The Disruptive Technology Solutions for Cell and Gene Therapy Challenge program will unify the value chain for engineered cell and gene therapies across the continuum from discovery to commercialization.
Through collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders, it will advance a unique initiative to bring disruptive solutions to the design, development and delivery of cell and gene therapy to patients in Canada.
NRC Disruptive Technology Solutions for Cell and Gene Therapy (CGT) Challenge program funding calls
CGT's new calls for proposals are now open. The deadline to apply is January 8, 2024.
- RNA-based therapeutics for neurological disorders
- Next-generation solid tumour cell therapies
- Establishment of a good manufacturing practice human amniotic fluid cell seed bank
Contact us at NRC.HealthProgram-ProgrammeSante.CNRC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca for application instructions or if you have any questions.
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About the program
Hosted via the NRC's Human Health Therapeutics Research Centre, the Disruptive Technology Solutions for Cell and Gene Therapy Challenge program will design and develop disruptive technology solutions for precision-engineered cell and gene therapies for the treatment and potential cure of chronic diseases and rare genetic disorders affecting Canadians.
In doing so, the NRC will coordinate a national effort to increase the affordability and accessibility of these ground-breaking technologies—in collaboration with academic facilities, research centres and networks, clinicians, hospital centres and others—to enable a national ecosystem for health innovation in the area of cell and gene therapies.
The Disruptive Technology Solutions for Cell and Gene Therapy Challenge program invites stakeholders to express their interest in collaborating with NRC researchers on this program. Find out more about collaborating with us and how to apply to currently active opportunities; contribution funding is available to defray the research costs of eligible collaborators.
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Program Director, Disruptive Technology Solutions for Cell and Gene Therapy
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