Growing domestic biomanufacturing & life sciences sector

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New multidisciplinary projects across the country will prepare Canada for future health emergencies and build capacity Montréal – Growing a robust, competitive, domestic biomanufacturing and life sciences sector ensures that Canada has access to critical vaccines, therapeutics and other life-saving medicines. The Government of Canada has been doing just that since the launch of Canada’s Biomanufacturing and Life Sciences Strategy in 2021 …

Minister Champagne wraps up US tour 

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Washington – François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, concluded a visit to three key states and the District of Columbia. The visit was part of the Team Canada engagement strategy with the US. After kicking off the visit in the Windsor–Detroit (Michigan) region, along with Mary Ng, Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development, and Kirsten Hillman, …

Canada invests in biomanufacturing capacity in Calgary

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Calgary – The Government of Canada continues to make significant investments in Canada’s biomanufacturing and life sciences sector by prioritizing innovative solutions and long-term domestic biomanufacturing capacity. François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced a contribution of $15 million to support Northern RNA’s $50 million project through the Strategic Innovation Fund. The proposed three-year project aims to expand Northern …

MODERNA AND NOVOCOL PHARMA ANNOUNCE FILL-FINISH AGREEMENT FOR CANADIAN-MADE MRNA VACCINES

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Vaccines manufactured at Moderna’s state-of-the-art Canadian mRNA facility to be prepared and packaged at Novocol’s Ontario-based facility Fill-finish agreement will secure domestic end-to-end vaccine production and ensures rapid response capabilities for future pandemic readiness for Canadians TORONTO-Moderna, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRNA), a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, today announced a long-term agreement with Ontario-based Novocol Pharma, a leading …

Strengtheing Canada’s leadership role in medical isotope production

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Accelerator and nuclear reactors, in partnership with First Nations and biomanufacturing, to receive up to $35 million to support the development, production, advancement and distribution of medical isotopes used in fight against cancer and in diagnostic imaging Tiverton – The Government of Canada continues to deliver on its promise to rebuild and strengthen the biomanufacturing and life sciences sector across …

New hub at Ottawa Varsity to accelerate vax, therapeutics production

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This research hub will further strengthen Canada’s biomanufacturing and life sciences sector while protecting Canadians against future health threats March 6, 2023 – Ottawa, Ontario The Government of Canada’s main priority continues to be protecting the health and safety of Canadians. Throughout the pandemic, the quick and decisive actions taken by the government meant that Canada was able to scale up …

New research hubs to accelerate Canada’s vax, therapeutics production

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Research hubs will further strengthen Canada’s biomanufacturing and life sciences sector while protecting Canadians against future health threats Ottawa – The Government of Canada’s main priority continues to be protecting the health and safety of Canadians. Throughout the pandemic, the quick and decisive actions taken by the government meant that Canada was able to scale up domestic biomanufacturing capacity, which …

AstraZeneca expands research activities in Mississauga

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Ottawa – When innovation and investments in health research come together to create good middle-class jobs, everyone benefits. That’s why we are supporting researchers and companies in Canada to deliver vaccines, conduct cutting-edge research in life sciences and biomanufacturing, and promote health and safety at home and around the world. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participated in the announcement that AstraZeneca …

Canada steps up to meet skilled labour needs 

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Ottawa – A competitive workforce is key to ensuring Canada’s economic growth, but as global and domestic labour trends accelerate, gaps are appearing between the demands of industry and the skillset of available workers. The Government of Canada is taking action to align the skills ecosystem with new industry demands. François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced a …

BC Institute of Tech gets $14.5m to support aerospace training

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The Government of Canada is investing in projects that will address skills shortages, fuel inclusive economic growth and create well-paying jobs Vancouver – What do aerospace and life sciences have in common? They are both hot spots of innovation and growth in British Columbia. With over 200 companies, British Columbia has one of the largest aerospace clusters in Canada. BC’s …