Organization: BIOTECanada

BIOTECanada and Bio Talent Canada sign agreement

BIOTECanada and Bio Talent Canada have signed a milestone agreement allowing BIOTECanada members to tap into Bio Talent Canada’s suite of human resource products. The agreement is expected to boost the ability of firms to attract the talent required to grow, thereby enhancing company financing prospects….

BIOTECanada announces 2012 Gold Leaf Awards

BIOTECanada has announced the winners of its 2013 Gold Leaf Awards. The announcement was made April 23rd at the BIO International Convention in Chicago.The winners are: Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc (Company of the Year); Dr Albert Friesen (Industry Leadership); Novo Nordisk; (Contribution to Canadian Communities); Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Inc (Early Stage Health); Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc (Early…

Research 7 formed to engage government

Seven health-related organizations are banding together to establish the Research 7 (R7) partnership to engage governments on behalf of the health research community. R7 has developed three priorities through which it will review the upcoming federal Budget: building multi-stakeholder partnerships, creating a world-leading environment for health innovation and investing in knowledge creation and its application.…

Biotech sector needs help to avoid company failures

The industry association for the biotechnology sector is urging the federal government to adopt a three-point plan in the Budget to avoid the collapse of substantial numbers of companies in 2009. BIOTECanada says 50% of Canadian biotech firms lack enough cash to make it to the end of the year. It is proposing a one-time…

Canadians rank biotech research highly: survey

The vast majority of Canadians support biotechnology research and the use of financial incentives to encourage industry innovation, according to a new national survey commissioned by BIOTECanada. The August/08 survey of 1,001 Canadians found that 87% and 81% respectively support the above two questions, while 88% believe biotech is important to Canada’s future prosperity. Quebec…

BIOTECanada signs MOU with Indian counterpart

BIOTECanada and India’s Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprise (ABLE) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to improve collaboration between the industries of the two nations. India’s biotech industry recently surpassed $1 billion in annual sales, while Canada’s industry reached nearly $4 billion in 2005. The MOU was signed earlier this month at BIO 2006…

BIOTECanada signs MOU with Indian counterpart

BIOTECanada and India’s Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprise (ABLE) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to improve collaboration between the industries of the two nations. India’s biotech industry recently surpassed $1 billion in annual sales, while Canada’s industry reached nearly $4 billion in 2005. The MOU was signed earlier this month at BIO 2006…

BIOTECanada issues state of industry report & survey

BIOTECanada has released a State of the Industry Report that includes new data on life sciences investment and the results of a member survey. The survey indicates that barriers to commercialization are not breaking down and finds that manufacturing agreements are now more important to industry than joint ventures. FMI: www.biotecanada.ca….

Biotech associations get discount rates from VWR

BIOTECanada and the US-based Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) have signed an agreement with VWR International Ltd that gives the two associations significant discounts on the full range of VWR’s product line. The pact is being pitched as beneficial in lowering company burn rates during a time of financing uncertainty. West Chester PA-based VWR carries lab…