Resilience Biotechnologies current Mississauga, Ont. facilityClick image to enlargeThe Government of Canada is giving $199.16 million to help Resilience Biotechnologies Inc. expand its vaccine production capacity.

The feds say this investment will support a $401.52-million project at the company’s Mississauga, Ont. factory. The federal cash comes from its Strategic Innovation Fund.

Resilience Biotechnologies is a subsidiary of San Diegeo, Calif.-based vaccine manufacturer National Resilience Inc. The government says there is currently no contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) in Canada able to produce sufficient vaccines for national and international demands. Resilience Biotechnologies Inc. is expected to meet these needs with this project.

“Today’s contribution to Resilience Biotechnologies Inc. is another important step to support Canada’s leadership in the life sciences sector and to build its pandemic preparedness. These investments are also creating well-paying jobs and helping to grow Canada’s life sciences ecosystem as an engine for our economic recovery,” says François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry.

Resilience Biotechnologies Inc. says the project will increase its manufacturing and fill-finish capacity for a number of vaccines and therapeutics, including for those that use novel technology such as mRNA and that are now being deployed to fight COVID-19. The company’s Mississauga facility is expected to have the capacity to manufacture approximately 112 million to 640 million doses of mRNA vaccines per year. The company says the expansion will maintain 295 existing jobs and create 205 new full-time positions in Canada and create 50 co-op positions.

“Resilience is honoured to partner with the ISED Strategic Innovation Fund to expand our infrastructure, talent and overall capacity, allowing us to improve Canada’s pandemic preparedness and further strengthen the Canadian biopharmaceutical ecosystem,” says Rahul Singhvi, CEO of National Resilience, Inc.

The project will modernize existing space at the site (approximately 10,000 square feet) and building an extension to the site (approximately 45,000 square feet). In addition, this project will increase capacity to manufacture and fill-finish vaccines and therapeutics on a commercial scale, including mRNA vaccines and other biologics.

National Resilience Inc. is a manufacturing and technology company dedicated to broadening access to complex medicines and protecting biopharmaceutical supply chains against disruption.

Resilience Biotechnologies Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Resilience Inc. located in Mississauga, Ontario, specializing in the development and manufacture of clinical and commercial complex biologics, vaccines and aseptic fill-finish as a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO).

“Resilience was founded during the pandemic to build a better system for manufacturing complex medicines to fight deadly diseases,” says Singhvi. “This partnership with the Government of Canada will help prepare Canada for future pandemics and strengthen the country’s biopharmaceutical ecosystem.”

GM to offer IoT services to OnStar-enabled fleets

Connected vehicle technology company Fleet Complete and General Motors are partnering to bring IoT-enabled services to OnStar-equipped fleet vehicles in Canada.

Mazak, Sandvik Coromant host digital machining demo

On Friday, April 27 at its head office in Cambridge, ON, Mazak Canada hosted an “Evolution of Digital Machining” lunch and learn demonstration for customers and industry partners.

FABTECH Canada 2014 Expands

The organizers of FABTECH Canada have announced they are expanding the 2014 event, slated for March 18 to 20 at the Toronto Congress Centre.

DMG MORI debuts machining technologies at German open house

 

DMG MORI held its annual open house at its Pfronten, Germany facility, to debut advances in machining technologies, including the introduction of six new machine tools and Industry 4.0 enabling technologies.

Lion Electric and Transit Truck Bodies launch electric truck

Montreal-based Lion Electric Company, a manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty vehicles, and Transit Truck Bodies, are launching an electric heavy-duty truck for last-mile delivery.

Hurco acquires Italian machine tool parts business, LCM

Hurco Companies Inc., Indianapolis, IN, has acquired the machine tool component business of LCM Srl, Asti, Italy. LCM, formed in 1986, designs and manufactures mechanical components and accessories for machine tools.

Emergencies Act invoked as protests continue to disrupt trade

While traffic is flowing again at the busiest commercial crossing between the U.S. and Canada, the Ambassador Bridge, protests elsewhere are still shutting down or impeding traffic at other border crossings across the country. As a result, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has invoked the Emergencies Act for the first time to give the federal government extra powers to bring the anti-vaccine mandate blockades to an end.

Made in Canada electric buses

A new report suggests Canadian transit agencies are overlooking made in Canada electric buses when they look to modernize their fleets and reduce emissions.

Buffalo Precision launches online tool steel off-cuts purchasing

Buffalo Precision Products has launched an online purchasing feature for tool steel cut-offs, in addition to its lineup of flat ground and drill rod products for customers in Canada and the U.S.

New Flyer wins Canada’s largest ever battery-electric bus contract

Winnipeg based bus maker New Flyer Canada has been awarded a contract to build zero-emission buses for two Quebec municipal transit agencies.

Singh finds uncertainty in Canadian manufacturing sector


Jagmeet Singh, leader of the federal New Democratic Party, visited Windsor recently to find out how tariffs and changes to the free trade agreement could affect companies in the region’s large US-facing manufacturing sector.

Magellan invests in satellite R&D at University of Manitoba

Magellan Aerospace is investing $625,000 to establish an Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in satellite development at the University of Manitoba.

Investissement Québec loans $7.5 million to manufacturing SMEs

Investissement Québec’s Productivity Innovation Initiative has announced a $7.5 million loan to aerospace supplier APN Global and Liggo, a startup that develops production management technology.

Guidebook for manufacturers crossing the border

A group of manufacturing industry associations has created a guide for business travellers crossing the U.S.-Canada border for work in the manufacturing supply chain that's critical to regional economies in both countries.

Iscar Tools launches global ecommerce platform

Iscar Tools Inc. has introduced a new global ecommerce platform for distributors and customers that aims to streamline order and purchasing processes.

Stay In Touch

twitter facebook linkedIn