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

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