CQDM to fund an international collaboration between Traffick Therapeutics, McGill University and the Lead Discovery Center

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Montreal (Quebec), February 25, 2021—CQDM is proud to announce the launch of a $2,025,077 international collaborative project to support the preclinical stages of new drug candidates to treat an orphan lung disease. Led by Professor David Y. Thomas of McGill University, this multi-partner project focuses on the development of drugs addressing alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (A1AT), a condition characterized by lung and … Read More

Pre-budget Consultations: 3 proposals from CQDM to boost Quebec’s economy

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On January 20th, CQDM’s President and CEO, Diane Gosselin, participated in the pre-budget consultations held by the team of Finance Minister Eric Girard. This exercise allowed us to share our thoughts and submit our proposals for the next Quebec government budget. To view the brief: click here. In the wake of the pandemic, we have measured the price of being … Read More

Le soutien à l’innovation est essentiel pour notre prospérité

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Only in French: Lettre ouverte – Rédigée par Mme Marie-Pierre Ippersiel, présidente et directrice générale, PRIMA Québec, et co-signée par les Directeurs généraux des RSRI * Dans sa mise à jour économique du 30 novembre, le gouvernement du Canada annonçait 250M$ sur cinq ans, à partir de l’an prochain, pour appuyer les entreprises en innovation afin de stimuler leur croissance … Read More

CQDM is proud to contribute to the success of Medicago and its partners, winners of the 2020 RSRI Innovation Award from ADRIQ

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Montréal (Quebec), November 19, 2020 — The prize rewards VLPExpressTM, a  plant-based vaccine discovery platform developed by Medicago in collaboration with McGill and Laval universities. The project was funded in 2009 by CQDM with contributions from Pfizer, Merck, the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation, and the Business-Led Networks of Centres of Excellence program from the federal government (BL-NCE). Typically, … Read More

CQDM portfolio company Mesentech secures new capital to bring lead product to clinical phase

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Montreal – November 11 2020 – CQDM congratulates Mesentech on securing additional investment to support the clinical development of their bone-targeting drug candidate MES-1007, a drug with the potential to reverse bone wastage in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and other skeletal fragility diseases in pediatrics. Link to Mesentech’s Press Release: click here. “CQDM’s investment enabled Mesentech to generate the safety data … Read More

CQDM funds the development of a novel artificial intelligence tool for cardiovascular clinical trials

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A collaboration between Perceiv AI, DalCor Pharmaceuticals and the Montreal Heart Institute Montreal (Quebec), November 5, 2020 — The CQDM is pleased to announce the launch of a $600,000 collaborative project in biopharma and artificial intelligence (AI) to develop an AI-driven precision medicine tool. Under the leadership of Dr. Christian Dansereau, CEO of Perceiv AI, in collaboration with Dr. Jean-Claude Tardif, director … Read More

Philip Tagari Appointed to CQDM’s Board of Directors

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Montreal, October 5th, 2020 – Richard Fajzel, Chairman of CQDM’s Board of Directors and Diane Gosselin, President and CEO of CQDM are pleased to announce the appointment of Philip Tagari to the Board of Directors. Philip Tagari is currently Vice President of Research (Therapeutic Discovery) at Amgen Inc., one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. His impressive track record spans … Read More

CQDM Awards a Grant to Centre de Recherche du CHU de Québec-Université Laval …

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CQDM Awards a Grant to Centre de Recherche du CHU de Québec-Université Laval for a Study Collaboration With Merck Canada to Identify Biomarkers of Response to Pembrolizumab in Patients with Localized but Aggressive Prostate Cancer Montreal, July 20, 2020 – CQDM is pleased to announce a grant for a collaboration among Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec-Université Laval, Merck … Read More

nplex-McGill partnership selected by CQDM for a $1M grant to apply next-generation ELISA in drug discovery

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July 16, 2020 (Montreal, Quebec) – McGill University and CQDM announced today that a collaborative project between McGill and nplex biosciences to further develop a highly-scalable protein detection method, termed the “nELISA”, has been selected for funding by CQDM. The research team will receive a $1,000,000 grant for one year through the CQDM Quantum Leap program. Contributing to the CQDM … Read More

CQDM announces funding to develop a test to predict disease progression in patients infected with COVID-19

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Montréal (Québec), July 14, 2020 – The biopharmaceutical research consortium CQDM is pleased to announce the launch of a project valued at over $300,000 to support the development of a molecular test designed to assess, among others, the risk of death in COVID-19 patients. The initiative proposed by MRM Proteomics Inc. is made possible with $158,000 in funding from the … Read More