SNAP Kitchener Waterloo – Up-and-Coming Waterloo Researcher Receives Award for Commercialization

An up-and-coming Waterloo researcher has been presented with a prestigious award recognizing his outstanding achievement of accelerating the time-consuming and tedious process of measuring fatty acid and cholesterol content in food and tissue samples, a necessary step required to comply with mandated food labelling regulations in Canada.

Adam Metherel, a 32-year-old Kinesiology student at the University of Waterloo, was awarded the Mitacs & NRC-IRAP Award for Commercialization following a nomination by Waterloo-based Certo Labs Inc., a company that develops high throughput sample extraction methods for research laboratories.

For more information about the Mitacs awards and a full list of winners, visit