discovering the true signals of disease to power life-changing medicines

90% of drug candidates fail, delaying help for people in need. We’re on a mission to change that.

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Sequence Bio

drug target discovery powered by the founder effect

Accelerating the development of new medicines relies on discovering better drug targets. 

Getting there means finding the biological components - or true signals - of disease. Sequence Bio was founded on the belief that Newfoundland and Labrador is the best place to look. 


there's nowhere quite like it

Better target discovery starts with the right systems biology approach, enabled by an integrated stack of founder population multi-omics, real-world patient data, and well-characterized phenotypes.

The ability to create powered discovery cohorts for common and rare disease indications is not available everywhere, but it is in Newfoundland and Labrador.

founder effect: less biological variation enables more efficient identification of low frequency, high impact variants

complete health records: highly consistent phenotypic stratification to uncover new links between variants and disease


better medicines, faster

Our platform is where systems biology and data-driven computation meet to identify the true signals of disease.

See how we’re working with leading pharma and biotech to shorten R&D timelines with custom discovery cohorts. 

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newfoundland & labrador genome project

Sequence Bio’s NL Genome Project is researching the genetic makeup of 10,000 volunteering participants in Newfoundland and Labrador. By studying our province’s one-of-a-kind DNA and health information, we hope to discover better, safer medicines and improve how we treat and prevent diseases.

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We’re a committed team local and global experts united in our mission to help improve health outcomes with better medicines, faster.

We're hiring, join the team

Lynn Healey

Chief Executive Officer

Joy Buckle MBA MSc

VP, Policy & Planning

Chris McDonald

VP, strategy & market development

Bari Ballew PhD

Senior Director, Data Science & Analytics

Alain O'Dea

Senior Director, Security and Infrastructure

Gerry Mugford PhD

Director, research

Diane Power

Director, Research Coordination

Blair Davis

Director, Medical Partnerships

Kendra Lane

Director, Human Resources


scientific advisory board

Dr. Euan Ashley

Stanford medicine

Dr. Pek Lum

auransa inc.


board of directors

Mark Dobbin

killick capital

Brendan Paddick

columbus capital

John Phillips

klister credit corp

Sequence Bio is conducting research in Newfoundland and Labrador, and doing so in an ethical way is our first priority. Our research efforts require approval by the Health Research Ethics Board (HREB), and the words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” and similar expressions, among others, generally identify our intent and/or objective to undertake additional research in this province. 

Sequence Bio does not share information about planned research studies until they are approved.