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Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains, pictured with now-Justice Minister David Lametti at a press conference last year. The minister's department, ISED, has been in talks with BIOTECanada about producing much-needed statistics on the biotechnology industry in Canada for more than a year, according to BIOTECanada head Andrew Casey. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

ISED working with BIOTECanada to get better, much-needed industry data

Recent reports on the industry don't deal with issues like firm size and employee talent levels, which are crucial to understanding an evolving industry, says BIOTECanada's Andrew Casey.
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