The UPEI Centre for Health and Biotech Management Research (CHBMR) is a collaborative research group that specializes in supporting the Canadian health biotechnology & biopharmaceutical sectors through three pillars: research, knowledge translation, and education.
The CHBMR researchers and staff carry out a diverse program of research and development, delivering the tools and analyses needed to advance health care and biotechnology planning and management to improve Canada’s health system, the economy, and innovation. Research areas include:
- Cluster analysis and evaluation
- Biomanufacturing, globalization and regulation in biopharmaceuticals
- Market research, regulatory, and risk management
- Drug reimbursement systems
- Health and drug policy research
- HR and labour workforce research
- Educational needs of government and biotechnology industry in Canada
Conducting valuable, relevant research in partnership with knowledge users is essential for knowledge translation, and we work to connect with knowledge users through organizing and delivering, for example, presentations, networking events, workshops and panels to disseminate research findings in order to support informed decision-making.
In collaboration with the UPEI MBA program, we assist graduate students in carrying out scholarly research, contributing to the training of the future business leaders in biotechnology management. Students expand their knowledge of research & development, commercialization, ethical, and regulatory topics through signature projects, which emphasize evidence-based research and applied learning.In addition, the Centre supports undergraduate students who wish to learn more about biotechnology management through the engagement of an undergraduate biotechnology course, research projects and employment.