Biotechnology Focus

Biotechnology Focus February 2013

Biotechnology Focus is Canada's leading authority on Canada's life science news. From biopharma and healthcare to ag-bio and clean tech, our readership includes life science professionals, C-level executives and researchers.

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By: Barry Gee Spotlight The official signing of a new Global Alliance that CDRD co-founded alongside five other top translational health research centres from around the world. Photo credit: CDRD Canada Leads the Way in Bringing the Translational Research World Together As the costs and risks associated with bringing new drugs or other therapeutic products to market become greater and greater, the various players (including government, academic institutions and granting agencies, translational research organizations, foundations and industry) are looking for new avenues to come together to fill the gaps in the development continuum and effectively de-risk early-stage technologies. 24 BIOTECHNOLOGY FOCUS February 2013 As such, a multitude of translational research initiatives and organizations are being established around the world, working to develop academic health research into new medicines. And until now, these organizations have for the most part, been doing so in isolation of one another. On January 21 at an event hosted in London, UK. by His Excellency Gordon Campbell, Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, and former Premier of British Columbia, an announcement was made to change all that. Six of the world's top translational health research

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