Organization: Montreal Heart Institute

The Short Report – Jan 27, 2021: Clinical trials for first made-in-Canada vaccine begin; a first-of-its-kind carbon capture cement study launches in Edmonton, and more.

The federal government invests in protecting the endangered North Atlantic right whale; a Canadian-led social media movement aims to stop the spread of misinformation around COVID-19; University Health Network study shows full dose blood thinners decrease need for life support in COVID-19 patients, and a new report says Canada’s PhD students face persistent barriers applying skill sets.

Quebec funds seven public-private life sciences projects

Seven life sciences research projects worth $140 million have been announced by the Quebec government with $62.5 million in assistance from the $125-million Partnership Fund for an Innovative, Healthy Quebec. Launched May/13, the fund encourages public-private research partnerships in the biopharmaceutical sector, including medical devices. Priority was given to disciplines for which Quebec displays specific…