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CDRD Further Builds Company Creation Team, Appoints Sacha Mann as Entrepreneur-in-Residence

By CDRD, News & Events

As an Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Sacha Mann will work with CDRD leadership to identify specific areas of strategic commercial opportunity, and then in partnership with other stakeholders, drive the building of a new company of scale that can develop those opportunities, and grow into a strong new anchor for Canada’s life science sector. Sacha has a unique breadth of experience in life sciences companies. Sacha has been a life sciences investor, company innovator, and leader, and she has managed the entire commercialization cycle from spinning technology out of academia, raising venture capital financing, in-licensing assets into emerging companies, and partnering with global players. She has worked and invested across Canada and globally, most recently as CEO and Director of Biosys UK Ltd., a venture-backed, clinical stage microbiome company headquartered in London.

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CDRD Appoints Dr. Lana Janes as Entrepreneur-in-Residence

By CDRD, News & Events

As an Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Dr. Janes will work with CDRD leadership to identify specific areas of strategic commercial opportunity, and then in partnership with other stakeholders, drive the building of a new company of scale that can develop those opportunities, and grow into a strong new anchor for Canada’s life science sector.

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MS Society & CDRD Support Two New Translational Projects on Progressive MS

By CDRD, News & Events

CDRD, together with The MS Society, are overcoming challenges in the drug discovery pipeline by funding translational research. By tapping into the infrastructure and expertise in drug development and commercialization offered by CDRD, highly promising targets such as those being investigated by Dr. Granville and Dr. Spain can be taken to the next level and nudged into the treatment pipeline.

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