New national biomedical innovation hub being led by UBC at its Vancouver campus – GLOBAL

March 15, 2023

Canada’s biomedical sector is getting a “major boost” as the federal government, along with the University British Columbia, announced Canada’s Immuno-Engineering and Manufacturing Hub (CIEBH) will be in B.C. Wednesday.

UBC researchers and staff will be leading the centre, which will focus on bringing partners together in collaboration for the development and manufacturing of “next generation immune-based therapeutics,” UBC staff said in a release.

A primary goal of CIEBH is to establish a seamless drug development pipeline that will enable Canada to respond to future pandemics and other health challenges in fewer than 100 days.

“This hub will build on the strengths of B.C.’s biotech and life sciences industry, and those of our national and global partners, to make Canada a world leader in the development of lifesaving medicines,” said Dr. Deborah Buszard, UBC’s interim president and vice-chancellor.

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