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Policy Briefing: LIFE SCIENCES

Federal biotech regulation challenged by rapid innovation in life sciences

Industry stresses need for a streamlined regulatory framework and harmonization at the international level.
Skilled workforce and collaboration play key roles in Ottawa's expanding life sciences sector, but industry says attracting outside experts remains an obstacle.
Conservatives have long-touted the GHG reductions that would result from investing government money in developing ethanol as a supplementary fuel to gasoline.
Federal and provincial governments currently give pharmaceutical companies tax breaks and subsidies to encourage them to devote more of their budgets to developing new drugs.

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