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Can Avigan (Favipiravir) Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Infection? Canadian Sponsor Given Greenlight by Health Canada & FDA to Find Out

Publicly traded Appili Therapeutics out of Canada, a biotech venture attempting to commercialize Avigan® tablets (favipiravir), the antiviral drug originating from Japan that has been approved in Russia, Eastern Europe and on an emergency basis in India and China for...

Major Boost for Brain Health in Canada

Twenty neuroscientists in Canada have been awarded $100,000 each in research funding, as part of Brain Canada’s Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research Program. Anchored by a $5M gift from the Azrieli Foundation, this novel funding model enables paradigm-changing...

Canadian Centre for Vaccinology Receives Federal Grant for Certification to Directly Handle SARS-CoV-2

Earlier on during the pandemic, Halifax-based Canadian Centre for Vaccinology, associated with Dalhousie University, was front and center in the war against COVID-19 in Canada, preparing for major vaccine research in conjunction with CanSino Biologics. That deal fell...