Exclusive chat with Karimah Es Sabar

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Rural communities in Canada were disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Relief efforts cost the government hundreds of millions of dollars, whereby extra support and supplies were flown in. This signals the need for clear social infrastructure plans and strategies, including digital access and literacy to ensure telehealth success.

We recently got the chance to chat with Karimah es Sabar, Chair of the Health and Biosciences Economic Strategy Table. A highly recognized Canadian life sciences leader with broad international experience, Karimah Es Sabar has had a successful career spanning global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, start-ups, not-for-profit organizations and venture investment firms. 

In this podcast, Karimah discussed steps and policies that need to be addressed in order to further propel Canada to lead in the sector. This includes vaccine research and development, commercialization of key technologies and adopting innovative methods and techniques and what can we do to receive targeted investments across the sector.