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2013-01-21 at 10:42

CG Labs makes pitch on Dragon's Den

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THUNDER BAY -- Two local scientists were featured on Dragon's Den to showcase their product that can store all your personal information.

CG Labs is a DNA Extraction company. It extracts, stores, purifies, markets and sells DNA.

The pair did an in studio demo to showcase the products. They say customers would use the product to preserve their genetic makeup and create unique momentos. Six different funeral homes have already signed up for the service, and in three weeks of business the company has made $2,100 in sales.

At the end of the day, the dragons turned down the offer.

Some found the product a little too morbid, others thought the pitch came too soon.

The pair from Thunder Bay were offered the chance to return to the show in a few months.


(Thunder Bay Television)

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ring of fire dude says:
They should have done a DNA extraction on Kevin O'Leary to determine if he's related to Scrooge or JP Morgan .
1/21/2013 10:52:48 AM
debt collector says:
And people call what I do for a living disgusting. They have enlisted 6 funerals home to sell this service to grieving families. How sickening!
1/21/2013 11:00:41 AM
keiths31 says:
This is no different than the local vets that when after they put down a dog or cat, cremate the body. They then offer to let you buy back the ashes for a "nominal" fee.
1/21/2013 1:17:48 PM
stuck? says:
It's sickening to have a little piece of a loved one close to your heart every day?

Nobody is forcing this down your throat. You have the ability to say "No thanks" just like you can say "Yeah, sure".

Maybe even your family would like to have a piece of you still around in the unfortunate event that you pass on. Yeah, it's a bit creepy, but it's the thought that counts, right?
1/21/2013 3:30:23 PM
Renegade120860 says:
Hopefully City Administration doesn't read this and decide to hand over a financial lifeline, like they've done with RegenMed!!!
1/21/2013 11:03:26 AM
Gotta Ask says:
On the show, they said that the Funeral Homes are extracting the DNA from every body that comes in the door, and then offers to sell it to the family..... Is that even Legal to extract someones DNA without any kind of permission first ???
1/21/2013 12:39:53 PM
triceps says:
I saw this episode last night and I am disgusted on how they go to funeral homes to sell their product and basically take advantage of grieving families who have just lost a loved one by selling them their DNA in a cheap little piece of costume jewellery
1/21/2013 1:52:02 PM
sandstorm says:
why do we always seem to hear about things like this AFTER they've aired.. would be nice to know about it before hand.. even more so knowing that tbnewswatch is connected to CBC.. which airs Dragons Den.
1/21/2013 2:01:49 PM
stuck? says:
Let it be known also that they weren't invited back "in a few months" but in another year.

The 6 month mention was that it was 6 months too soon for Jim.
1/21/2013 3:32:04 PM
joey joe joe jr. shabadoo says:
You would think a taxidermist or a petshop/humane society would be the limit on this kinda thing, not funeral homes...
It is just morbid that funeral homes are offering the service...
Its almost like the $30k cryogenic craze...
1/23/2013 6:16:47 PM
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