30. June 2011 13:24
The BioIndustry Association (BIA) and its counterpart in Canada BIOTECanada have signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
The two have agreed to work together to increase business opportunities for their member companies.
Peter Brenders, President and CEO of BIOTECanada, says he hopescompanies “prosper from the arrangement in years to come”.
The alliance aims to promote cooperation in bioscience in areas of mutual interest; increase the exchange of views in supporting the formulation and application of bioscience policy by Government; and facilitate interaction between officials, scientists and technologists.
Nigel Gaymond, BIA Chief Executive, commented on the agreement: “The BIA is delighted to have established this partnership with BIOTECanada and we look forward to working together with them in future.
“This collaboration recognises the significance of the Canadian biotech sector and its potential for partnerships between our members and BIOTECanada’s members.”