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U of A joins new Canadian biomanufacturing collaboration

The University of Alberta-based Alberta Cell Therapy Manufacturing (ACTM) has partnered with The Ottawa Hospital's Biotherapeutics Manufacturing Centre (BMC) and BioCanRx to strengthen Canada's biomanufacturing industry and boost its capacity to produce medical treatments and vaccines.

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'This is a health issue': How Edmonton should tackle its opioid crisis

The pandemic has worsened Edmonton's opioid crisis — safe consumption sites are overwhelmed with demand and overdose deaths continue to climb. Now the University of Alberta's Elaine Hyshka is calling on the City of Edmonton to more effectively tackle the epidemic.

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Entos Pharmaceuticals set to begin Phase 2 trial for its COVID-19 vaccine

Entos Pharmaceuticals is one step closer to manufacturing its DNA-based COVID-19 vaccine after the company was granted approval to begin a Phase 2 clinical trial in South Africa.

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University Hospital Foundation (UHF) president and CEO Dr. Jodi Abbott.
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Edmonton to co-host first Biome Summit focused on cardiovascular disease

Edmonton is among three Canadian cities selected to host the first Biome Summit 2021, which is being organized by Quebec-based global healthcare company Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada and C2 International. It aims to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and drive innovation in healthcare across the country.

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PulseMedica gets closer to 'revolutionary solution' to eye disease

A University of Alberta spinoff is making progress in its quest to diagnose and treat eye disease with lasers and machine learning instead of injections.

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U of A health researchers awarded $4.8 million in innovation funding

The University of Alberta has been awarded a total of $4.8 million for 23 health research projects through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

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Great Alberta Pitch Marathon to showcase provincial startup community

The Great Alberta Pitch Marathon takes place on Aug. 19. It's an opportunity for entrepreneurs to get hands-on pitching experience, exposure, and peer-to-peer support.

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Province-wide initiatives aim to support the mental health of Albertans
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Province-wide initiatives aim to support the mental health of Albertans

Three separate mental health programs have been launched with the goal of supporting Albertans through the remainder of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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Partnership makes it easier for vulnerable patients to get blood work done

The Jasper Place Wellness Centre has partnered with DynaLIFE Medical Labs and Health City to increase access to quality health care by letting vulnerable patients give blood samples closer to home.

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