Daily Media Digest September 12, 2022

Biotech solutions at a critical time for Canada
The Hill Times
“The central value of the biotechnology sector has always been the solutions it brings to the challenge of a global population … the strategic importance of building a competitive domestic life sciences industry and biomanufacturing capacity.”
TAGS: biotechnology, life sciences sector, BIOTECanada

Sanofi and Regeneron’s medial congress campaign focuses on type 2 inflammation education for docs
Fierce Pharma
“… still a lot of educating to do even with who you would classify as subject matter experts in a lot of these conditions,” Brian Foard, Sanofi Genzyme’s global lead for dermatology and respiratory, said.”
TAGS: immunology, inflammation, education, Sanofi Genzyme

‘The most fatal disease’: Walk of Hope raises money for ovarian cancer research
CTV News Winnipeg
“… the 19th annual Walk of Hope, a fundraising event for Ovarian Cancer Canada. Organizer Christa Slatnik says it’s not a very common disease. “Only about 1-in-70 are affected, but it is unfortunately the most fatal disease …”
TAGS: ovarian cancer, fundraising, Ovarian Cancer Canada

Unvaccinated parents may be willing to vaccinate their children
BC Children’s Hospital
“Vaccine hesitancy is complex with many factors influencing caregivers’ decisions on vaccinations. New research shows unvaccinated parents may be willing to vaccinate their children and should be included in public health messaging.”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccines, vaccine hesitancy, public health, Provincial Health Services Authority

Rebuilding biotech sector requires diversified training, say researchers
The Hill Times
“Canada’s preparedness to tackle future pandemics will hinge heavily on attracting more talent to the biotech sector, but also on diversifying training to allow researchers to handle different health emergencies, according to health researchers.”
TAGS: biotechnology, talent, pandemic preparedness, VIDO

Landmarks across Canada rocking red this September for an often-overlooked disability
HRI Portal
“On September 9, 2022, landmarks in provinces from coast to coast will be lighting up red to raise awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). There are currently 36 landmarks, buildings, and monuments in 10 provinces that are participating …”
TAGS: FASD, public awareness, CanFASD Research Network

Partnering in the fight against COVID-19
Ontario Universities
“Our institutions continue to make informed, evidence-based decisions about masking, vaccination and on-campus activities based on local conditions and guidance from a range of sources to ensure the health and safety of our campus communities.”
TAGS: COVID-19, partnership, collaboration, Ontario, universities