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Archive for May 2016

3 Ways Crowdfunding Could Impact the Future of Clinical Research Careers

Clinical studies are the way in which doctors and researchers discover new and innovate ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat illnesses, but there is no way around it; research is expensive. During the 2013/2014 fiscal year, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research spent one billion dollars on the creation, dissemination, and application of health research knowledge. Even with such a large amount of funding available, though, obtaining some of that funding for clinical research can be competitive and this likely stalls some research projects that could provide huge benefits to Canadians. With the emergence of crowdfunding—funding collected online directly from.. READ MORE »

4 Food Truck Safety Practices for Food Technology Training Students to Know

In 1936 famed hot dog producer Oscar Mayer launched its mobile hot dog cart named The Weiner Mobile. Since then, street food has gone through an extraordinary evolution, beginning with Kogi BBQ, a Korean-taco truck that is known as the first gourmet food truck. After the success of Kogi, the food truck industry blossomed into a $1.2 billion dollar industry in the U.S. and an almost $300 million dollar industry in Canada. With this rise in popularity there has been a synonymous rise in the health and safety regulations for food trucks, as food safety professionals work hard to ensure.. READ MORE »

Earning your Nutritionist Certificate? Here are 4 All-Natural Sources of Probiotics

Since when did ingesting bacteria make us healthier? For centuries, doctors have understood the connection between good food and good health, but it hasn’t been until recently that doctors and nutritionists have started to recognize the relationship between ingesting good bacteria and good health. One of the fastest growing and widely supported trends in the health food industry is probiotics—live bacteria and yeast that benefit the digestive system and the general health of a person. According to Agriculture and Agri Food Canada, 35 per cent of Canadians have consumed probiotics, and 56 per cent said they are probably going to.. READ MORE »

A Guide to Global Pharmaceutical Regulations for Regulatory Affairs Students

Today’s pharmaceutical industry is very much a global market. While traditional economic powers like the United States remain leaders in the field, new drug development, manufacturing, and trade is now taking place in increasingly diverse parts of the world. In fact, the emerging markets China and Brazil are now home to the 3rd and 6th largest pharmaceutical industries in the world. Not only that, but companies are now manufacturing and developing drugs for distribution to a variety of different countries, each with their own regulations and guidelines. As a result, professionals in the regulatory affairs industry now face a tougher.. READ MORE »

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