Organization: University of Alberta

The Short Report – May 8, 2019: Cannabis R&D, fuel cell demo, accelerator funding

With the goal becoming a mainstream healthcare company, Smiths Falls, ON-based Canopy Growth Corp. has spun off a new division – Spectrum Therapeutics – to oversee the company’s commercial medical and clinical research operations including Spectrum Cannabis, Canopy Health Innovations, and recently acquired Germany-based C3Cannabinoid Compound Company, which develops cannabinoid-based medical therapies. – Canopy Growth…

The Short Report – April 3, 2019: Future skills, Lightspeed POS, cannabis research

Concordia University has launched the Future Skill Innovation Network, or FUSION, linking five other universities — Simon Fraser, Calgary, Saskatchewan, Carleton and Memorial — to promote student skills development for the globalized economy. The project is funded with a $2.5-million investment from the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Centre, which also announced five other pilot projects to…

University of Alberta opens venture space for commercializing health innovation

The University of Alberta has opened a $2.3 million venture hub called TEC Centre Labs that aims to help scientists and researchers commercialize their discoveries. Located in downtown Edmonton, the facility encompasses 8,000 square feet of wet lab and collaboration space, and houses two accelerator programs: the UAlberta Health Accelerator, which concentrates on assisting researchers…

BioMark to collaborate with U of A metabolomics centre

Vancouver’s BioMark Diagnostics Inc has received an Engage partnership grant to collaborate with The Metabolomics Innovation Centre (TMIC) at the University of Alberta to research, validate and establish new biomarkers for metabolomic tests with clinical and diagnostic applications. TMIC is a Genome Canada-funded Science & Technology Innovation Centre that builds on metabolics expertise at the…

BioMark to collaborate with U of A metabolomics centre

Vancouver’s BioMark Diagnostics Inc has received an Engage partnership grant to collaborate with The Metabolomics Innovation Centre (TMIC) at the University of Alberta to research, validate and establish new biomarkers for metabolomic tests with clinical and diagnostic applications. TMIC is a Genome Canada-funded Science & Technology Innovation Centre that builds on metabolics expertise at the…