Organization: Defence R&D Canada

Military health research receives $10 million

A new $10-million fund has been establish to conduct research aimed at enhancing the protection, health and well-being of military personnel, veterans and their families. The fund is receiving $5 million each from Defence R&D Canada (DRDC) and the True Patriot Love Foundation, a national charity founded in 2009. The funding will flow through the…

CRTI invests in new crop of security R&D projects

CRTI — Chemical, Biological, Radiological-Nuclear and Explosives Research and Technology Initiative — has invested more than $35 million in 24 R&D projects addressing S&T priorities for public safety and security. Managed by Defence R&D Canada, the projects focus on research and technology development, technology acceleration and technology demonstration. A wide variety of private sector and…

CRTI program awards $30 million to 20 new projects

The latest round of the centerpiece fund of Defence R&D Canada (DRDC) has resulted in $30 million being awarded to 20 projects. Administered by the Centre for Security Science — a joint program between DRDC and Public Safety Canada — the multisectoral projects address Canada’s ability to deal with potential chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear…

CRTI issues fifth call for proposals

The CBRN Research and Technology Initiative (CRTI) is issuing its fifth and likely final call for proposals. The five-year, $170-million program has invested $134.2 million in 64 projects and 17 technology acquisitions since being founded three years ago (R$, January 23/02), leaving $35.8 million plus any accrued interest available for new projects. CRTI is led…

DRDC enters R&D contract with Definiens Imaging

Defence R&D Canada (DRDC) has signed an R&D contract with Definiens Imaging, Munich Germany, to design and prototype processing techniques for automated target recognition from aerial photographs. DRDC will use the results from the project to determine whether the software is suited for future products for its clients, chiefly National Defence.

DRDC licenses anti-anthrax technology to Aradigm

Defence R&D Canada (DRDC) has entered into an $2.9-million deal with Hayward CA-based Aradigm Corp to develop an aerosol delivery mechanism for liposomal-encapsulated ciproflaxicin for the treatment of respiratory infections caused by anthrax and other biological agents. The agreement will see DRDC fund Aradigm’s product and formulation development and initial pre-clinical studies, building on DRDC’s…

CRTI issues fourth call for proposals

The CBRN Research and Technology Initiative (CRTI) has issued its fourth call for proposals in the areas of technology acceleration, research and technology development and technology demonstration. The deadline for a brief synopsis is January 5/05 and successfully screened applicants have until February 12/05 to submit detailed proposals. Projects must involve technology development relating to…

TRLabs wins public health R&D contract

TRLabs and TDV Global Inc have entered a three-year, $900,000 R&D project the develop a range of critical software tools for use by the Canadian Network for Public Health Intelligence (CNPHI). TDV, an Ottawa-based strategic management consulting firm with branches in Winnipeg and Halifax, is heading up CNPHI in conjunction with Health Canada, the Univ…

DRDC invests in IDELIX visualization technology

IDELIX Software Inc has received $470,00 in assistance from Defence R&D Canada (DRDC) through its Defence Industrial Research program. Vancouver-based IDELIX will use the funding to conduct R&D to refine the user interface of its pliable display technology (PDT), producing advances in information visualization software. IDELIX has considerable expertise in the areas of high performance…