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The Founding College of the University of Toronto
Paul Lem

Paul Lem

BSc 1998 UC - 2020 Award Recipient

Physician Paul Lem is the co-founder and CEO of Spartan Bioscience Inc., a company that develops, manufactures, and markets DNA testing systems for on-demand applications. He was named one of Ottawa’s 40 Under 40 (2015), and he was recognized with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers of Ottawa’s 2016 Outstanding High Technology Company Recognition Award. His company quickly jumped into action in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to create a portable, rapid test kit that will produce results in under an hour, which will particularly benefit rural and Indigenous communities.