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A Healthier Economy: BC’s Opportunity to Grow a Domestic COVID-19 Vaccine Supply

By April 6, 2021April 12th, 2021No Comments

Vancouver’s adMare BioInnovations specializes in turning Canada’s world-leading research in life sciences – the technology that is driving the medical response to the pandemic – into commercial opportunities. But in British Columbia, lab space is hard to find, recruitment is challenging, and government support is underwhelming. So the company, with its headquarters at the university of B.C., is expanding in Quebec, whose provincial government has aggressively courted such investments. On April 20th, B.C. finance minister Selina Robinson will introduce a budget that could change that. Her government’s fiscal plan will help shape the economy that emerges from the pandemic. It’s an opportunity to help expand the province’s biotech and health sciences sector.