Organization: National Research Council

Correction

An article in the September 19/07 issue of RE$EARCH MONEY incorrectly identified the location of the National Research Council‘s Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Institute. The IMTI is located in London ON.

NRC, NSERC and BDC team up for nanotech

Three key Canadian S&T players are teaming up to launch a new program for nanoscience and nanotechnology. The National Research Council and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) are each contributing $6 million over three years to fund large-scale, technology-driven projects that leverage nanotech expertise at the NRC and Canadian universities. The Business…

NRCan & NRC team to update national energy building code

Natural Resources Canada is providing $5 million over four years to update the Model National Energy Code for Buildings. The project will be jointly undertaken by NRCan and the National Research Council (NRC) with NRCan providing technical expertise and NRC overseeing the development of the energy code. The new code — due in 2012 —…

AstraZeneca buys DSM’s Montreal facility

AstraZeneca has acquired the mothballed Montreal biologics manufacturing facility from DSM Biologics Inc — the second major investment the UK-based pharmaceutical firm has made in Montreal this year. AstraZeneca will begin re-commissioning the facility immediately and expects to begin full-scale production in 2009. Located adjacent to the National Research Council‘s Biotechnology Research Institute, it will…

NRC inks deal with Germany’s Helmholtz

The National Research Council (NRC) has renewed its memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Germany’s Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres with an explicit focus on renewable energy. The three-year agreement will see $8.4 million in cash and in-kind devoted to funding a select number of collaborative research projects in the areas of fuel cells, bio-fuels…

McGill Univ’s health research institute moves to BRI

The research institute encompassing McGill Univ‘s five teaching hospitals is moving into the National Research Council‘s Biotechnology Research Institute (BRI). The agreement between BRI and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) is being hailed as a first between a university and a federal agency. RI-MUHC will benefit from BRI’s modern facilities…

NRC develops precise radio detector for ALMA

The National Research Council‘s Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics has designed and built a radio detector for millimeter-wavelength uses that’s being hailed as the most sensitive and precise of its type in the world. Called Band 3, the radio receiver system is intended for use in the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) radio telescope being built…

ProMetic strikes Brazilian licensing deal

Montreal’s ProMetic Life Sciences Inc has entered into a technology transfer and licensing agreement with Brazil’s Tecpar for the manufacture of a complex biopharmaceutical product for the South American market. The agreement combines a proprietary manufacturing process licensed from the National Research Council‘s Biotechnology Research Institute and ProMetic’s bioseparation process using Mimetic Legand technology. Prometic…

Xerox and NINT team for collaborative research

The Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) and the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) have entered a multi-year research collaboration to develop nanotechnology-based R&D with commercial potential. Billed as Canada’s first private-public nanotech research partnership, the collaboration will see the partners devote $4.5 million over three years to develop research teams that will establish targeted…

Group IV to develop solid state light bulb

Group IV Semiconductor Inc is developing a silicon-based light bulb that uses 90% less energy than incandescent bulbs and lasts 20 years. The Ottawa-based firm launched the $9.1-million, three year project with $2.1 million in assistance from Sustainable Development Technologies Canada and $2.5 million from the EnCana Environmental Innovation Fund, with the remainder coming from…