Organization: Genome Prairie

Genome BC to boost industry uptake with WD funding

Genome British Columbia has received $715,000 from Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) to increase the user-pull of relevant genomics technologies by existing companies and organizations, as well as supporting new companies. The funding targets genomics technologies to ensure pest-free wood products and identify the origins of agri-fisheries products by matching industry with academia and addressing…

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…

Partners invest $20M in livestock genomics research

Genome Alberta is leading a group of funding partners on two large-scale livestock genomics projects. A $12.4-million project led by researchers at the Univ of Alberta, Univ of Saskatchewan and PigGen Canada will use genomics to help reduce the impact of two of the most common diseases in commercial pig production — Porcine Circovirus Associated…

US start-up NemaRx relocates to Calgary

Inno-centre Alberta (ICA) has reeled in a highly promising US pharmaceutical start-up to its business development mentoring program. NemaRx Pharmaceuticals Inc (formerly NemaGain) pushes the number of firms accepted into the program to nine in less than two years (R$, October 24/01). With less than five employees, NemRx possesses intellectual property with an impressive pedigree,…

Genome research project secures corporate backing

The largest project ever funded by Genome Canada — Functional Patho-genomics of Mucosal Immunity — has netted two corporate sponsors. Inimex Pharmaceuticals Inc of Vancouver and the newly created Pyxis Genomics Canada Inc (a subsidiary of Chicago-based Pyxis Genomics Inc) are contributing a total of $10.5 million for exclusive rights to commercialize discoveries arising from…