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Funding protected to build medication production center in Edmonton

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“This integration of research, commercialization and manufacturing means API can support innovators and companies through the entire drug development process, particularly during clinical trials,” said MacIssac.

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“There is significant opportunity in the life sciences sector to grow and diversify our economy, create rewarding jobs and strengthen Canada’s global competitiveness for drug manufacturing.”

According to a press release from the provincial federal government, the CCDI will help to build Alberta’s “life sciences talent pipeline” with a brand-new research study and advancement program to train researchers and specialists throughout the nation.

The effort is anticipated to support the development of a minimum of 60 early-stage life sciences and bio-manufacturing business and develop 350 jobs.

Funding for the CCDI will likewise be utilized to upgrade the existing API center in Edmonton to help more early-stage business advertise their items.

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Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping thinks that development in the healthcare sector is essential as the province tries to satisfy the healthcare requirements of Albertans now and in the future.

“Having more domestic supply of crucial medicine will be a tremendous benefit as we manage health challenges that may lie ahead,” said Copping. “I want to thank everyone involved with this project for supporting our health care system.”

Federal Minister Responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada, Dan Vandal said Canadian companies will be supplied with the resources and assistance they require to grow, while likewise increasing Canada’s competitiveness in international markets.

“This launch of the Canadian Critical Drug Initiative will help enable Canadian innovators to strengthen our local supply chain for critical medicines while supporting the expansion of early-stage companies and creating good jobs workers can rely on,” said Vandal.

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Construction timelines for the brand-new center were not supplied.

The Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association declares that just 12 percent of generic medications offered in Canada are produced locally.

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