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The speeches (s-peach-es?) just finished this morning at the Ontario Premier’s breakfast.
Minister of Research and Innovation John Wilkinson announced that Ontario has recently completed 2 new BIP investments:
- a Pfizer collaboration with the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR); and
- GSK Canada for manufacturing in Mississauga.
Ontario’s Premier — Dalton McGuinty, winner of BIO’s second annual International Leadership Award — spoke next, highlighting the Ontario Innovation Agenda, including BIP, business tax reductions and recent funding in the Emerging Technologies Fund and the new $100 million for genomics research.
Dr. Nagy also spoke, emphasizing the $100 million of new funding and the value of a peer group of 95 P.I.’s in Ontario working on stem cells and regenerative medicine. Current work focuses on cell type switching without regression to pluripotency.
On to the omelet…
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