Transforming Discovery into Opportunity

In 2 minutes find out how we are successfully bridging the commercialization gap between academia and industry to translate research discoveries into new drug therapies for patients.

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Leveraging R&D Expertise in Quebec: Collaboration is key to advance new drug therapies for prostate cancer.

Read more about our new project with the Institut de pharmacologie de Sherbrooke (IPS)…

Thanks to Ralph Sultan, MLA for visiting and seeing first hand how we are successfully bridging the commercialization gap between academia and industry, and translating research discoveries into new therapies for patients.

CDRD & IRICoR have teamed up to fund new projects in cancer and Parkinson’s.

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CDRD is a proud sponsor and regional host of the Sanofi Biogenius Canada competition for high school students. It’s critical that we all support science education!

Congrats to Nathan Kuene for winning the CDRD Commercialization Award and placing 2nd in the overall regional competition.

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

Read more about our Opportunities for Industry……

The award-winning UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building is home to The Centre for Drug Research and Development and CDRD Ventures Inc.


  • Over 1,100 early-stage technologies evaluated for commercial potential
  • Over 200 projects on 134 distinct technologies
  • 56 technologies advanced toward commercialization and/or commercialized
  • 5 spin-off companies launched
  • 5 technologies out-licensed

What is CDRD?

Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) is Canada’s national drug development and commercialization engine.

We work in partnership with academia, industry, government and foundations, and provide the specialized expertise and infrastructure to identify and de-risk promising discoveries, and transform them into commercially viable investment opportunities for the private sector – and ultimately into innovative new therapies for patients.

In doing so, CDRD is actively growing our national health sciences industry into a wholly-optimized generator of economic prosperity for the country.

Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence Program has recognized CDRD as a Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR).

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