Organization: National Research Council

Kalgene licenses NRC molecule for Alzheimer’s drug

Kingston-based Kalgene Pharmaceuticals Inc has been granted an exclusive worldwide licence from the National Research Council (NRC) for a promising therapeutic molecule in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The company aims to conduct pre-clinical testing of the molecule which targets amyloid beta plaques (abnormal clusters of protein fragments that build up between brain nerve cells)…

Kalgene licenses NRC molecule for Alzheimer’s drug

Kingston-based Kalgene Pharmaceuticals Inc has been granted an exclusive worldwide licence from the National Research Council (NRC) for a promising therapeutic molecule in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The company aims to conduct pre-clinical testing of the molecule which targets amyloid beta plaques (abnormal clusters of protein fragments that build up between brain nerve cells)…

NRC delegation visits Taiwan to explore collaboration

A delegation from the National Research Council recently visited Taiwan’s National Cheng Kung Univ (NCKU) to discuss collaboration on medical devices. Led by NRC life sciences VP Dr Roman Szumski, the delegation met with NCKU faculty to explore future collaboration, beginning with medical devices and possibly other areas of biomedical engineering. The NRC and Taiwan’s…

AvidBiologics completes VC financing round

Toronto-based AvidBiologics Inc has closed a financing round to move its antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) technologies into clinical trials. The privately held firm — a 2011 spinout from YM BioSciences Inc — secured an unspecified amount of financing from Lumira Capital (lead), MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund, MaRS Innovation, Rosseau Asset Management and the company’s founding investors.…

NRC launches program for marine vessel technologies

The National Research Council (NRC) has announced a new R&D program aimed at reducing the operating costs and safety of marine vessels such as fuel tankers and cargo ships. The Marine Vehicles program is budgeted at approximately $8 million over five years with anticipated attributable economic impact of up to $70 million. The program is…

RSC launches colleges for new scholars

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) is recognizing Canada’s next generation of exceptional leadership with a call for nominations for its new College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists (The College). It will recognize the intellectual achievement of individuals within 15 years of conferral of their PhD or equivalent qualification. The inaugural cohort will be…

NRC and TeraXion forge strategic partnership

The National Research Council‘s Canadian Photonics Fabrication Centre has entered a strategic partnership with Quebec City-based TeraXion Inc to develop and fabricate the firm’s new modulator products for optical components. Tera-Xion’s new modulator concept will use a proprietary design to achieve low-power consumption and high modulation speeds required for transmission speeds of 100 Gb/s and…

NRC’s IRAP promotes EUREKA at BioMarine event

The National Research Council (NRC) is using this week’s 4th BioMarine Business Convention in Halifax to publicize Canada’s associate member status in EUREKA, a 41-nation network that supports industry-driven R&D. Canada joined EUREKA last year through its Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) (R$, July 5/12). Canadians can seek IRAP assistance to participate in three types…

Genome project explores potential of camelina

Genome Prairie has teamed with several other public funding entities to launch the Prairie Gold project to explore the potential for camelina as an industrial oil platform. Popular in Europe prior to the dominance of rapeseed and canola, project researchers recently completed the sequencing of the camelina genome and plan to explore its potential in…

Genome project explores potential of camelina

Genome Prairie has teamed with several other public funding entities to launch the Prairie Gold project to explore the potential for camelina as an industrial oil platform. Popular in Europe prior to the dominance of rapeseed and canola, project researchers recently completed the sequencing of the camelina genome and plan to explore its potential in…