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The Short Report – March 31, 2021: Canadian government invests $925 million in biomanufacturing, funding for variants research, a new digitalization centre, and more

Ottawa announces major funding to expand Sanofi Pasteur’s Ontario facility for domestic biomanufacturing and vaccine preparedness; there’s new funding support for COVID-19 variants research and a new national network, and Siemens launches its first centre to accelerate the digitalization of energy and infrastructure in Canada.

Joint effort saves Halifax medical imaging laboratory

A combined effort between Dalhousie Univ, the Government of Nova Scotia and biotech firms has raised $3 million to continue operations of a medical devices laboratory targeted for closure last year by the National Research Council last year. The lab — renamed the Biomedical Translational Imaging Centre or BIOTIC — has a staff of 13.…

Neuroscience research given $5.5-million boost

The Brain Repair Centre, a multidisciplinary research collaboration based in Atlantic Canada, has received $5.5 million in funding to develop stem cell lines from adult sources for use to combat health afflictions such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s, spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis. The project will add to the growing concentration of neuroscience research in…