MEDIA RELEASE: Edmonton region to become pharmaceutical hub
17 Mar 2023
Today, the Government of Canada announced $80.5 million in funding to support the Canadian Critical Drug Initiative (CCDI), significantly growing drug manufacturing capacity and making the Edmonton region Canada’s small molecule manufacturing hub.
This is another example of how the Edmonton region is increasingly being recognized for its expertise in pharmaceuticals and virology. The University of Alberta was recently named as the lead for the newly established Prairie research hub for pandemic preparedness because of its leadership in the research and commercialization in the area of virology. The University is home to Nobel laureate, Dr. Michael Houghton, who received this prestigious award in 2020 for his role in discovering the Hepatitis C virus.