HALIFAX, Nova Scotia & VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dalhousie University and the Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) today announced that Dalhousie University has signed an affiliation agreement with CDRD that will facilitate seamless collaboration by and between Dalhousie’s academic investigators and the industry experienced drug development professionals at CDRD.
“Dalhousie is recognized as one of the best places to work as a scientific researcher in Canada. Now, as an affiliated institution of the Centre for Drug Research and Development, Dalhousie University, we can augment our strengths so that our world-class researchers can access the full drug-development expertise and infrastructure at CDRD,” said Kevin Dunn, Acting Executive Director of Industry Liaison and Innovation at Dalhousie University.
“We are pleased to be entering into this agreement with Dalhousie University and expanding our reach of projects to include the Maritime region as well. We aim to assist the talented researchers at Dalhousie so that innovative medical therapeutics are commercialized, which will ultimately benefit patients in Canada and across the globe,” said Natalie Dakers, CEO at CDRD.
To help Dalhousie researchers better understand the resources available at CDRD, workshops that are hosted by CDRD’s Project Search Team will be held on November 23rd and 24th.
The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) (www.cdrd.ca) provides drug development expertise and infrastructure to enable researchers from leading academic and health research institutions to advance promising, early-stage drug candidates. CDRD combines its drug development platform with a commercial arm, which licenses technologies from affiliated institutions and establishes working collaborations with other biotech and lifesciences companies. The Government of Canada's Networks of Centres of Excellence program has recognized CDRD as a Centre of Excellence in Commercialization in Research (CECR).
About Dalhousie University
Dalhousie is a comprehensive, research-intensive university with more than 15,500 students. In The Scientist magazine, it was recently named the best place to work as a scientific researcher in Canada. For more information, please visit: http://www.dal.ca
About Industry Liaison and Innovation
Industry Liaison and Innovation commercializes research at Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, manages and facilitates collaborations between companies and university researchers and assists in the creation of spin-off ventures. www.dalinnovation.com