10 October 2012

Kick-off for the expansion work of the CRC Étienne-Le Bel

The expansion of the Centre de recherche clinique Étienne-Le Bel (CRCELB), adjacent to the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS), havs officially begun. Estimated at about $31.7 M, the project will double the area of the CRCELB with to the construction of a three story building which will be attached to the existing building.

The addition of a new building with a surface of about 7,000 square meters will consolidate and optimize the work of the 200 national and international renowned researchers of the CRCELB. During a second phase, over 800 square meters of the existing facility will be renovated  to expand the space specifically dedicated to clinical research.

Once completed, the new building will host medical imaging laboratories (Level 1), clinical research staff (Level 2), and the diabetic, obesity and cardiovascular complications researchers (Level 3).

This important real estate project received an investment of $25.2 M from the Quebec Government, $6 M from the CHUS Foundation and $500,000 from the CRCELB. The kick-off was given by the International relation minister, the Francophonie minister, the minister responsible for the Estrie Region and the representative of the Saint-François District, Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, with the presence of the president of the CHUS’ Board of administration, Jacques Fortier, of General Director of the CHUS, Patricia Gauthier, and of the Scientific Director of the CRCELB, Serge Marchand, PhD.

Source : Centre de recherche clinique Étienne-Le Bel et Government of Québec 


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