The Pandemic Response Challenge Program (PRCP) aims to support research and development collaborations between Canadian and international researchers, industry partners, and the National Research Council (NRC) to accelerate the development of technologies that can protect and treat Canadians affected by COVID-19 and can strengthen Canada’s readiness to respond to future pandemics.
Projects undertaken under the PRCP build on the NRC’s innovative technologies and leverage its leading capabilities for translational research and development. To accelerate the development of complete solutions to address acute clinical and public health needs, the PRCP will recruit Canadian and international collaborators. The calls for capabilities announced below aim to seek research partners with complementary and enabling technologies, as well as industry and end-user partners to build solutions that can enable pathways to clinical adoption.
Funding is available to defray certain eligible costs for approved projects. If you have a technology or technological capability that is relevant to one of the active calls set out above, submit a Statement of Interest before the closing date using the form provided below.
Select respondents may be invited to apply for funding directly or as part of a subsequent call for proposals.
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I am writing to inform you of the latest update from the Launchworks operation in Beverly, Massachusetts. As of March 2nd, Launchworks implemented policies and procedures to minimize the
risk of coronavirus infection including excellent hygiene, social distancing, health monitoring, enhanced daily facility cleaning and visitor restrictions. Additionally, we have secured material to complete a full facility disinfection if an incident occurs. (more…)
New Laboratory of Industrial Fluidic Translation (LIFT) to Develop Microfluidic Device Tests for the Diagnostic Market
LaunchWorks CDMO and its sister company Cryopak Canada are pleased to announce a collaboration with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to create the Laboratory of Industrial Fluidic Translation (LIFT).
By joining their knowledge in nanofabrication and lab-on-a-chip technologies and in manufacturing, LIFT will offer a competitive capacity to accelerate the creation, certification and deployment of microfluidic bio-devices, a one-stop shop of expertise and service not previously available in North America. (more…)
Discuss and define clear expectations of your business, department, team or project. Understand the output and be sure all stakeholders have consensus. Whether your output is product, process, data or consulting, the management process is very much the same when working in a team. Once consensus on an output is gained, benchmark how world-class organizations perform the “Go-See” walk, otherwise known as Gemba in the Toyota Production System. The Go-See walk allows you to observe processes in real time, current state environments. (more…)