Organization: National Research Council

NSERC opens first regional office in Moncton

Science and Engineering Research Canada (NSERC) has opened the first of five planned regional offices to provide the granting agency with a direct presence in Atlantic Canada. Dr Yves Gagnon has been seconded from the Univ of Moncton to lead the Moncton NB office, which is co-located with the National Research Council in Parc Scientifique…

NRC commercialization centres re-announced

Industry Canada is re-announcing six National Research Council (NRC) commercialization centres and is positioning some of them as new models for public-private partnership. Funding comes from a variety of federal sources including the NRC itself and Industry Canada’s regional economic development agencies. The centres are: Aluminium Technology Centre in Chicoutimi ($57 million), Photonics Fabrication Centre…

Laborium signs pact with NRC’s BRI

Laborium Biopharma Inc and the National Research Council’s Biotechnology Research Institute (BRI) have entered a strategic alliance to provide services for the manufacturing and packaging of clinical lots of biological products according to cGMP standards. The alliance is part of a larger initiative to develop a cGMP biomanufacturing and training centre around BRI expertise and…

EMS receives CSA contract for new generation telescope

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has awarded a $5-million contract to EMS Technologies’ Space and Technology Group, Ottawa, for a key component of the $1.5-billion James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). EMS will design a fine guidance laser in partnership with COM DEV, Cambridge ON, allowing the JWST to measure positions of faint stars with considerable…

NRC and Berlin institute to conduct stroke research

The National Research Council’s Institute for Biological Sciences has entered a collaborative agreement with the Institute of Molecular Pharmacology in Berlin to establish a team of researchers to explore new ways of preventing and managing stroke. The research agreement will see researchers employ genomics and proteomics to follow changes of genes in a diseased state.…

NRC and Hemptown to create new enzyme technology

Vancouver’s Hemptown Clothing Inc has entered into an R&D collaboration with the National Research Council’s Institute for Biological Sciences to develop a patentable enzyme technology process for hemp production The objective of the collaboration is to develop a new fibre technology for introduction into the market within three years. Hemptown plans to use the technology…

MetroPhotonics launches project with TPC support

Ottawa-based MetroPhotonics Inc has launched a $22.1-million project to further refine its nano-photonic integrated circuits (PICs) for the telecommunications sector. The privately held firm — spun off in 2000 from the National Research Council’s Institute for Microstructural Sciences — received $7.7 million from Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) to support the pre-commercialization project, with the balance…

NRC and CIHR strike collaborative partnership

The National Research Council (NRC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are collaborating to create the NRC/CIHR Science and Technology Health Innovation Partnership. The initiative will fund three health research projects worth $3.1 million over the next three years: Laval Univ and NRC’s Industrial Materials Institute will conduct research into the convergence between…

Canada & Spain collaborate on three genomics projects

A scientific cooperation agreement between Genome Canada and Genoma Espana has led to three jointly funded research projects worth $17 million and aimed at placing the two nations at the international forefront of specific niche sectors. The projects involve the Ontario Genomics Institute (OGI), Genome British Columbia and Genome Atlantic. The OGI project, led by…

Dow licenses NRC’s pathogen-fighting technology

Dow AgroSciences has obtained worldwide licensing rights from the National Research Council (NRC) to market technologies that reduce the risk of food-borne pathogens. The agreement gives the company exclusive rights to specific antibody technologies that are being developed under a 2001 collaborative agreement between Dow AgroSciences Canada and NRC’s Institute for Biological Sciences in Ottawa.…