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David Woodland (Source:  Trudeau Institute)
David Woodland (Source: Trudeau Institute)

With roots firm in Saranac Lake, Trudeau Institute looks to reorganize, grow

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As we've been hearing, local leaders in Saranac Lake hope to develop the village into a biomedical hub. Back in February, the Trudeau Institute - one of the country's top immunology labs - committed to keeping its main campus in the community.

That decision, which followed weeks of controversy, left a lot of unanswered questions about Trudeau's future. The lab faced a major budget crunch this winter which forced the organization to cut support staff. It's also unclear how the facility can invest in the high-dollar equipment and technology needed for top-tier research.

Brian Mann sat recently down to talk in-depth with David Woodland, who heads the Trudeau Institute and also leads one of its research teams. Woodland says the lab is considering a major reorganization, that could include new for-profit ventures, as well as possible construction of a new campus in Saranac Lake for other biomedical companies.

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Adirondack Bureau Chief

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