Might 3, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario
Canadian scientists, companies and producers are stepping as much as struggle COVID-19. The Authorities of Canada is investing in tasks that can assist Canada within the international race to discover a therapy for COVID-19 whereas constructing home capabilities to struggle future pandemics.
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Trade, at this time introduced a contribution of $175.6 million to AbCellera Biologics, a Canadian biotechnology firm that researches and discovers next-generation antibody medicine to struggle an infection and illness. This contribution is a part of Canada’s Plan to Mobilize Science to struggle COVID-19, introduced on March 23, 2020, which incorporates important investments in Canada’s world-class analysis group to develop vaccines and coverings for COVID-19 and to diagnose the illness. These investments in analysis, mixed with investments in innovation and manufacturing capability, will assist cease the unfold of COVID-19 and, finally, facilitate our return to work and financial restoration.
This mission will assist Canada’s struggle towards COVID-19 by leveraging AbCellera’s world-leading drug discovery know-how, which searches and analyzes blood samples of recovered sufferers to quickly discover naturally produced antibodies that can be utilized to struggle and forestall viral infections. In just some quick weeks, AbCellera has recognized over 500 antibodies immediately from a affected person who has recovered from COVID-19. This funding is instrumental in accelerating and increasing AbCellera’s capabilities to fight COVID-19. AbCellera and its companions count on medical trials to start in July 2020 or earlier. Antibodies discovered throughout AbCellera’s analysis can also be used to create checks for COVID-19, and the corporate is working with a number of international organizations to assist the event of recent diagnostics to observe the illness.
This funding may even assist AbCellera in establishing a Good Manufacturing Apply (GMP) facility in Vancouver, B.C. This new AbCellera facility would be the first of this scale in Canada able to going from a affected person pattern to manufacturing antibodies for medical testing. It’s a part of a broader plan to make sure Canada additional strengthens its capability to reply to future pandemics.
By way of this funding, the Authorities of Canada is contributing to breakthrough know-how efforts to advance the event of therapies for COVID-19 and commercialization of a made-in-Canada answer.
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