Shortage of lab space stunting Ottawa biotech sector’s growth, Virica founder says

Virica founder Jean-Simon Diallo
Jean-Simon Diallo, the founder and CEO of Ottawa-based Virica Biotech, said a lack of suitable lab space in the capital almost forced him to move his company to Montreal. Photo courtesy Virica Biotech

Founded in 2018, Virica has operated out of a small lab at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute since 2021.

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