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CDRD to Be Presented with the Biotecanada Gold Leaf Ecosystem Builder Award in Canada’s Capital

By October 4, 2018No Comments

CDRD, The Centre for Drug Research and Development will be honoured with the 2018 BIOTECanada Gold Leaf Ecosystem Builder Award at a special Global Biotech Week event tonight in Ottawa.

The award recognizes CDRD’s contributions and impact as Canada’s national life sciences venture, bringing together national and international partners to be a catalyst for Canadian life sciences leading the world; and powering the country’s industry by creating and growing companies of scale while training the scientific business talent needed to drive them to become leading global anchors for Canada.

The Ecosystem Builder Award will be presented to CDRD at “Catching the Future,” the centrepiece of Canada’s Global Biotech Week celebrations, to be held tonight at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Featuring Juan Enriquez, eminent author, Harvard professor, and renowned biotechnology entrepreneur and investor, the event will highlight the rapid changes occurring globally in life sciences, and the opportunities and challenges these changes are bringing to business, technology, politics and society. Mr. Enriquez will be joined for a panel discussion led by Alison Smith of CPAC, by leading Canadian clinician and researcher Dr. Kym Boycott from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). Dr. Boycott’s world-leading work in utilizing genomics and other related cutting-edge technologies to solve some of the most difficult rare diseases is seeing dramatic results in the children she treats, while greatly enhancing our broader understanding of such diseases.