Biotechnology Focus

BioFocus June July 2019

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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June/July 2019 BIOTECHNOLOGY FOCUS 3 Features 11 Taking AI to the next level Canada has become a leader in artificial intelligence research and development, the result of a combination of the efforts of universities, governments, large companies and start-ups. artificial intelligence (aI) is a broad term that refers to computer systems being able to think independently with a human-like intelligence, making decisions based on the massive amounts of data that is fed into the systems. By Karen Ramlall 16 Q&A with Todd Smith, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade there has never been a better time to invest in Ontario. Ontario has become a hotbed for artificial intelligence, regenerative medicine, advanced therapeutics, biomanufacturing and clinical trials. the Ontario Ministry of economic Development, Job Creation and trade (MeDJCt) is set to modernize the way government supports business. By Michelle Cornish 20 Ontario companies fill marketplace voids When it comes to research and commercialization in regenerative medicine and other advanced therapies, companies in Ontario are proving they have the innovative technologies and strong talent to compete globally. they are recognizing marketplace needs and striving to meet industry demands by developing new technologies, investing in the right capital projects, forming strategic partnerships and striving for overall excellence in the biotechnology sector. By Michelle Cornish 24 Embracing the digital future: The challenges of managing information in life sciences Managing information is critically important to life sciences companies. Creating new products can take years of trial and error and every step in the process must be documented thoroughly. as a result, organizations in the life sciences industry can benefit from incorporating enterprise information management (eIM) solutions that have a proven record of quality and a history of meeting regulators' needs. By Ferdi Steinmann 27 Profiling terpenes in cannabis: How Canadian laboratories are overcoming analytical challenges the Canadian government's decision to legalize the use of cannabis by adults for non-medicinal purposes in October 2018 presents an enormous opportunity for fully-licensed laboratories to establish and expand in support of the testing needs of this growing sector. By Jaclyn Thomson 29 2019 Gairdner and Killam awards announced Laureates for the prestigious Gairdner and Killam awards have been announced for 2019. this year marks the 60th anniversary for the Gairdner awards, the world's most significant biomedical research award that comes with a $100,000 cash honorarium. By Michelle Cornish DepartMents 7 RESEARCH NEwS 9 BuSINESS CORNER 24 embracing the digital future: the challenges of managing information in life sciences Biotechnogoly Focus online: It's in the Archives Missed an issue? Misplaced an article? You'll find them all online at www.biotechnologyfocus.ca Letters We welcome feedback on articles and story ideas. email biotechnology_focus@promotivemedia.ca About the Cover Innovative Ontario companies in the health sciences space

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