Organization: Robarts Research Institute

Ontario funds RRI’s integration with UWO

The Ontario government is providing the Robarts Research Institute (RRI) with $23 million to facilitate its integration with the Univ of Western Ontario (UWO) and purchase new medical research equipment. RRI’s decision to formally merge with UWO coincides with the announced departure of Dr Mark Pozansky on April 30 to establish a consulting business. He…

Viron Therapeutics wins Prix Galien award for VT-111

London ON-based Viron Therapeutics Inc has won the prestigious Prix Galien Canada Award for its work developing a class of medicines targeting inflammatory-based disorders. The award was made November 16 and recognizes Viron’s development of VT-111, a class of virally-derived biologics that could revolutionize the way cardiovascular disease is currently treated. VT-111 is currently in…

Roberts Research Institute spins off new company

The Robarts Research Institute has spun off a company that designs and develops clinical imaging platforms for use by biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms. Biomark Imaging Inc will develop platforms to test new therapies for a range of diseases from osteoporosis to cancer. The business case is being driven by FDA requirements for imaging data as…

Human sciences receive $73M for 835 projects

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada has awarded $73 million in funding for 835 studies related to public health, second language learning, corporate governance, sustainable development, and international law. The investments involve researchers at more than 60 universities and focus on seven broad areas. FMI www.sshrc.ca…. The Krembil Foundation is providing $5…