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Biomanufacturing: Ecosystem

Why biomanufacturing is important for Canada

Canada played an essential role in the development and global production of biopharmaceuticals for the better part of the 20th century. During the 1980s, it began to shift focus to other areas of research and development in the life sciences sector. In 1973, less than 20% of Canada's domestic demand for vaccines and therapeutic drugs was supplied through imports. Today, Canada imports 85% of its requirements.

The Government of Canada recognizes that a robust domestic biomanufacturing sector is critical to ensuring future pandemic preparedness. As a result, it is investing in made-in-Canada projects to protect Canadians from COVID-19 and ensure our country is well positioned to fight future pandemics here at home.

Investments in biomanufacturing will:

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