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This Week in the Twitterverse

Here’s some reading for the weekend from our Twitter stream on @crossborderbio:

  • Canadian Foundation for Innovation’s Leaders Opportunity Fund supports 10 McGill researchers http://bit.ly/aRuStd for $1.7M
  • Medicago $MDG headed for the TSX big board (from the Venture exchange) http://bit.ly/cY68Dl Congratulations!
  • Genome Canada discloses planned allocation of $75m 2010 budget http://bit.ly/ccANNC
  • Canada’s drug spend hit $30b in 2009 (85% prescription,15% OTC), but rate of increase (5.1%) was the lowest in a decade http://bit.ly/blfWbR
  • Ontario is contributing $11.5m to Dr. Mick Bhatia’s lab at McMaster University for stem cell-based therapies http://bit.ly/a6dodA
  • Excellent post at the Genomics Law Report on the complexities of informed consent for genomic studies: http://bit.ly/96DAboh
  • Finishing the job of polio eradication worldwide is an ethical obligation! http://bit.ly/9BYTeR
  • cleantech with $ > biotech w/o RT @JohnCFierce: Alimera slashes its IPO price, Codexis delivers at low end of range… http://bit.ly/9z2m2q
  • Two very different and fun approaches to forward-looking information disclaimers noted in this post. Why be boring? http://bit.ly/96T5PO
  • Canada’s Gemin X picked up a $16 million Series D. http://bit.ly/9GgZpN
  • Updated Pharma and Healthcare Social Media Wiki @ http://bit.ly/aCDtoI Great tool to find companies, patient communities, industry observers
  • Genomics Law Report gets an early start on DNA Day hosting Blawg Review http://bit.ly/aPDmk1 & Scientia Pro Publica http://bit.ly/dmpOSs 
  • WSJ VC Blog looks at share of VC investment by industry since 2001 – decline of IT is the primary trend http://bit.ly/cSBNGr
  • Biomarker breakthrough highlights potential of adaptive trials. http://is.gd/bzuqb 
  • Bioniche Receives $750,000 from FedDev for Fermentation Scale-Up for New Vaccine Manufacturing Centre
  • Experts share tips for developing drugs using a virtual model. http://is.gd/bzlZA << good clinical trial CRO plan advice 
  • Vineland Research and Innovation Centre collaborates with Raytheon on radiowave prototype to protect crops from frost http://bit.ly/9JRfMr 
  • Ten Types of Hair on Early-Stage Deals http://bit.ly/9M8sos
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