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Biomanufacturing: Advancing health sciences industry in Canada

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Biomanufacturing in Canada

Ensuring access to critical vaccines, therapeutics and other health products is a priority for the Government of Canada. At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada took early and decisive action to strengthen Canada's biomanufacturing capacity to protect Canadians. We continue to invest in domestic biomanufacturing capabilities and secure medical countermeasures.

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Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, in partnership with Health Canada, and the Public Health Agency of Canada are engaging with stakeholders on the elements of a robust domestic biomanufacturing sector. Give us your input on the prospective expansion of biomanufacturing capacity and related enhancements to the life sciences ecosystem in Canada.

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Biomanufacturing ecosystem
Find out why domestic biomanufacturing is important for Canada
How vaccines are made
See what it takes to make a vaccine
Biomanufacturing projects underway
Find out about current biomanufacturing projects in Canada

Advancing the health sciences industry

Since March 2020, the government has taken a multifaceted approach including over $1 billion in advance purchase agreements to secure a domestic supply of up to 429 million doses of promising COVID-19 vaccines. The Government of Canada has also committed $792 million through the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF), to support research and development, clinical trials, and the manufacturing of vaccines and therapeutic drugs to fight COVID-19.

Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada – in partnership with Health Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and partner departments and agencies – is actively engaging with stakeholders. This engagement is to explore ways that the Government of Canada can support future pandemic preparedness, including through vaccine and therapeutic manufacturing in Canada.

COVID-19 health product industry
Information for health product manufacturers and distributors in relation to COVID-19

Microbial fermentation pilot plant
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Cell culture pilot plant
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