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PharmaDrug signs deal to begin manufacturing potential esophageal cancer and coronavirus treatment Cepharanthine

In connection with its recent acquisition of Sairiyo Therapeutics, the company has secured an exclusive license to develop and commercialize a novel oral formulation PharmaDrug Inc (CSE:BUZZ) (OTCPINK:LMLLF) announced it has reached an agreement with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to initiate clinical and non-clinical manufacturing of Cepharanthine for the company’s rare cancer and infectious diseases [...]

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Premier’s office says two expected AstraZeneca shipments to Ontario will be delayed

Statement from Premier’s office says Ford is reaching out to other countries for any available supply Hours after the Ontario government announced the AstraZeneca COVID-19 would be available in pharmacies for those 40 years of age and older beginning Tuesday (April 20), Premier Doug Ford’s office issued a statement on Monday afternoon warning of delays [...]

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Canadian Shield helps found association for standards on mask manufacturing

The Canadian Shield in Waterloo, along with the BC-based Breathe Medical Manufacturing, have founded the Canadian Association of Medical Mask Manufacturers via Kitchener Today The Canadian Shield is helping to establish a new association on national standards on medical mask manufacturing. The Waterloo-based company, along with Breathe Medical Manufacturing in Kelowna, BC, have co-founded The [...]

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Ontario cabinet to decide new COVID measures today

via Toronto Sun Ontario government officials spent the weekend drafting regulations for a series of proposals on further restrictions that will be presented to Premier Doug Ford and his cabinet later Monday. Among the options being considered, and as first reported by the Sun on Saturday, is the closure of manufacturing plants and construction sites. CONTINUE [...]

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App developed at the University of Waterloo helped a U.S. university avoid potentially hundreds of COVID infections

via KW Record Covid Watch app was designed in part by PhD student James Petrie. University of Waterloo student James Petrie is among a group of volunteers who have combined their knowledge to develop Covid Watch, an app that uses Bluetooth to detect when users are in proximity to each other and alerts them anonymously if they were in contact with someone later [...]

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At least 4 million Cdns need vaccines for country to look at reopening economy: RBC

The country’s recovery could be retail-led or consumer-led because Canadians were offered billions in government aid during the pandemic via Canadian Manufacturing TORONTO — Royal Bank of Canada’s chief executive says the country will not be on track for an economic rebound until millions of people are vaccinated against COVID-19. While 319,938 doses of COVID-19 [...]

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COVID-19 vaccination lessons from Canada’s largest-ever mass immunization effort

via CTV News TORONTO — In the fall of 2009, Canada launched its largest-ever vaccination campaign to protect against an outbreak of influenza A, or H1N1, with varying degrees of success. There were delays in production, supply shortages, and difficulties administering the new vaccine. According to Statistics Canada, by April 2010, the majority of Canadians [...]

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Province Supports Ontario-Made Face Masks in the Fight Against COVID-19

Lighter, Breathable Masks Will Allow Prolonged Wear for Frontline Workers The Ontario government is providing $2 million from the Ontario Together Fund to the Bracebridge-based company, Smart Safe Science, to make lighter, breathable, and more comfortable face masks. This investment will help the company create 50 local jobs and, when at full capacity, produce 200,000 [...]

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Barry Hunt, president and CEO of Prescientx, stands next to Charlotte, an autonomous disinfection robot at the company offices in Cambridge.

Cambridge company’s robot offers high-tech disinfection

via therecord.ca Barry Hunt has a vision for how the world will soon deal with disinfection. CONTINUE READING

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NGen Funds Rapid Manufacturing Scale-up of COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

Nova Scotia based IMV Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering a novel class of cancer immunotherapies and vaccines against infectious diseases, announced that Canadian government agencies will contribute up to CA$4.75 million to advance Phase 1 clinical development of its vaccine candidate, DPX-COVID-19, for the prevention of COVID-19 infection caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-COV-2. [...]

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