Media Advisory - Another Edmonton First: Capital Health, the University of Alberta and the Northern Alberta Clinical Trials and Research Centre (NACTRC) Launch Alberta's First Phase 1 Clinical Trials Unit



    EDMONTON, June 25 /CNW/ -

    What: ANOTHER EDMONTON FIRST: CAPITAL HEALTH, THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
    AND THE NORTHERN ALBERTA CLINICAL TRIALS AND RESEARCH CENTRE (NACTRC)
    LAUNCH ALBERTA'S FIRST PHASE 1 CLINICAL TRIALS UNIT.

    When: Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 11 a.m. - noon.

    Where: McMullen Gallery, Walter Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre, U of A
    Hospital

    Who:

    
    -   Dr. Richard Fedorak (Director, NACTRC)
    -   Mayor Stephen Mandel
    -   Sheila Weatherill (President and CEO, Capital Health)
    -   Dr. Andrew Greenshaw (Associate Vice-President Research, U of A)
    

    Why: Capital Health, the University of Alberta and the Northern Alberta
    Clinical Trials and Research Centre (NACTRC), with support from Edmonton
    Economic Development Corporation and the Province of Alberta, will
    officially launch the University of Alberta Hospital's Phase 1 clinical
    trials facility, the first of its kind in Alberta, and one of only four
    in Canada. The Phase 1 Unit will facilitate first-in-human testing of new
    molecules for medical treatment, and will be a Canadian and world leader
    in Phase 1 trials for local biotech firms and global pharmaceutical
    companies alike. This launch follows up on the joint pledge by NACTRC,
    CH, the U of A and the EEDC to increase research investment in Edmonton
    from $10 million to $75 million a year in the next five years.

    All media are welcome.




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