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Government of Canada and Brain Canada Foundation announce 18 new brain research projects

Funded under the Canada Brain Research Fund

Through Budget 2011 and 2016, the Government of Canada committed up to $120 million to the Canada Brain Research Fund, which is administered by the Brain Canada Foundation. Under the 2015 Multi-Investigator Research Initiative, Platform Support Grant, and the Azrieli Neurodevelopmental Research Program competitions, a total of 18 research grants have been awarded totalling approximately $29M. A description of the projects announced today is provided below, along with the Principal Investigator and their affiliated institution. 

BIOTIC: The BIOmedical Translational Imaging Centre Amount: $416,108

The BIOmedical Translational Imaging Centre (“BIOTIC”) is the only hospital-based imaging lab in Canada with an explicit mandate to translate brain science innovations through commercial partnership. Dr. Beyea and his team aim to improve accessibility to a range of neuroimaging expertise and infrastructure so that companies can demonstrate efficacy of their technology and/or collaborate to develop new technologies. The role of BIOTIC is to help bridge the gap between early-stage research and clinical trials thereby accelerating the path from brain science discoveries to commercialization of new brain products. Two institutions (seven team members) in one province are involved. 

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