/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Merck Canada Inc. to make an important announcement about biomanufacturing in Canada/

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TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2021 - /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to attend an important event regarding a biomanufacturing announcement to help address the fight against COVID-19. Government officials and industry leaders will be coming together on Monday, December 6, at 9:30 a.m. to announce this initiative that could potentially help bring a new therapeutic option to patients, if approved for use by local regulatory agencies.

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Merck Canada (CNW Group/Merck Canada Inc.)



Press point announcing a biomanufacturing initiative in the fight against COVID-19


The Honourable Francois-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry

The Honourable Victor Fedeli, Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

Ryan Turnbull, Member of Parliament for Whitby, Ontario

Marwan Akar, President and Managing Director, Merck Canada Inc.

Jennifer Chan, Vice President, Government Affairs, Merck Canada Inc.


Monday, December 6, 2021

9:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.: Announcement

9:55 – 10:15: Media Q&A


MaRS Discovery District - Cafe

661 University Ave, Toronto, ON

Notes for media: Notes for media: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a maximum of 7 media can RSVP in advance and attend on site. Please RSVP by Sunday, December 5 to Danielle Sippley, Sippley@Veritasinc.com. Proof of double vaccination with photo ID will be required.

A teleconference line will be available for media outlets that would like to attend virtually. Members of the media are invited to contact ISED Media Relations (media@ised-isde.gc.ca) to receive the dial-in information. The announcement will be available via live streaming https://www.livemeeting.ca/meeting/merck-canada/

SOURCE Merck Canada Inc.


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