Transforming Discovery into Opportunity

New Federal Funding Enables CDRD and CDRD Ventures Inc. to Expand Support to Canadian Entrepreneurs…

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Find out how CDRD and CDRD Ventures can now support Canadian Health Sciences Companies…..

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UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, home of The Centre for Drug Research and Development and CDRD Ventures Inc.

Jason Crawford, Senior Director, Scientific Operations at CDRD explains aspects of drug development to Mike Lake, MP and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry.

CDRD BY THE NUMBERS:

  • Over 1,000 early-stage technologies evaluated for commercial potential
  • Over 200 projects on 134 distinct technologies
  • 56 technologies advanced toward commercialization and/or commercialized
  • 4 spin-off companies launched
  • 5  technologies out-licensed

“”My transition from a postdoctoral fellow to an associate scientist position truly exemplifies CDRD’s mandate to train and develop the next generation of highly qualified young professionals in drug development research.”
- Dr.Pauline So, Associate Scientist, Target Validation

Our latest Trainee Spotlight focuses on Dr. Jayakumar Surendradoss, our current Post-Doctoral Fellow in our Pharmacology/Toxicology Division.  Click here to find out more about him.

What is CDRD?

The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) is Canada’s fully-integrated national drug development and commercialization centre, providing expertise and infrastructure to enable researchers from leading health research institutions to advance promising early-stage drug candidates. Our mandate is to de-risk discoveries stemming from publicly-funded health research and transform them into viable investment opportunities for the private sector — thus successfully bridging the commercialization gap between academia and industry, and translating research discoveries into new therapies for patients. Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence Program has recognized CDRD as a Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR).

NEW: Find our how CDRD and CVI can now support Canadian health sciences companies…..

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CDRD proud to participate in first meeting of Global Translational Research Collaborators hosted by NIH’s National Centre for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).

The Immunotherapy Advantage….

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