CANet and partners fund over $8 million for arrhythmia research

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(London, ON): The Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet), a national research network funded by the Government of Canada through the Networks of Centres of Excellence with its partners have awarded two Strategic Research Grants (SRG) and one Major Industry-partnered Research Grant (MIRG) totaling over $1.3 million with an additional $6.79 million in matching funds.
The Strategic Research Grants will fund research that brings together clinicians, engineers, social scientists, industry and government, centered on patients – in an effort to reduce premature deaths and suffering caused by heart rhythm disturbances – or arrhythmias. The Major Industry-partnered Research Grant Program is to support new transdisciplinary research projects which are primarily industry-focused.
“The projects that are receiving funding will help CANet to meet our strategic goals and work towards achieving our vision of early detection, effective prevention, efficient and timely treatment of arrhythmia and related conditions, for all Canadians,” said Dr. Anthony Tang, CEO and Scientific Director of CANet. “We are grateful to our partners for providing the matching funds which will help us achieve success.”
CANet invited applications for multidisciplinary, multi-sectoral and multi-centered research programs designed to impact the care and/or lives of people living with arrhythmias. After an intensive review process, CANet awarded the following three projects:
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Arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation, syncope, and other common heart rhythm disturbances affect millions of Canadians resulting in early unexpected deaths and reduced quality of life. Arrhythmias are projected to be the leading cause of death in Canada by 2020.
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For more information, please contact:
Fiona Hill-Hinrichs
Director, Communications
CANet
519-661-2111 x 81353
fhill-hinrichs@canet-nce.ca
About CANet:
The Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to transforming Canada’s arrhythmia health care system through integrated trans-disciplinary research and development. The network’s strategy is to invent, prove, and implement innovative solutions to enable patients to take ownership and co-manage their arrhythmia health. CANet is funded by the federal government’s Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE), Canada’s flagship science and technology program.
BACKGROUNDER
CANet and Partners Fund over $8 Million for Arrhythmia Research
2016 CANet Research Grant Winners
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