilitate treatments and cures for heart disease,” said Maria Kontaridis, director of research at the Masonic Medical Research Laboratory. “From the genetic side of things, we can understand how a specific genetic mutation in a pediatric patient, for example, further develops heart disease later on in life. By simply being able to manipulate that genetic mutation and correcting it.”
Renovations are in the final stages and the lab is expected to be up and running in April.
The scientific research jobs are expected to be filled by the end of the year.