Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies

Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies
The Funding Portal Inc.

The Funding Portal Inc.

January 21, 2014 08:00 ET

Rx&D partners with 'The Funding Portal' to streamline access to R&D funding

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 21, 2014) - With a shared aim to increase Canada's capacity to attract more international life science investment, Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D) and The Funding Portal are pleased to announce their new partnership. Under this unique partnership, Rx&D member companies will gain access to:

  • The Funding Portal's Data Report Services which match top sources of funding to organizations based on objectives, activities and location;
  • The most advanced search tool to access more than 7,000 government and private funding sources in Canada; and
  • Expert consultation to help members identify and align with optimal financing programs.

"Providing our membership with essential tools to draw more international R&D investment to Canada is a strategic imperative for our association," said Mr. Russell Williams, President of Rx&D. "This partnership with The Funding Portal will facilitate better flow of information and ultimately lead to new funding partnerships and a more attractive environment for investment."

"We are very excited to support Rx&D's commitment to serving its member companies," said Ms. Teri Kirk, President and CEO of The Funding Portal. "By providing Rx&D members with leading edge funding data reports, e-search tools and expertise, we can help drive increased investment to Canada."

Members will have a secure link to The Funding Portal Search Tool where their funding objectives will be instantly matched with optimal government programs and private financing sources.

About Rx&D

Rx&D is the association of leading research-based pharmaceutical companies dedicated to improving the health of Canadians through the discovery and development of new medicines and vaccines. Our community represents the men and women working for more than 50 member companies which invest more than $1 billion in research and development each year to fuel Canada's knowledge-based economy, contributing over $3 billion to the Canadian economy. Guided by our Code of Ethical Practices, our membership is committed to working in partnership with governments, private payers, healthcare professionals and stakeholders in a highly ethical manner.

About The Funding Portal

The Funding Portal is an e-commerce platform that facilitates access to government funding and private financing for Canada's business and innovation sectors. It aggregates 7,000 sources of funding that invest more than $30 billion annually, and provisions companies with experts to assist them in securing these funds. The Funding Portal also provisions the market with a full range of unique new data and analytics reports on Canada's wide range of funding programs.

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