Huron Digital Pathology, a Canadian provider of imaging hardware and software solutions for digital pathology, today broke ground on a new 9,700 square foot research and development and manufacturing facility at 1620 King Street North in St. Jacobs, Ontario on June 27th at 10am. Construction of the new building is expected to be complete by the end of 2017 and will be situated on 1.5 acres of land, allowing for future expansion. Frey Building Contractors are serving as building contractors for the project.
Huron Digital Pathology’s products are driving the growing adoption of digital pathology workflows to improve patient outcomes and accelerate cancer research and neuroscience investigation. Huron Digital Pathology’s award-winning TissueScope whole slide scanning platform has been deployed at high profile hospitals and research institutions across North America and in Europe.
“Digital pathology workflows are becoming more mainstream, which is increasing demand for Huron’s products,” said Patrick Myles, CEO of Huron Digital Pathology. “Our new facility in St. Jacobs will allow us to significantly expand our manufacturing capacity to meet the needs of larger customers and our growing customer base.”
“I am happy that through our company we are improving the health and well-being of our society,” commented Dr. Savvas Chamberlain, Chairman of Huron Technologies International Corporation, the parent company of Huron Digital Pathology. “Our new facility will speed up our progress in developing hardware and software that assist pathologists in making better diagnosis of serious disease.”
Sandy Shantz, Mayor of the Township of Woolwich added “Woolwich is an ecosystem of innovation and collaboration. Huron Digital Pathology’s move to Woolwich is a powerful invitation for others to join us as they forge their success in an environment that has a diverse economy and a strong commitment to supporting those who are inspired to start or grow their business here. Woolwich is thrilled to welcome Huron Digital Pathology to the township.”
“We are indeed excited to congratulate Huron Digital Pathology on the ground breaking of their new facility in Waterloo Region,” commented Tony LaMantia, President and CEO of Waterloo EDC. “Huron Digital Pathology is a great Medical Technology success story in our community and we look forward to continuing to support their growth.”
The Village of St. Jacobs is in the Township of Woolwich in the northeast sector of Waterloo Region.