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Queen's Cardio Pulmonary Unit (QCPU)

Queen's Cardio Pulmonary Unit (QCPU)

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QCPU is home to a Kingston Health Science Center (KHSC) Echocardiogram clinic which operates for public and researchers alike

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We welcome clincians and researchers who are looking for opportunities to collaborate, whether through our clinic or research center

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QCPU is home to 4 scientists and many state-of-the-art instruments that can bring your research projects to the next level

What we can offer you

ABOUT US | QCPU is a state-of-the-art 8,000-square-foot facility housed within Queen's Biosciences Complex between 116 Barrie and Arch Street.  Housing both a Kingston Health Sciences Center (KHSC) satelite clinic and a Queen's research center it focuses on the development, preclinical testing and commercialization of new therapies for heart, lung, blood and vascular diseases. Built on existing institutional government investments, it enhances linkages between basic and clinical investigators at Queen’s.  QCPU investigators have a track record of moving discoveries from Bench to Bedside.  This institute is the embodiment of that achievement and will ensure that Queen's research is recognized internationally as a center for translational research.

QCPU also strengthens the Queen's research community by providing expertise via our 4 research scientists and fee-for-services access to most of our state-of-the-art instruament, including flow and sorting cytometer, 2-photon confocal microscope, tri-modality micro-scanner, NexSeq 550 sequencer, and Helio/Hyperion mass cytometer.  If you are interested in our services please follow our Services link above to learn more, or contact one of our scientist below.  We are committed to ensuring that research at Queen's continues to thrive and succeed. 

QCPU will serve as a magnet to attract physicians and scientists to Canada and provide an ideal training environment for graduate and undergraduate students.

These scientists in cardiopulmonary medicine and research address Canada’s two leading public health problems and is a step to remedying the deficiency in cardiovascular science workforce identified by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). QCPU will benefit Canadians through creation of intellectual property and small businesses, provision of health care, and service. Our international partnerships position QCPU to have global impact.

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