Feature Stories

Canada’s Health Department Proposes Non-competitive Regulatory and Maintenance Service Fees for Veterinary Drugs

International Animal Health Journal, February 2018
Analysis of the proposed service fees for veterinary drug review and maintenance brings the CAHI to the conclusion that should this proposal come to be implemented, as is, sales for 58% of the current livestock products will not support a new registration, while 52% of companion animal product sales will not support introduction to the Canadian market. If innovation costs of 5% of the total R&D costs are included in the calculation, 79% of the livestock products (74% for companion animal) fall below the financial threshold to support product registration and launch in Canada.

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Natural products and cancer immunotherapy selected in latest CECR competition

Research Money, March 2017
A stronger focus on commercialization has helped to distinguish two new networks joining the Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) program in a tough competition that saw two winners out of field of nine. Natural Products Canada (NPC) was the first CECR awarded for R&D in the field of natural products and will receive $14 million over five years to establish four nodes in a national network for commercializing natural products for human and animal health, agricultural products and industrial chemicals. Spearheaded by the PEI BioAlliance, the Charlottetown-based NPC is the first CECR to be headquartered in the Maritimes. A recent article from Research Money looks at success factors and sustainability.

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Research facility attracts attention

The Guardian Newspaper, December 10, 2016
The recent grand opening of the new 21,000 square-foot Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada research facility in Souris, PEI is attracting global attention for those seeking their contract research services related to fish health, nutrition and genomics.

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Canada Advances Solutions for Global Aquaculture Productivity

IAHJ Spring 2016

In this feature article in the International Animal Health Journal – the BioAlliance lays out Prince Edward Island’s significant role in Canada’s advanced solutions for global aquaculture productivity.

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Government of Canada Invests in Research Commercialization

Biotechnology Focus – February 16, 2016

The announcement that Natural Products Canada (NPC) will receive $14 million over five years, in support of its work to establish Canada as a global leader in the development and marketing of natural products was made by Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains, in Charlottetown alongside Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food Lawrence MacAulay and Prince Edward Island Premier Wade MacLauchlan.

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