Life Science Association of Manitoba Newsletter: March 15, 2011

Mar 15, 2011 | Corporate Member News

In this issue:

Member & Local News

  • Capturing Opportunities 2011 Highlights Exciting New Initiatives in the Bio-Based Economy: Struthers
  • Miraculins Receives Proceeds of $554,000 from Warrant Exercise Incentive Program
  • U.S. General Services Administration Awards SAIC $208 Million Task for U.S. Department of Agriculture Support
  •  Premier and Health Minister Unveil Two New Mobile Breast Cancer Screening Vans in Gimli and Winnipeg   

Life Science in the News  

  • H1N1 Pandemic Response Flawed: Report 
  • Pfizer Canada Reaches $50 Million Milestone in Donations of Medicine  
  • Canada Lives up to AIDS Drugs Promise 
  • First Oral Treatment for People with Multiple Sclerosis Approved in Canada Shown to Significantly Reduce Relapses and Slow Disease Progression 
  • Cancer Survivors in U.S. Climbed 19% in 2007 From 2001, CDC Says in Report

Events 

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About the Life Science Association of Manitoba (LSAM): 

LSAM represents all those involved in the Life Science Sector in Manitoba. The Life Science Sector focuses on the use of innovative biological tools and products, the creation of wealth and sustainability in the production of medical treatments, diagnostics, more-nutritional foods, energy, chemicals, and materials, while improving the quality of the environment.

The Life Science sector is a key to economic growth within the Province of Manitoba and is currently estimated to contribute more than 7% of the province’s GDP. In addition to generating value on its own, the Life Science sector is helping to grow and sustain competitiveness in ailing and traditional sectors of the economy, through the application of new and innovative products and processes. 

To find out more about LSAM visit its website here.

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