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Alberta Diabetes Research Receives a Big Boost
|By PR Newswire
|March 18, 2014 02:13 PM EDT
Launch of new Alberta Diabetes Institute: Johnson & Johnson Diabetes
Research Fund Call for Proposals
EDMONTON, March 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Alberta Diabetes Institute at the
University of Alberta has announced a new collaboration with Janssen
Inc. in Canada to advance early-stage technologies related to Type I
and Type II diabetes. Janssen is part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical
Companies of Johnson & Johnson.
The Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Research Fund is a newly-created $600,000
partnership, funded between Janssen, the Government of Alberta, and the
Alberta Diabetes Foundation. The three year competitive fund,
administered by U of A's Alberta Diabetes Institute, will support
research in either Type I or Type II diabetes with a focus on novel,
discovery research with a high potential for commercialization.
"Alberta's decades-long commitment to diabetes research has brought
ground-breaking discoveries and better quality of life for diabetes
sufferers, " said Fred Horne, Minister of Health. "Working
collaboratively with our innovation system, Campus Alberta and across
the public and private sectors, means we can move promising discoveries
to the marketplace faster where they can help Albertans and people
Through the collaboration, the Alberta Diabetes Institute and technical
experts from Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center in California will
jointly identify several high-potential opportunities from medical
researchers across Alberta and award up to $50,000 for one (1) year
including indirect costs from the Research Fund. All aspects of
diabetes research are eligible to apply for funding. Proposals are
expected to lead to further development of drugs, devices, cell
therapies and processes that relate to the diagnosis, treatment and
management of Type I or Type II diabetes.
"Advancing the care of people living with Type I or II diabetes is a
priority for us," said Dr. Douglas Miller, dean of the Faculty of
Medicine & Dentistry. "This collaboration of funding partners
exemplifies the good will of the private, public and philanthropic
organizations to work together to best serve patients. Only by
scientists working together across Alberta will we find better
Letters of Intent are currently being accepted and instructions can be
found by visiting the Alberta Diabetes Institute website: www.adi.ualberta.ca/researchfund.aspx. The first call for Letters of Intent closes on April 30, 2014.
Over 9 million Canadians currently live with either pre-diabetes or Type
I or Type II diabetes, and this private-public partnership fund will
accelerate the development and validation of healthcare technologies
within Alberta which is known for life-changing research in the causes,
prevention, treatment and management of diabetes.
About Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education
Education and entrepreneurship are cornerstones of the dynamic economy
that Albertans continue to build through their knowledge, adaptability
and entrepreneurial spirit. Toward that end, Alberta Innovation and
Advanced Education aligns economic development activities in the
province with post-secondary education, entrepreneurship, industry
training, research and innovation. Alberta is a leader in Canada with
the implementation of this unique, inclusive structure, which builds on
existing links between government functions that contribute to a
stronger, more robust economy. Please visit our website at: http://www.eae.alberta.ca/.
About Alberta Diabetes Foundation
The Alberta Diabetes Foundation is devoted to raising money for diabetes
research. Through our fundraising efforts, we directly support
scientific research which has yielded extremely positive results. To
date the Alberta Diabetes Foundation has raised over $11.8 million in
support of cure-related diabetes research. For more information about
the Alberta Diabetes Foundation, please visit www.AlbertaDiabetesFoundation.com.
About Alberta Diabetes Institute
The Alberta Diabetes Institute (ADI) is a research facility dedicated to
translating discovery science into health solutions for the prevention,
treatment and cure of Type I and Type II diabetes. The ADI uses a
multidisciplinary approach, bringing together leading researchers from
diverse fields of expertise in a state-of-the-art facility on the
University of Alberta Campus. Please visit our website at www.adi.ualberta.ca for more information.
SOURCE Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta
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