Quebec invests $13 million in a drug production project at UdeM
Finance Minister Eric Girard.
To increase Quebec's autonomy in the discovery, development and production of ingredients necessary for the composition of drugs, the Quebec government is investing $13 million in a project by the Université de Montréal, Médicament Québec .
The initiative will support companies, particularly in terms of training. Its objective will also be to improve their production capacities, with a view to limiting shortages and dependence on foreign companies. “The priority is to ensure access to essential drugs for the population at all times,” said the Minister of Health, Christian Dubé, during a press conference on Thursday.
“Supply issues during the health crisis have highlighted the need to increase the reliability and sources of supply chains. Médicament Québec will make it possible to consolidate these, while supporting the pharmaceutical sector in Quebec,” said the Minister of Economy and Innovation, Éric Girard.
“With our university, college and industrial partners, we will accelerate the discovery of innovative medicines and health innovation, in addition to ensuring local production as well as the recovery of supply chains essential to the safety of Quebecers.” – Daniel Jutras, Rector of the University of Montreal