Organization: Centre for Drug Research and Development

CDRD scores $2.2 million for immunotherapy equipment

Western Economic Diversification (WD) is providing $2.2 million to the Centre for Drug Research and Development to purchase equipment for its new immunotherapy initiative. The equipment will allow CDRD to work with academic researchers and companies to develop novel technologies and potentially identify new targets for immunotherapy. The funding builds on a $900,000 WD investment…

CDRD scores $2.2 million for immunotherapy equipment

Western Economic Diversification (WD) is providing $2.2 million to the Centre for Drug Research and Development to purchase equipment for its new immunotherapy initiative. The equipment will allow CDRD to work with academic researchers and companies to develop novel technologies and potentially identify new targets for immunotherapy. The funding builds on a $900,000 WD investment…

CDRD collaborates with Saskatchewan consortium

The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) has teamed with a consortium of Saskatchewan-based organizations to establish the CDRD-Saskatchewan Innovation Fund for accelerating the commercialization of health discoveries emanating from the province’s research institutions. CDRD is committing $1 million to be matched by a consortium comprised of the Univ of Saskatchewan‘s College of Pharmacy…

CDRD collaborates with Saskatchewan consortium

The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) has teamed with a consortium of Saskatchewan-based organizations to establish the CDRD-Saskatchewan Innovation Fund for accelerating the commercialization of health discoveries emanating from the province’s research institutions. CDRD is committing $1 million to be matched by a consortium comprised of the Univ of Saskatchewan‘s College of Pharmacy…

CAIP awards $10.9 million to CDRD and CVI

The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) and its commercialization arm — CDRD Ventures Inc — have received $10.9 million from the Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program (CAIP). CDRD will use the funding to incubate firms by helping to de-risking discoveries derived from publicly funded health research and making early-stage research more investment ready.…

CDRD signs affiliation with Univ of Manitoba

The Vancouver-based Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) has signed an affiliation agreement with the Univ of Manitoba, building on a previous collaboration with the St Boniface Hospital Research centre. The agreement expands CDRD’s active collaborations to eight provinces for commercializing small molecule and biologic therapeutics. It will assist U of M faculty members…

CDRD establishes Atlantic Research Node

Vancouver-based Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) has established the first in a proposed pan-Canadian network of research nodes with an agreement to collaborate with Dalhousie Univ and the IWK Health Centre, both in Halifax. The CDRD Atlantic Research Node will initially be focused on zebrafish models of disease and leverage the research of…

CDRD signs up two more academic affiliates

The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) has added Laval Univ and the Univ of Sherbrooke to its network of affiliated academic institutions, The agreements give the two Quebec-based universities access to CDRD’s expertise and research infrastructure, designed to address scientific and management challenges and move discoveries closer to the marketplace. Academic institutions affiliated…

Three CECRs receive $4 million from Merck Canada

Merck Canada is investing $4 million in three Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) as part of a $100-million commitment it made in 2010 when it closed its Merck Frosst Centre for Therapeutic Research in a global restructuring (R$, July 19/10). The funding goes to the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer…

CECR and BL-NCE funding extensions announced

The Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) secretariat has released the results of its competition to determine which of the original recipients of its two industry-facing programs will receive extended funding. The competition awarded renewed funding for four of the original 11 Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) and one of the four…