Ontario’s advanced manufacturing Supercluster announces first project

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The Next Generation Manufacturing (NGen) Supercluster announced on Wednesday that it has approved its first project as part of the federal government’s Innovation Supercluster Initiative.

The project aims to mass produce treatment for cancers and rare diseases, with NGen touting it as a way to position Canada as a leading manufacturer of therapy tools for genetic disorders.

“This project … will drive innovation in the treatment of diseases and genetic disorders.”

On hand for the announcement, made at MaRS Discovery Centre in Toronto, was Navdeep Bains, minister of innovation, science and economic development (ISED). He called the project “an important first step” and “game-changer” that has the potential to save lives.

 

“The NGen Supercluster is just getting started establishing Canada as a global hub for the world’s most advanced manufacturing,” Bains said. “Without immediate and targeted action that builds upon Canada’s existing strengths, we risk falling behind in the global innovation race. This project … will drive innovation in the treatment of diseases and genetic disorders once considered untreatable.”

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