Calgary one health laboratories

Welcome to a new veterinary lab solution.

our lab

Calgary One Health Laboratories, or Cohlab, was founded by a team of Canadian scientists and entrepreneurs to serve producers and animal care practitioners.

We offer accurate, affordable, and accredited diagnostic services with unmatched client care.

We develop next-generation point-of-care testing technology that supports One Health and provides our clients with the animal health solutions they need.

Cohlab’s validated, proprietary testing method provides transformative point-of-care diagnosis at a cost that is accessible for small producers as well as practical for large organizations. Our focus is client care and seamless information sharing, which sets us apart dramatically in our field.

Cohlab is a startup in the pre-seed stage of development.

Our operations team works in a fully accredited Biosafety Level 2 lab in Calgary.

Our development team is colocated at the University of Alberta.

our focus

Laboratory Testing

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Point of Care Testing

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our founders

Brenna Brown,
PhD, P. Chem

Dr. Brown’s professional experience has been a unique combination of science and business operations.

After completing her PhD in organic chemistry at the University of Alberta, Dr. Brown began a career in business development, first at a Canadian granting organization where she brought in more than $1M in research funding, then at an environmental testing laboratory where she increased sales by 300%.

She went on to become National Laboratory Manager for a multinational publicly traded chemical supply organization.

In 2023, Dr. Brown founded Cohlab to fill a gap in laboratory services in Canada, and bring new testing technology to market.

Adina Bujold,
PhD

Dr. Bujold is a pathobiologist and subject matter expert in the area of animal microbiology.

After completing her PhD in pathobiology at the University of Guelph, she went on to become a bioinformatician, leveraging big data to answer important genetic questions about animal health.

She has researched and taught at several universities, including Washington State, the University of Alberta and the University of Guelph. She has more than a dozen peer-reviewed publications and has secured multiple grants to support her research.

Dr. Bujold is a subject matter expert on several animal pathogens, including Streptococcus suis and Rhodococcus equi. She has developed an effective
protocol to predict virulence of opportunistic pathogens.

Bridget Brown

Bridget has 20+ years of experience as a journalist and communications professional.

In 2015, Bridget founded a marketing agency dedicated to startups and small business. Bridget also mentors and teaches other marketers in lead generation and calculating the ROI of their marketing efforts.

Prior to that, she was an award-winning broadcast journalist working in some of Canada’s most demanding newsrooms, such as CTV National News, CTV Calgary, Canada AM and City TV.

Bridget is working on her masters in neuroscience at King’s College London, with a focus on buyer behaviour. She also has a bachelor’s degree in communications and a diploma in broadcasting.