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Friday May 22nd, 2015

Posted at 3:21pm

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The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation and Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare have joined forces by signing a memorandum of understanding to officially launch the cross border Life Sciences Hub.

The planned hub is said to improve patient care, advance clinical research, increase development of new products, attract high-value trade and investments and create desirable careers in our region. This hub will help us develop the Life Sciences sector in our region by capitalizing on our distinct advantages and strengths.

Brian Lewis, President and CEO, MEDEC the national association representing the medical technology industry in Canada said, “I’m thrilled that Windsor-Essex has recognized the immense potential of the medical technology industry to not only contribute to improved patient outcomes, but as an economic driver as well – creating jobs and improving healthcare sustainability. This innovative initiative harnesses the benefits that the region has to offer and we look forward to great things to come out of it.”

Paul Lucas, Chair, Life Sciences Ontario added, “In a very competitive global environment this is truly a creative way for Canada to grow the Life Sciences sector.”

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