Health Canada approved a device which Wayne, Pa.-based Teleflex Inc. described as the first commercially available biomechanical vascular device designed to close large holes in the femoral artery during endovascular catheterization procedures.
Advanced manufacturing company Linamar Corp. has created Linamar Medtech to leverage its skills in precision manufacturing in the medical device and components space. The new venture, which will operate as a separate division under the Linamar umbrella, builds on recent programs producing a range of products, including ventilator systems and parts, part of the COVID-19 pandemic response.
As the COVID-19 pandemic slowly starts to ease globally, efforts are already gearing up to predict the next potential pandemic. One institute researching the increasing number of diseases transmitted from animals to humans is Canada’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, part of the University of Saskatchewan.
As the COVID-19 pandemic slowly starts to ease globally, efforts are already gearing up to predict the next potential pandemic. One institute researching the increasing number of diseases transmitted from animals to humans is Canada’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, part of the University of Saskatchewan. Now, together with collaborators including the Canadian government, it’s sponsoring a phase II trial of COVAC-2, a squalene-in-water adjuvanted microsphere peptide-based protein subunit vaccine that contains a portion of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein.
Canada’s federally-funded Digital Technology Supercluster is joining with industry to invest CA$17.8 million (US$13.9 million) in an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered technologies program to advance personalized treatment for patients with cancer.
After several delays due to COVID-19, Canada is on track to implement, within a few months, its first major changes to its Patented Medicines Regulations in more than 30 years. One change coming July 1 is a new basket of comparator countries that will be used to determine whether a drug’s Canadian price is excessive.
Much of the question of FDA regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) is seen as revolving around changes to the statute, but that does not mean the FDA and other agencies are in wait-and-see mode. Representatives of both the FDA and Health Canada said on a March 22 webinar that guidances related to these algorithms will be posted later this year, thus opening the door to a more predictable premarket path for these products.
Vena Medical Inc. received Health Canada approval for a device that combines two neurovascular catheters that typically work separately to remove clots from the brains of people who have suffered stroke.
New drug and device regulations going into effect in Canada are serving as a reminder of the extended life of the COVID-19 pandemic. After two years of interim orders regulating the importation and sale of drugs and devices for COVID-19 clinical trials and the conduct of those trials, Canada is issuing long-term regulations that will incorporate most of the provisions of the temporary orders.