Biologics Manufacturing Centre overview - Transcript
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[00:00:04] The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the importance of protecting Canadians with strong and effective public health emergency response capabilities.
[00:00:14] The National Research Council of Canada was mandated by the Government of Canada to establish the new Biologics Manufacturing Centre at our Royalmount site in Montréal, Quebec.
[00:00:26] The Biologics Manufacturing Centre will support growth of Canada's biomanufacturing production capacity for the future, ensuring that large quantities of vaccines and other biologics can be safely manufactured here at home.
[00:00:42] With approximately 5,400 square metres of space, and compliant with good manufacturing practices, the new Biologics Manufacturing Centre will have a production capacity of approximately 4000 litres a month.
[00:00:57] It will have full end-to-end manufacturing capabilities – from scale-up to secondary packaging and its flexible physical configuration and two individual production lines will enable a wide variety of manufacturing options.
[00:01:14] The NRC will be responsible for its construction, fit-up and initial operations. Once it is operational, the intent is for the Biologics Manufacturing Centre to operate as a public-private partnership.
[00:01:28] By establishing the Biologics Manufacturing Centre, the NRC is helping to accelerate access and supply of cell-based vaccines, therapeutics, and other biologics, both in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and ongoing, as we continue to advance leading-edge health technologies to protect Canadians now and into the future.
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